THE ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit visual arts education center dedicated to broad-based visual arts education, providing a forum and showcase for artists of all ages and ability levels. Since its inception in 1955, the mission has focused on enhancing Long Island’s cultural life by promoting the appreciation, practice and enjoyment of the visual arts. Collaborative events and outreach programs spread the joy of creativity among every segment of the population.
Over 65 years ago, a small group of artists gathered to study and paint together. The magic vision that was created continues today. The Art League of Long Island is the oldest and largest nonprofit visual arts organization of its kind on Long Island, serving 155 towns and villages year-round. From classes, exhibitions and special events, to a lively arts newsletter and more, the Art League presents a full calendar of courses, programs and activities for artists of all ages and abilities.
The Art League’s growing membership welcomes all artists, individuals and businesses who enjoy art and fine crafts, as well as those who believe in the inestimable worth of the arts in our region.
In addition to the year-round course offerings, the Art League offers specialized programs to address distinct needs. Beyond the Classroom programs for local schools bring the Art League’s teaching/practicing artists into classrooms, or through on-site class field trips in the Art League’s studios. In addition, Professional Development Programs for Art Educators offer CTLE credits, whether in the Art League studios or at in-school locations. Outreach efforts have inspired creativity and the sense of well-being it creates in communities encompassing senior citizens, at-risk teens, traumatic brain injury victims, or those with developmental disabilities.