South Bay Art Association was established in 1956 by Bellport artists George Cox,
Dorothy Maggio, Sigrid Rice and Juanita Elder. These four determined artists after
exhibiting in the lobby of The Gateway Playhouse, came together to form SBAA. Their vision was to share their love of the arts with the community by providing creative
opportunities, education and encouragement for its members.
In a few short years, South Bay Art Association organized the first Artists on the
Lane event lining the iconic picket fenced Bellport Lane with established and
emerging local artists. Since its humble beginnings, Artists on the Lane has grown in
popularity, attracting thousands of art enthusiasts from around the globe to Bellport
every Fourth of July .
For decades, SBAA has been coordinating exhibits and events to celebrate the
talents of its members as well as providing educational opportunities such as
demonstrations, lectures and critiques. In addition to its members, South Bay Art
Association supports the artistic pursuits of our local youth by providing
scholarships and funding to students and schools throughout our community. SBAA
has grown since its humble Bellport beginnings and now features member artists
from across Long Island.
The South Bay Art Association meets monthly to provide a social and educational
atmosphere for its members and we invite you to join us for more information about
our organization. Anyone with a sincere interest in sharing their passion for the arts
is encouraged to join.
Interested in becoming a member?