To serve as a resource for the support and encouragement of local visual artists for the benefit and enrichment of the community at large.
- To promote, celebrate, and popularize area artists.
- To elevate public awareness of visual arts in the community.
- To establish venues for shows and exhibitions.
- To share ideas and information through networking and discourse.
- To establish a contact point for local art collectors.
- To achieve creative growth as artists through education.
About the Artists of Yardley
Artists of Yardley (AOY) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community by educating and encouraging individuals to experience, appreciate and share in the arts. Established in 2004, we continue to grow with over 250 members, exhibiting professionals and all others interested in the visual arts. In 2010, AOY adopted the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm in Yardley, PA as their new home and art center. Located in the heart of Bucks County, the panoramic views of the surrounding farmland complements the organization's aesthetic tenor.
The AOY offers classes in all media, weekend workshops and summer camps for children and young adults. Our exciting and innovative programs are taught by professional-level instructors.
Throughout the year, AOY hosts a vast array of opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public, including juried and non- juried shows along with indoor and outdoor fund-raising and social events.
The Artists of Yardley invites the community to participate. Be involved in this unique organization! Our monthly gatherings are lively and informative, a time to hear about what is going on with the group, discuss goals and plans, meet and get to know fellow artists. Meetings are open to the public and held in the AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
About the AOY Art Center
The AOY Art Center is located at the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm in Lower Makefield at 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067-5514. GPS users may have better success entering Morrisville for the city.
The closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). If traffic is minimal, the AOY Art Center is about a 35 minute drive from the airport. From the AIRPORT EXIT, take the ramp onto I-95 North toward PHILADELPHIA. Continue on 1-95 (about 36 miles) to EXIT 49, NEWTOWN/YARDLEY exit. On the 49 exit ramp, get into the right lane to turn right at the light onto NEWTOWN BYPASS (PA-332 E). At the next light turn right on MIRROR LAKE ROAD. Go about 0.2 mile; the entrance to the AOY Art Center is the second long driveway on the right. (The first long driveway on the right is the exit)
Google Maps, Mapquest and Yahoo! Maps show the map pin for the AOY Art Center address pointing to the exit. The entrance for the AOY Art Center is the long driveway near the pond. The Art Center is located at the end of the long straight driveway in the historic stone house at the left of the driveway. The house is often referred to as the Janney House.