Long Island's Local Artist Gallery

The Firefly Artists has the great privilege of displaying a stunning variety of work by Long Island artists. We boast some extraordinary talent, while maintaining a very down to earth and supportive atmosphere that is unique to Long Island. We are eager to continue to be an outlet for local artists, offering a place to create, grow and connect to customers. Every time you shop at The Firefly Artists Gallery, you help ensure our future and our ability to serve the local art community.

The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect is a juried exhibition hosted by The Firefly Artists that celebrates winter inspired art and the creative process we as artists go through to bring our visions to life. The definition for the term reads: a process that starts small and gains momentum over a period of time to become huge eventually.

Exhibit Jan 4 – Jan 30

Reception (CANCELLED) Jan 15 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

We are sorry, but we decided for the safety of the artists, staff and visitors to cancel the reception.

Mix it up March - Call for Artists

Mix It Up March is a juried exhibition hosted by The Firefly Artists that features mixed media creations. Artists living on Long Island and in the surrounding region are eligible, provided they can pick up and drop off the work. All original media is acceptable, such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, collage, fabric work, glasswork, jewelry and digital media.

Exhibition dates |  March 4 – March 27

Reception | March 12 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Big Ink - Call for Artists

Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind art making bonanza! The Firefly Artists are thrilled to have Big Ink (bigink.org) back at The Firefly Artists. BIG INK hosts large-scale woodblock printmaking events across the United States. BIG INK will transform the event space into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: a custom-designed giant mobile press. We invite the public to attend, witness the spectacle, and learn more about the printing process. Once accepted, artists will have 2 months to complete their woodcut.

Submissions due | June 6
Acceptance Letters Sent | June 8
Printing Event dates |  August 13 – 14
Exhibition | August 15 – 28

The Firefly Artists Gallery  |  162 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768  |  631.745.7794

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Visit the Darcy Arts Center above Firefly Art Gallery

The Darcy Center for the Arts

Located on the second floor of our gallery, the Darcy Arts Center is home to special art shows, juried exhibitions and our art education initiatives. Our art classes and workshops feature talented local instructors as well as world renowned visiting artists. The Darcy Arts Center is fondly named for Firefly Jim Darcy and his deeply talented, dearly missed son US Navy Intelligence Specialist James “Patrick” Darcy. Jim Darcy has been an integral part of the gallery since we started over a decade ago, and we wouldn’t still be around if it wasn’t for his contributions and inspiration. The beautiful upstairs gallery is filled with natural sunlight and a perfect place for Firefly to hold special exhibitions, host workshops and special events. If you are interested in renting the Darcy Arts Center for your own event, please contact us. Check our website and Facebook page to watch for upcoming exhibitions and workshops.

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The Firefly Artists are honored to have an ongoing exhibit appearing at Northport’s very own Copenhagen Bakery, located at 75 Woodbine Avenue across from the Northport Harbor Park. Stop by the bakery for a treat and a coffee and take in even more art from our talented artists. And thank you so much for supporting Northport’s local businesses.

Copenhagen Bakery

Testimonials from our workshop students

Just wanted to let you know that Andy Evansen’s workshop was wonderful. ClapBlushNot only do I appreciate his looser painting style (if only I could paint looser…lol) but he is a good teacher…explained what he was doing and why… and repeated it so we had a chance to really grasp it. Cant wait until we can do an in-person several day workshop with him..

Thank you and the Firefly for arranging this workshop and others. It is greatly appreciated.

Painterly yours,

Thank you Jan for bringing yesterday’s amazing workshop to us. Although I have heard everything Andy had to say before in different workshops, it is finally starting to make sense. Andy has a unique way of making these concepts palatable. He is really a great teacher. This workshop inspired me to take out the books I’ve collected on watercolor painting and to revisit and practice all of the techniques I’ve learned and forgotten along the way. I am also going to make a concentrated effort to do value studies as they are so important to beginning painters such as myself. I can’t thank you enough for mentoring and nurturing me as an artist. I am forever grateful!