The BAAA aspires to create a better world by supporting the arts in the Barryville area. We work to empower artists and satisfy the souls of art lovers. We promote the use of art as a way to promote acceptance and understanding. We believe that by learning to appreciate the beauty of art we may come to appreciate the beauty in each other.
More specifically, we help design and promote free community events such as art exhibits, discussion groups, and special events.
Our members are committed to the endeavor of creating. We are an eclectic mix of painters and potters; designers and sculptors; digital and traditional media; writers and musicians; performers and photographers; filmmakers and quilters; and impossible-to-describe. We are natives and transplants; full-timers and part timers; city hardened and country reprieved; long- time professionals and emerging creators; art lovers and donors.
The BAAA was established in 2006 as a diverse group of artists and art enthusiasts, who have joined together for the purpose of fostering and supporting an already vibrant local arts community. In May of 2015, we were approved for IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit status.
Membership is free.