celebrate with us!

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Be sure to reserve your seats at the Islip Arts Council Then and Now 40th Anniversary Gala which will honor both our Founding Director Lillian Barbash and our current Executive Director Lynda Moran. Please join us for an elegant evening in the newly restored Main Ballroom at Historic Brookwood Hall. Save the date – Thursday, October 13, 2016!

CLICK HERE
to find out more about the Gala.

CLICK HERE to learn how Lillian Barbash first brought the NY Philharmonic to Heckscher Park thirty-five years ago. Also see the ART OF THE CONCERT - publicity posters through the years.

•• About The Islip Arts Council

The Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. We present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse population. Our goal is to facilitate these programs in response to the needs of the Long Island community.

The Islip Arts Council was created in 1974 with a resolution passed by the Islip Town Board. The purpose of the Council was to act as an advisory body to the Town Board on cultural matters. All members of the Arts Council were appointed by the Town, and all were volunteers.

In 1976, Lillian Barbash was named chairperson and the Islip Arts Council was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization. Incorporation status made it possible for the Arts Council to apply for county, state, and federal grants.

The Long Island Tourism and Convention Commission has cited the outstanding programs which the Islip Arts Council brings to the community as being ''most beneficial to the quality of life of all residents in the Town of Islip and surrounding communities.''

CLICK HERE to become a member of the Islip Arts Council.


•• VOLUNTEER

The Islip Arts Council welcomes enthusiatic individuals who love the arts. Help support the arts in our town while meeting new people and having some fun, too. Volunteers will work with staff and other volunteers in historic Brookwood Hall at the Islip Art Museum. You’ll have the opportunity to work at concerts and fairs, on and/or off site, and assist with many programs.

Earn a Free Class. Accumulated volunteer hours earn a complimentary class at the School of Cultural Arts. Please call 631-224-5420 to express your interest.

•• JAZZ FEST

It's our annual weekend festival featuring Jazz music for all ages with a mix of old favorites, swing-time, new works, and much more. Two days of fantastic music at Brookwood Hall.

CLICK HERE for Jazz Fest details.


•• 2016 annual free philharmonic concert in the park

Saturday, July 16, 2016
This year, thousands came to Heckscher Park for the concert to ''Honor Our Hometown Heroes,'' conducted by David Stewart Wiley. The concert also featured a fabulous fireworks display by the world-famous Grucci family, and special guest vocalist Christina Chirumbolo.

In addition, the crowd was treated to the premiere performance of a brand new piece by local composer Reynard Burns. Mr. Burns created the work in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, some of whom were in attendance at the concert.

CLICK HERE for more about the 2016 Annual Free Concert in the Park.
CLICK HERE for more about the Tuskegee Airmen.


•• free concert series

Islip Arts Council presents over 20 free concerts annually that feature professional musicians and local favorites of the highest caliber. The venues include Bayard Cutting Arboretum, the Bay Shore Band Shell, and Brookwood Hall.

CLICK HERE for the schedule.


•• Arts Council Events

Attend the ''Beatles and Oysters on the Bay'' fundraising evening aboard the beautiful Lauren Kristy in Bay Shore.

Discover The Hidden History of Islip Tours.

Join us for an exclusive trip to Fischer Art Glass Collection in Head of the Harbor, NY.

What's in the in the Brookwood Hall Exhibition Room this month?

Do not miss our "Then & Now" Anniversary Gala celebrating 4o years of the Islip Arts Council.

CLICK HERE for details.


•• School of Cultural Arts

The Islip Arts Council through its School of Cultural Arts offers fine art, music, yoga and meditation classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields. Classes take place at Brookwood Hall in the Museum School Classroom. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum are entitled to a 10% discount on classes.

CLICK HERE to see class offerings.

•• Art Exhibitions

The Council maintains a busy exhibition schedule outside of the Islip Art Museum. This includes two year-round, multi-artist projects, Art In The Hall at Islip Town Hall, and Art in the Airport at the Long Island MacArthur Airport.

The Local Color Photography Show takes place in the Spring at Seatuck’s beautiful Scully Estate, while this Fall will bring our 33rd Annual Juried Art Show which is open to sculpture, painting, watercolor, printmaking, drawing and photography.

CLICK HERE for current exhibitions.
CLICK HERE for show entry forms.
CLICK HERE for Artists Registry.
CLICK HERE for Artists News.


•• The 2016 Teeny awards winners

This year's ceremony took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale.

CLICK HERE to see 2016 Results!


•• Special community events

Islip Arts Council sponsors many important community events throughout the year.

CLICK HERE for the Listing.




registry of artists

The Islip Arts Council's NEW online Registry of Artists offers the professional art community a way to reach a wider audience, while providing the general public with access to explore a diverse group of emerging contemporary artists. Membership is open to artists at a nominal fee. Contact the Arts Council at 631 224-5420 for further information.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE REGISTRY OF ARTISTS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT OUR REGISTRY ARTISTS.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTIST CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

Programs

From art exhibitions and the Teeny Awards to cultural arts classes of all kinds and a free concert series, Islip Arts Council offers a myriad of programs that are designed to be enjoyed by patrons of all ages.


CLICK HERE FOR JAZZ FEST 2016.

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES.

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ART IN THE HALL AND ART IN THE AIRPORT EXHIBITIONS.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS FOR CURRENT ART EXHIBITIONS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEENY AWARDS.

9/24-25 Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest bursts onto the scene for a weekend in the fall at Historic Brookwood Hall. Presented by Islip Arts Council. See Programs Listing link above.

Free Concert Series at Bayard

Begins July 24

Performances take place at the Lower Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Sundays at 2pm. See Programs Listing link above.

All Summer Long

Enjoy free concerts in various locations throughout the Town of Islip. See Programs Listing link above.

Free Concert Series in Bay Shore

Begins July 5

Join us for Brown Bag Lunch Concerts at the Bay Shore Band Shell in Dr. King Park on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. See Programs Listing link above.

6/8 - 7/27 Art in the Hall

Photography by Doug Lange is now on view in the second floor rotunda of Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street. Open to the public M-F 9-5.

7/27 - 8/31 art in the airport

The Brush/Lens Project, featuring Photographer Holly Gordon and Painter Ward Hooper. At the Gallery in the Long Island MacArthur Airport, 100 Arrival Ave, Ronkonkoma.

Local Color

A juried Fine Art Photography Show celebrating the beauty of nature on Long Island, at the Historic Scully Estate (Seatuck Environmental Assoc.), Islip. Call is open to all photographers. Entry form will be made available on the Events page.

The 33rd Annual Juried Art Show

Our seasonal Juried Exhibition now in its 33rd year, is open to all artists. Entry form will be made available on the Events page.

School of Cultural Arts

Offering fine art, music, yoga and meditation classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum receive discounted rates. Call 224-5420 or 224-5402 to JOIN NOW!

6/9 The Teeny Awards

Islip Arts Council's version of the Tony Awards for the Township's high school theatre students. Now in its sixth year, this program honors outstanding student performers in order to enocurage them to continue their education in the performing arts and theatre.

6/9 The Teeny Awards

This awards program recognizes the talented theatre students of Islip Township and encourages them to pursue their dreams.

School of Cultural Arts

Offering fine art, music, yoga and meditation classes for adults and children. Registration: In Person, Mail-in, or Phone-In. You do not have to be a Town of Islip resident. JOIN NOW and receive discounted rates! Call 224-5420 or 224-5402 for information.

Events

Historic house tours, outdoor fairs, the Annual Free Philharmonic Concert in the Park – Islip Arts Council brings culture to the community in so many different ways.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS.

CLICK HERE FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE ANNUAL FREE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT IN THE PARK.

Beatles and Oysters on the Bay

September 9, 2016
CLICK HERE for More

The Hidden History of Islip Tour Series

Tour 4: Sept. 10, 2016
CLICK HERE for More

Trip to Fischer Art Glass Collection

October 1, 2016
CLICK HERE for More

"Then & Now" Islip Arts Council 40th Anniversary Gala

October 13, 2016
CLICK HERE for More

join us

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:
• 10% Discount on all classes at the School of Cultural Arts
• Discounts on purchases in the Museum Store (according to donor level)
• Discounts on lectures, workshops, teas, and luncheons
• Advance notice & invitations to openings, art exhibitions, workshops & historical exhibits


CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS.


Choose from these donation levels:

Student or Senior

$35

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store and name listed on on the IAC website




Individual

$50

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store and name listed on the IAC website




Family

$65

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, name listed on the IAC website, plus an extra 10% discount for family at Museum Store
Friend

$125

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, name listed on the IAC website, plus an extra 15% discount for family at Museum Store




Associate

$250

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, an extra 15% discount for family at Museum Store, a link to your website and your name and events listed on the IAC website




Patron

$500

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, an extra 15% discount for family at Museum Store, a link to your website and your name and events listed on the IAC website, and VIP Seating & Parking at Free Philharmonic Concert
Leader

$1000

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, an extra 15% discount for family at Museum Store, a link to your website and your name and events listed on the IAC website, VIP Seating & Parking at the Free Philharmonic Concert, plus tickets to pre-concert Orchestra Picnic and company name listed on programs and press releases




Benefactor

$5000

  • 10% discount on classes and purchases in the Museum Store, an extra 15% discount for family at Museum Store, a link to your website and your name and events listed on the IAC website, VIP Seating & Parking at the Free Philharmonic Concert, tickets to pre-concert Orchestra Picnic, company name listed on programs and press releases, plus choice of program to sponsor

Museum

The Islip Art Museum is a division of the Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and is managed by the Islip Arts Council. It is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times recently cited the Museum as the ''best facility of its kind outside Manhattan.'' It presents four exhibitions a year in the galleries of the Brookwood Hall mansion, a landmark estate on Long Island's south shore. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world.

The museum is open Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 4pm. Suggested Donation $5.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM WEBSITE.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE LINKS.

IAM Up Late Event:
An Evening With Letterforms

August 13, 2016 from 7-10pm

Shapeshifter: New Works by Anu Annam

June 19 - September 11, 2016

annual OPEN CALL 2016

June 19 - September 11, 2016

Contact Your Elected Officials

Tell your town supervisor and county legislator how important it is to you and your family that cultural programs continue in the Town of Islip. Let your state senator know how the arts have enhanced the quality of your own life in our town. Below is a contact list of all elected officials in IAC’s jurisdiction.


CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIALS CONTACT LIST.

"My vision is for Brookwood Hall to be the center for all the arts in Islip."

Lynda Moran
Executive Director of the Islip Arts Council

"From man’s earliest beginnings, the Arts have served to fulfill the aesthetic sense of men, women and children. The Islip Arts Council strives to fulfill its mission of bringing the Arts to the people of the Town of Islip, so that all citizens can experience the joy of expression and the sharing of the Human condition."

James D. Sutton
President of the Islip Arts Council

"As an art educator, I witness the  positive impact engaging in the arts can have on an individual. The IAC engages our community in the positive power of the arts. Art Matters."

Christine O'Malley
Vice President of the Islip Arts Council

1197

Concerts

282

Art Exhibits

870

Awards

2880

Cultural Arts Classes

HOURS
Islip Arts Council

Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm

Islip Art Museum
Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 4pm

The Museum Gift Shop
Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Located at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730

631-224-5420

www.isliparts.org

The Islip Arts Council cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy of all information on this website, nor the complete absence of errors and omissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability. All programs and events are subject to change.