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. Two years later, Lillian Barbash was named chairperson, and the Islip Arts Council was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization. Mrs. Barbash first brought the NY Philharmonic to Heckscher State Park more than forty years ago.
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The Islip Arts Council welcomes enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the arts. Volunteers will collaborate with staff at historic Brookwood Hall, represent the Council at concerts and fairs, and assist with many important events.
Islip Arts Council presents free concerts that feature professional musicians and local favorites of the highest caliber at venues that include Bayard Cutting Arboretum, the Bay Shore Band Shell, and Brookwood Hall.
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Islip Arts Council volunteers can accumulate hours to earn a complimentary class at the School of Cultural Arts. Individuals can strive to culturally enrich both the community and their personal artistic experience. CLICK HERE to express interest.
The IAC School of Cultural Arts offers fine art, music, and yoga classes for adults and children, all taught by professionals in their fields. With the rise of Covid, the School is offering online courses. Members of the Islip Arts Council are entitled to a discount on classes.
BE A PART OF OUR ONLINE SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS. Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you have a unique creative skill you always wanted to share with others?
The Islip Arts Council is looking for talented artists-teachers to be part of our School of Cultural Arts online courses. Email a proposal for a class or workshop to us. CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.
From art exhibitions and historic house tours, to cultural arts classes of all kinds and a free concert series, Islip Arts Council offers programs designed to be enjoyed by patrons of all ages and interests.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS.
CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL OF CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TEENY AWARDS REVISITED 2021.
The Islip Arts Council's 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. Become an Artist Member for a nominal fee. To contact the Arts Council CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE REGISTRY OF ARTISTS.
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The Islip Arts Council offers captivating programs for all ages and makes them available to all Long Islanders. Discover gallery exhibitions, arts-in-education programs, year-round free concert series, tours, workshops, fairs, and classes at the School of Cultural Arts.
Become a member today and your 100% tax-deductible donation will help the Islip Arts Council to continue the important work of bringing the arts to our beautiful South Shore home. It has never been more important to support the arts on Long Island than it is today. Won't you join us?
THE BENEFITS OF AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP:
• Special Members Only Discounted Pricing
• 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
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 14, 2020 the Town of Islip has directed the Islip Arts Council to cancel all events, classes, tours and public admittance to the Islip Art Museum until further notice.
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.''
The Museum presents a number of exhibitions each year in the galleries of the historic 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.
Suggested Donation $5.
Museum Hours: The Museum is currently closed due to Covid.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM WEBSITE.
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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.
"My vision is for Brookwood Hall to be the center for all the arts in Islip."
"It is imperative that we keep the arts at the forefront of our children’s education and make it an integral part of our community."
"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."
Islip Arts Council
Currently Closed due to Covid Pandemic
Located at Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
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.