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Opening Reception of Our Simple Good

The time always goes by so quickly. We all cannot thank you enough for your support and collaboration to make this a wonderful camp season.… Read More

Introducing the Westbury Arts mobile app!

We’re excited to introduce our new Westbury Arts mobile app, which just launched on iPhone and Android devices!  Download it today to stay up

WEEK FIVE SUMMER CAMP WRAP UP!

Only one week left and Summer Arts Camp will be a wrap. It always goes by so quickly.We really packed in a lot of activities this week. Alex and Henrri have been working with the campers to create comic books, Roya definitely lived up to my favorite motto - art is messy, while they were making their collage selfies and Christophe experimented with printing using found objects! … Read More

WEEK FOUR SUMMER CAMP WRAP UP!

Week 4 introduced us to constructions and assemblages with all of our teaching artists leading the campers in projects that required building 3D objects using found materials. … Read More

Westbury Summer Arts Camp in partnership with the Chicago-based organization

Westbury Arts presents an exhibit of photographs taken by youth, ages 6 to 12 in the Village of Westbury Summer

Budding photographers

An exhibit of photographs taken by youth, ages 6 to 12, in the Village of Westbury Summer Arts Camp, will

WEEK THREE SUMMER CAMP WRAP UP!

During week 3 at camp we returned to our daily schedule of visual arts, outdoor play, electives and our Friday guest artists visits.… Read More

WEEK TWO SUMMER CAMP WRAP UP!

It was a super exciting week at camp with our special guest teaching artist Ms. Olivia from The Simple Good. … Read More

WEEK ONE SUMMER ARTS CAMP!

Welcome to Week One of Westbury Summer Arts Camp! This week at camp we got to know all our teaching artists and fellow campers. We also had our first guest artist visit from Ms. Margo and made our own Tie-Dye T-shirts!… Read More

Westbury Imagined Short Stories

Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of fiction by Arthur that

GRAND OPENING

Join Us For Our Grand Opening Weekend Celebration Of Westbury Arts’ New Home!… Read More

Westbury Imagined Short Stories

Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of fiction by Arthur that

ANNUAL THEMESCAPE MURAL PROJECT OPEN CALL FOR MURALIST

THE WALL | Patchogue Arts Council, in collaboration with the Patchogue- Medford Library, is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions from muralists to exhibit a temporary mural on the rear of the Patchogue-Medford Library.

ANNUAL THEMESCAPE MURAL PROJECT OPEN CALL FOR MURALIST

THE WALL | Patchogue Arts Council, in collaboration with the Patchogue- Medford Library, is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions from muralists to exhibit a temporary mural on the rear of the Patchogue-Medford Library.

Westbury Imagined: Short Stories

Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of fiction by Arthur that reflects

Westbury Imagined: Short Stories

Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of fiction by Arthur that reflects

Virtual Poetry Slam Recap

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Virtual Poetry Slam, on Saturday, March 6. For

Mrs. Hicks Meets Mr. Douglass

Westbury Imagined: Short Stories Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of

Mrs. Hicks Meets Mr. Douglass

Westbury Imagined: Short Stories Author: Arthur Dobrin Each month or so, we will continue to publish an original work of

Black History Month Celebration

A selection of Biographies of Notable Figures Including Intellectuals, Writers, Artists and Performers Biographies compiled and arranged by Stan Turetsky, a

The Sharpshooter

Author: Arthur Dobrin Following the War for Independence, a Hessian sharpshooter chose not to return to Germany. His home was

Westbury Imagined: A Very Short History, by Arthur Dobrin

Henry Willis refused to swear the Oath of Allegiance to King Charles II when he became a Quaker and so

Financial Assistance and Resources for Artists

Current Financial Assistance for Artists and Performers, and more!   Below is a list of current opportunities and also links

2020 Westbury Middle School Art Contest and Trip to NYC

The Westbury Arts Council held conducted its annual Westbury Middle School Art Contest last month, judged by Chris Hobbs and

Recap of our Black History Month Celebration!

Westbury Arts presented our fourth annual Black History Month celebration on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Church of the

Teaching Artist Training on L.I., New York State Creative Aging Initiative

Lifetime Arts will offer a full-day training in Creative Aging best practices for teaching artists working on Long Island. As

Complimentary Tickets to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Holiday Benefit Concert for Members

Complimentary Tickets to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Holiday Benefit Concert for Westbury Arts Members The Long Island

Westbury Arts Hosts First Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit in Collaboration with Town of North Hempstead

“Estamos Unidos” Will Run From September 22 through October 19 at the Yes We Can Center Westbury Arts, in collaboration

Call for Artists: ‘Estamos Unidos’ Hispanic Heritage Exhibit

Estamos Unidos, an exhibit curated by Westbury Arts, seeks to celebrate the artistic and creative expression of Hispanic artists on

Call for Artists: Art in the Park

Ninth Annual Outdoor Art & Sale 2019 Application Art in the Park On the Village Green, Farmingdale, N.Y. Date: Sunday,

Concert Recap: Tooty and the Mother Plucker

Westbury Arts kicked off its 2019 Summer Concert Series season with a performance by Tooty and the Mother Plucker on

Sunset Sketch: A Creative Night Out

Sketch, exchange ideas & imbibe!  Gather in the Garden to view the astounding Balance in Nature aerial sculptures of Jerzy

Westbury Arts Hosts First LGBTQ Pride Exhibit, “Everyday Pride”

Westbury Arts is thrilled to announce that we are hosting our very first art exhibit celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. “Everyday

Westbury Arts Announces 2019 Free Summer Concert Series

Westbury Arts is continuing its tradition of hosting a free outdoor Summer Concert Series with 10 concerts by local performers.

Registration Is Now Open for Westbury Summer Arts Camp 2019

The Westbury Summer Arts Camp is a six-week multi-disciplinary arts-based summer program for children age 6 to 12 years old.

Meet Our Very First Staff Member: Marie Saint-Cyr

Artist, art teacher, and project manager Marie Saint-Cyr is the new program associate for Westbury Arts! Since our inception in

Westbury Arts Board Member Receives Prestigious Media Award

A big congratulations to one of our Board Members, Alex Nuñez. Nuñez is the Art Director at Anton Media Group,

Westbury Arts Paints the Town for Spring

On May 4, 2019, Westbury Arts curated and organized their first annual spring window painting event. This project was a

Everyday Pride: Call for Artists

Photo Credit: The Gender Spectrum Collection Exhibit Description Westbury Arts is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our very

Call for Artists: 2019 Spring Window Painting

Spring is Blooming on Post Avenue Westbury arts seeks artists to paint springtime floral designs on the windows of participating

Westbury Arts Board Member Angelica Medina Named To Women’s Honor Roll of the Town

Angelica Medina, Westbury Arts board member and chair of the development committee, is one of 14 Town of North Hempstead

Call for Artists: Arts On Terry

Arts On Terry  (AOT) Arts on Terry is a contemporary art fair for all ages highlighting 200+ artists from a

Call for Artists: I Sing the Body Electric: Inspired by the Written Word

All amateur and professional artists 18 and older working in any media are invited to enter works inspired by the

Westbury Paints The Town – For The Holidays

On December 9 Westbury Arts in cooperation with the Westbury BID decorated store windows on Post Avenue in Westbury. Jackie

Apply now for the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are unrestricted cash awards of $7,000 made to individual or collaborating originating artists living and working in

Recap: Nonstop to Cairo August 30 Concert

The August 30 event featured a mix of ska, funk, and hip hop. Westbury Arts wrapped up its 2018 Summer

Recap: Joe Rock & The All Stars August 16 Concert

The August 16 event featured high-energy rock band Joe Rock & The All Stars. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer

Recap: PseudoSsudio August 23 Concert

The August 23 event featured Phil Collins Tribute Band. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert Series with

Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp Registration Is Open [via NYSCA/NYFA ]

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ State & Local

Recap: Polka Brothers August 9 Concert

Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert Series with the Polka Brothers on Thursday, August 9. The event attracted over 120 attendees to the Piazza Ernesto Strada. It was the seventh in a series of 10 free outdoor concerts to take place in the Village of Westbury this Summer.… Read More

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 5

This week we welcomed back some vacationing campers and we said goodbye to Ms. Briana who left us a week

Recap: Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino August 2 Concert

Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert Series with Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino on Thursday, August 2. The event attracted over 220 attendees to the Piazza Ernesto Strada – our largest crowd yet. It was the sixth in a series of 10 free outdoor concerts to take place in the Village of Westbury this Summer.… Read More

Westbury Arts mourns the loss of Joan Boes

We are sad to share the news of the passing of a truly great woman, Joan Boes, Westbury Arts board member and founding member.… Read More

Westbury Arts Is Now Accepting Proposals For 2019

We're now accepting proposals for our 2019 season – including events, workshops, and concerts for our Summer Arts & Concert Series. Submission deadline is September 3, 2018.… Read More

Farmers & Artists Market Spotlight: Bella’s Cookie Butters

Bella’s Cookie Butters can be found most Sundays at the Westbury Arts Farmers & Artists Market. We asked Bella a

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 4

We have two weeks left of summer art camp and still have so much more to explore! Portraits were celebrated

Recap: Jeanette Berry & The Soul Nerds July 26 Concert

The July 26 event featured longtime Westbury resident Jeanette Berry. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert Series

Ideas Generated At Our July General Meeting Brainstorming Session

At the July 16 Westbury Arts General Meeting, we gathered around tables in groups of five or six to have

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 3

We enjoyed quite a week at camp! Our jewelry workshop, with Ms. Maureen, introduced us to wire wrapping, as the

Call For Volunteers: Farmers Market and Summer Concerts

We’re seeking volunteers for our Farmers & Artists Market on Sunday mornings and Summer Concert Series on Thursday evenings in

Recap: Sympatico July 19 Concert

The July 19 event featured returning jazz and blues band Sympatico. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert

Call for Muralists: Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

The Arts Council at Freeport is embarking on a funded mural arts project. They’re requesting that interested muralists contact them

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 2

We have completed our second week of camp and it was full of new ideas and experiences. There were quite

Recap: North Shore Pops July 12 Concert

The July 12 event featured Long Island’s premiere pops orchestra: North Shore Pops. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts

Now On Sale: Westbury Arts T-Shirts and Aprons!

You asked for it! Westbury Arts t-shirts are now available in black. Purchase yours at our July meeting for $20.

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 1

We completed our first week of camp – and it was great! This week was our “sampler week”. Every camper

Recap: Underground Horns July 5 Concert

The July 5 event featured Afro funk Latin brass band Underground Horns. Westbury Arts continued its 2018 Summer Arts &

Open Enrollment For Girls Inc. Of Long Island Summer Program

What is Girls Inc? Girls Inc is an empowering experience which provides girls with trusting, mentoring relationships, a girls-only enviornment,

Recap: Westbury Arts Kicks Off Summer Concert Series With Sixties Tribute Concert

The June 28 event featured Just Sixties tribute band. Westbury Arts kicked off its 2018 Summer Arts & Concert Series

Knock, knock…It’s National Joke Day.

My grandparents owned a bungalow colony in the Catskills where I spent every summer until I was 11. The mothers

Westbury Launches Summer Arts Program For Children

The six-week program, which will run Mondays thru Thursdays from July 9 to August 16, will include fine arts, dance, music, creative writing, and more.… Read More

Westbury Arts in collaboration with Westbury Memorial Library Presents “Nature; In All Its Glory – A Photographic Exhibition”

Westbury Arts in collaboration with Westbury Memorial Library Presents Nature; In All Its Glory – A Photographic Exhibition. Local artists

Meet Our New Board Members

Three Westbury Women Join Westbury Arts Board Three local women—Jacki Beder, Dorcas Kiptoo and Angelica Medina—have been appointed to the

Join Westbury Arts for the Westbury Memorial Day Parade!

We'll be marching down Post Avenue at 10:00 am. A ceremony will follow at the Westbury Community Center.… Read More

Job Opportunities for Teaching Artists: Summer 2018

Westbury Arts, in cooperation with the Village of Westbury Recreation Department, is conducting a six week summer arts camp for

Call For Artists: Wearable Art

“Art is not limited to gallery walls. See it, wear it, live it!” The Huntington Arts Council invites artists to

Call For Artists: Stars, Stripes and Pin Ups: Work Inspired by Sailor Jerry

“Is it the nostalgia or the risque images, perhaps the patriotism and the permanency? It is the allure of the

Four Months Later: Westbury Middle School Students Reflect on Art Contest

They Loved Manhattan. Now that four months have passed, we thought it would be interesting to get reactions from some

Attention Students: Scholarships for Graphic Design Students

Here’s a great opportunity for students! The Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation provides financial support to New

Open Call For Entries: Photography Exhibition

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. – Walt Whitman Nature, in

Call For Artists: 2018 Summer Concert Series T-Shirt Design Contest

Submit a creative design that represents Westbury Arts’ motto, “Together we create Westbury,” and reflects the artistic disciplines that will be represented at our 2018 Concert Series; music, art, and dance.  The winning T-shirt will be our official 2018 concert series T-shirt.… Read More

Meet Your Music Instructors: Sumari

Improvisation Workshop with Sumari This workshop takes musical improvisation to new heights. Westbury jazz drummer Tom Cabrera and his trio

Meet Your Illustration Instructor: Jay Stuart

Illustrating With A Narrative “I always enjoyed comic books,” says illustrator and painter Jay Stuart. He attended The School of

Calling All Handmade Artisans & Crafters: Our Farmers & Artists Market Is Back

Calling all handmade artisans and crafters! Westbury Arts is now accepting applications from vendors of handcrafted goods for its Sunday Farmers & Artists Market that will run from June 24 to October 28, 10:00am to 3:00pm, in our beautiful outdoor piazza in the heart of Westbury Village.… Read More

Cousin Aggie’s Soda Bread Recipe

Every year around March 17 I go to my little green index card box—which is my oldest recipe file—and dig

Celebrating Black History: Kara Walker

Kara Walker exploded onto the art scene in 1994 at the age of 24 with work that shocked many, and at the same time, made her one of the leading artistic voices on the subject of race and racism.… Read More

Money Magazine Names Westbury As A Top Place To Live For Young Singles

Money Magazine names Westbury as a top place to live for young families and singles. Millennials are striking out on

Celebrating Black History: Nina Simone

Nina Simone was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and she will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, class of 2018, this April. Yet, in her entire career, her one and only Top 20 pop hit was her version of "I Loves You Porgy" from the musical Porgy and Bess. It is nearly impossible to think about her life and career without being struck by contradictions. However, one thing is indisputable; she was one of the most extraordinary artists of the 20th century, an icon of American music and her triumphant voice sang what it meant to be young, gifted and black in a sometimes unjust and troubled world.… Read More

Celebrating Black History: Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes. It’s difficult to think about one without the other.… Read More

Call For Artists: Juried Art Contest & Exhibit

Westbury Arts is pleased to announce that we will be holding a Juried Art Contest and Exhibit. The juried contest

Westbury Arts Collaborates With Westbury Middle School To Host Student Art Contest and Field Trip

Contest winners visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and attended a performance of STOMP In New York City Westbury Arts

Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future: Westbury Arts Celebrates Black History Month

Westbury Arts was thrilled to host a special Black History Month celebration, Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, which took

Meet Your 3D Picture Art Instructor: Christopher Hobbs

3D Picture Art It all started with doodling. Christopher Hobbs – who has worked as an arborist, soft ball umpire,

Celebrating Black History: John Coltrane

John Coltrane was an acclaimed American jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer who was a tremendous influence on the world of music. He revolutionized American jazz with his innovative techniques, while demonstrating a reverence for the sounds of other cultures including African, Latin American, Far Eastern and South Asian.… Read More

Meet Your Art Instructor: Patty Eljaiek

Work With What You Have – Resist Process Fabric Design Sometimes it takes the right teacher to awaken an interest

Meet Your Colored Pencil Instructor: Jill Velasco

In her Colored Pencil Flower Workshop artist Jill Velasco will teach techniques of working with colored pencils to achieve life-like results that make people wonder if your drawing is a painting or a photograph.… Read More

Meet Your Ceramics Instructor: George Black

Ceramics You don’t need a potter’s wheel to make clay art. Art teacher George Black teaches how to hand build

Celebrate American Heart Month By Knitting and Crocheting Red Hats for Newborns

Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate

Meet Your Wireworking Instructor: Maureen Baranov

Wireworking 101 In this workshop you’ll learn how to fashion unique jewelry. The material and the tools are simple but

We Have A New Name And A New Logo

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts is now officially known simply as Westbury Arts. The change comes after a

Introducing Our First Fine Arts Workshop Series For Adults

Westbury Arts is thrilled to announce it will be offering fine arts workshops for adults beginning in January 2018. Classes

We’re Hosting Our First Holiday Farmers and Artists Market

Following the success of our first-ever summer Farmers & Artists Market, Westbury Arts is proud to present the Holiday Farmers

We’re Seeking Instructors For Our Upcoming Workshop Series

Westbury Arts is accepting proposals for our upcoming Workshop Series. Westbury Arts member artists are invited to submit proposals for

Calls for Artists via Huntington Arts Council

  The Winter Solstice: Darkness into Light “The winter solstice is a turning point, not just astrologically, but also in

Recap: 2017 Black & White Masquerade Ball

Westbury Arts hosted its second annual Black & White Masquerade Ball on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM at The

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Pablo Neruda

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The greatest poet writing in

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Tito Puente

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The King of Jazz. Tito

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Celia Cruz

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The Queen of Salsa Music.

The Westbury Arts Black & White Masquerade Ball Approaches!

Westbury Arts’ Black & White Masquerade Ball, honoring Deputy Mayor Joan Boes, is coming up soon! Buy your tickets in

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Diego Velázquez

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) was a

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Diego Rivera

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. Diego Rivera dedicated his art

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Family Fun Night With Maraca Making, Face Painting, and a Free Outdoor Concert

The August 31 event featured family friendly activities and a performance by Nu Mo Swing. Westbury Arts continued its 2017

Farmers & Artists Market Vendor Spotlight: Foughnuts

This summer, Westbury Arts and Sunnyside Markets are teaming up to launch the Westbury Farmers & Artists Market. Each market

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Salsa Night With Free Outdoor Dance Lessons and Concert

The August 24 event featured outdoor salsa lessons and a performance by El Son de la Loma. Westbury Arts continued

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Movie Night with The 6th Westbury Short Film Concert

The August 18 event featured award-winning short films and live music under the stars. Asbury Shorts USA, a nationally recognized

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Rock ‘N’ Roll Night With Outdoor Painting Class and Free Outdoor Concert

The August 10 event featured an outdoor painting class and a performance by X-Session. Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Jazz and Blues Night With T-Shirt Painting and Free Outdoor Concert

The August 3 event featured a t-shirt painting activity and a performance by Sympatico. Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer

Farmers & Artists Market Vendor Spotlight: Jay Stuart

This summer, Westbury Arts and Sunnyside Markets are teaming up to launch the Westbury Farmers & Artists Market. Each market

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts “An Evening with the Pops” with Collaborative Painting & Outdoor Concert

The July 27 event featured a collaborative art project and a free outdoor concert by The North Shore Pops Concert

Farmers & Artists Market Vendor Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

This summer, Westbury Arts and Sunnyside Markets are teaming up to launch the Westbury Farmers & Artists Market. Each market

Farmers & Artists Market Vendor Spotlight: Maureen Baranov

This summer, Westbury Arts and Sunnyside Markets are teaming up to launch the Westbury Farmers & Artists Market. Each market will

Farmers & Artists Market Vendor Spotlight: Nicole Harrington of Beyond the Sea

This summer, Westbury Arts and Sunnyside Markets are teaming up to launch the Westbury Farmers & Artists Market. Each market

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Opera Night With Free Outdoor Concert and Puzzle Art Activity

The July 20 event featured The Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company of Long Island. Westbury Arts continued its

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Reggae Soul Night Collaborative Painting Project and Free Concert

The July 13 event featured collaborative painting and a performance by Fevah Reign. Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts Tango Night With Free Outdoor Dance Lessons and Concert

The July 6 event featured outdoor tango lessons and a performance by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. Westbury Arts continued its

Recap: Westbury Arts Kicks Off 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with Mardi Gras Night

The June 29 event featured an outdoor painting class and performance by The Hoodoo Loungers. Westbury Arts kicked off its

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Candy Darling

In celebration of LGBT Pride month we will be showcasing four prominent LGBT artists in history. Candy Darling was born

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Josephine Baker

In celebration of LGBT Pride month we will be showcasing four prominent LGBT artists in history. Entertainer. Activist. Singer. Actress.

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Stolen Lives Project by Dr. Nichelle Rivers

In continued celebration of LGBT pride month, we are focusing on the Stolen Lives Project by Dr. Nichelle Rivers. This

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Andy Warhol

In celebration of LGBT Pride month we will be showcasing four prominent LGBT artists in history. Illustrator, Advertiser, Producer, Painter,

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Audre Lorde

In celebration of LGBT Pride month we will be showcasing four prominent LGBT artists in history. Poet, Feminist, Novelist, Essayist,

Westbury Arts to Hold Worldwide Knit in Public Day Event

Westbury Arts is thrilled to hold it’s very first Knit in Public (KIP) event on Saturday, June 10 from 11:00

The Art of Wine Tasting

In 2008, my husband Tom and I worked for a year as consultants for The Traveling Vineyard, a direct sales

Westbury Arts Transforms Post Avenue Bootery Storefront into a Work of Art

Westbury Arts and The Post Avenue Bootery are thrilled to present “Below the Knee,” a thematic art installation focusing on

Westbury Arts Members Participate in Community Collaborations

Several Westbury Arts members painted a backdrop of London for the St. Brigid’s production of Mary Poppins.The seven panel piece

Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month: Anne Albano

This month is Volunteer Appreciation Month and, in order to celebrate, we are featuring one of our amazing volunteers! This

Westbury Arts Sponsors Students to Visit National Museum of African American History and Culture

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Pi Pi Omega Chapter Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Washington, DC On March 25, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History: Carole King

American Composer, Songwriter, Singer and Environmental activist Carole King is known to be one of the most successful Singer/Songwriter of

Celebrating Women’s History: Billie Holiday

Legendary Jazz Vocalist and Public Figure Born Eleanora Fagan, she grew up in Baltimore which was known for its abundance

Celebrating Women’s History in Art: Frida Kahlo

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Frida Kahlo – A Mexican artist and feminist icon Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican

Westbury Arts Welcomes Its First Intern: Meet Jazara Morales

  The team at Westbury Arts would like to give a warm welcome to our very first intern – Jazara Morales from

Celebrating Women’s History in Art: Yayoi Kusama

Avant-Garde Painter, Sculpture and Novelist Yayoi Kusama is an internationally renowned Japanese Avant-Garde artist known for her eye-opening artwork and

Call for Artists: 2D and 3D media inspired by…shoes!

Westbury Arts is inviting artists working in 2D and 3D media to submit to a curated, thematic group exhibition dedicated

Celebrating Black History: Maya Angelou

Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real

Celebrating Black History: August Wilson

Although August Wilson never formally studied playwriting, he has left an indelible mark on the American theater with his ‘Century

Celebrating Black History: Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold is now 85 years old and is celebrated for her work as an artist, educator, and social activist,

Celebrating Black History: Art Smith

Born to Jamaican parents in Cuba and raised in Brooklyn, Art Smith became one of the leading jewelry designers of

Celebrating Black History: Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke, known as the King of Soul, was an American singer, song writer and entrepreneur.  The son of a

Celebrating Black History: The Nicholas Brothers

Fayard and Harold Nicholas, whose tap dancing made them international stars, are perhaps not well remembered today. However, with class,

Call for Artists: North Hempstead Arts Advisory Council Second Juried Art Contest

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board and the Town’s Business & Tourism Development Corporation (“BTDC”) along with

Celebrating Black History: Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina in 1911. Although recognized as an artist after his first solo show in

Celebrating Black History: Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks was one of the most important figures in American documentary photojournalism during the twentieth century. His lifelong commitment

Call for Artists: A Celebration of the African American Experience at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery

Arts Alive LI, Long Island Black Artist Association, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (L.I.A.A.C.C.) and Bloomingdale’s have

Public Workshop: Westbury Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The Village of Westbury has received a $10 million funding award through the State of New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative

5 Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Artwork

Think you know everything about your favorite works of art? While some mysteries may never be answered, (like will we

6 Tips For Making a Short Film

From high school film festivals to Sundance, short films have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Thanks to

Call for Artists: JumpstART Professional Development & Public Arts Program

Participate in JumpstART! Build your confidence Create relationships Challenge yourself Advance your skills Step out of your comfort zone Participate

8 Tips to Improve Your Poetry

It’s surprising that despite most people’s lifetime of writing school papers, cards and story’s, most people have never sat down

Top 5 iPad Apps For Drawing, Painting and Design

When the iPad first came out, it revolutionized the way people created art. All of a sudden, the average Joe

4 Ways to Get Inexpensive NYC Theater Tickets

It’s no surprise that New York City is the hub for theater – but what may surprise you, your credit

Top 10 Museums to Visit in New York City

The Rockefeller tree is up and the Rockets are taking the stage. More than 20 million tourists brave the cold

3 Kid Friendly Holiday Crafts

With the holiday break coming up, you may be wondering how you’ll keep your kids away from the TV and

A Brief History of Art in Western Culture

From cave paintings to high definition films, art in the Western World has evolved and adapted to fit that culture’s

Support Westbury Arts on #GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – but did you know about #GivingTuesday? Last year,

Myth vs. Fact – Art Edition

  “Anyone could make that.” Odds are, either while at a gallery or about something online, you’ve heard that said

Call for Artists: 2017 Summer Concert Series

We are now accepting applications from performers who are interested in joining the lineup for our 2017 Summer Arts &

Westbury Arts Partners with Roosevelt Field Mall to Create a Mural

Westbury Arts and Roosevelt Field have partnered to create a colorful mural to decorate the children’s play area at Roosevelt

Our First Black and White Masquerade Ball Was A Success!

The 2016 Black and White Masquerade Ball was a smashing success! Everyone dressed up in their best black and white

Eat at California Pizza Kitchen to Support Westbury Arts

Want to eat some delicious food and support the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts at the same time? Here’s a simple

We’re Gonna Have a Ball – A Black & White Masquerade Ball!

Join the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts on October 18 at 7pm for its first ever Black & White

September 25: Free Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join us on Sunday, September 25 from 12pm-4pm in the St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School Parking Lot (Maple Ave at St.

September 2: Julie Lyon Quintet with Environmental Artist & Painter Ron Becker

Join us on Friday, September 2 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada

August 19: The 5th Annual Westbury Short Film Concert with Out of the Box Big Band

The 5th Annual Westbury Short Film Concert presented by Asbury Shorts brings to The Piazza in Westbury a touring exhibition

August 5: Sonido Clasico w/ Rhythmology and paintings by Dr. Nichelle Rivers

Join us on Friday, August 5 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada

July 29: Plaza Theatrical Productions presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”

Join us on Friday, July 29 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada in

July 22: Rowan Realty presents Save it 4 Later and Paint Night with Artist/Instructor Patty Eljaiek

Join us on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada

July 8: North Shore Pops with handmade cards by Maureen Baranov

Join us on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada

Get Your Own Westbury Arts T-Shirt and Support the Council!

Now’s your chance to get your very own Westbury Arts t-shirt! All proceeds benefit the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts.

Westbury Arts Awarded Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth Award for Creating a Sense of Place

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts was awarded Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth Award for creating a Sense of

July 1: Dance Visions NY with art by Jay Stuart

Join us on Friday, July 1 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada in

June 17: Elias Ladino Ensemble with handmade jewelry by Lisa Medoff

Join us on June 17 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada in

June 3: Time Passages w/ Charlotte Maher and abstract painting by Kathie Domney

Join us on June 3 at 7pm for an evening of music and art at the Piazza Ernesto Strada in the

May 27: The Show Must Go On: Stories of Triumph, Tragedy and Adventure in Front of a Live Audience

Join us for an evening of story telling in the Village of Westbury! This Moth-style* story telling event features true

Visit Our Pop-Up Art Gallery at the  Westbury Arts/Hicks Art Show

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts will be hosting a free art exhibit at Hicks Nurseries. Our “pop-up” gallery

Call for Volunteers: Art Exhibition at Hicks

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts will once again be holding an art exhibit at Hicks Nurseries Thursday, April

Call for Artists: Exhibits at Hicks Nurseries

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts (Westbury Arts) has some artist opportunities with our upcoming art exhibit in conjunction

Call for visual artists: Summer concert series

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts (aka Westbury Arts) is seeking 6 visual artists to display and sell their

Join Us for a Member Appreciation Event

The Executive Board of the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts invites you to celebrate with us on March 16th,

Supervisor Bosworth, Council Member Russell Invite Residents to Celebrate Black History Month

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell and The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts will host

Join us for a special Black History Month Event on 2/4

Join us on February 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the “Yes We Can” Community Center for Hallowed Ground: Sites of African

Join us for A Family of Women on March 6

Join us for the opening event of A Family of Women, a month long celebration of the experiences that connect

Watch “Al Posillico – The Man Behind The Camera” on YouTube

On Sunday, November 15, the Westbury Historical Society hosted program celebrating the life of Al Posillico. Al was the official photographer for the Village

Al Posillico: The Man Behind the Camera

Join us for a program celebrating the life of the iconic Al Posillico. The Westbury Historical Society, of which Al

A Message from Your New President

Greetings Art Council Members! I am honored and enthusiastic as I begin my term as president and I will be

Some Big News!

Happy Fall! This letter is to inform you of some exciting developments from the Board of Directors. As of October

Extended Deadline: Call for Artists for Fall Art Mart

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts invites professional artists to submit a registration form and photos of their work

Open Call for Artists: Small 2D Art Exhibit (All Media) BID Westbury Street Fair on October 24, 2015

Open call for artists to participate in the upcoming Pop Up Gallery sponsored by the Greater Westbury Council for the

Call for Artists: Westbury Memorial Public Library

The Westbury Memorial Public Library is seeking photographic images that are in the spirit of the winter season. Six images

Call for Artists: Fall Art Mart!

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts invites professional artists to submit a registration form and photos of their work

Announcing the 2015 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series

We’re thrilled to announce the 2015 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series! We hope you’ll join us for this free

Call for Artists: Art Mart

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts is pleased to announce an open call for artists and artisan vendors for

Presentation of Donation to Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline

Two representatives from the Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline joined us at our general meeting on March 11 to accept our donation

The Hicks Art Show is Back On!

You may recall that we had to postpone our pop-up gallery at the 25th Annual Hicks Flower & Garden Show

Women in Words: A Recap

  On Friday, March 27, The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts presented Women in Words, a spoken word event

Women in Words: A Spoken Word Arts Event Celebrating Women’s History Month

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts in association with His & Hers Bar and Lounge invites you to Women in Words:

It’s Board Election Time!

There are currently six positions on the board set to be elected in May. Do you know anyone who may

Meet Local Artist George C. Burgess

Join the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts in celebrating the artwork of Westbury resident George C. Burgess on Sunday,

Free Events at the Westbury Memorial Public Library

Literature 26TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30pm The goal of the Read-In Chain is to

Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery to Celebrate National Black History Month

During the month of February (2015) selected artists will have their work featured in the Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery. Admission is

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts Celebrates National African American History Month

Come see and hear the great artistic talents of these two Westbury residents at these free events:  

Holiday Window Decorating Contest 2014 Winners

  Earlier this month, the Westbury Arts Council partnered with the Westbury Business Improvement District (BID) on a Holiday Window

Best Decorated House 2014

Congratulations Ken Jones! Your house was voted by your neighbors as the Best Christmas Decorated!

Decoding Annie Parker: Special Benefit and Screening

Join the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts and co-sponsor at The Space at Westbury for a special screening of

Westbury (UK) to Westbury (NY): Leander Morales Music Event at His and Hers Lounge

Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:30pm for history in the making! The Greater Westbury Council for the

The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts Elects New President

The Board of Directors of the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts (GWAC) has elected Chrissy Lorusso Shelley as President