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Mission & History

Artists of Yardley, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization that fosters creativity in the community. Initially focused on local artists, it expanded to support young artists and the wider community. Now known as AOY Art Center they found a Center on Patterson Farm in 2010.

AOY Art Center offers various programs, including shows, education for adults and youth, and a popular summer art camp. With over 290 artist members, ranging from beginners to professionals, AOY provides exciting and innovative programs taught by professionals. They host juried and non-juried shows, fundraising events, and social gatherings to showcase artists' work.

Join AOY and be a part of this unique organization!


   • Bette Sovinee Executive Director
   • Maureen Kyle Administrative Assistant
   • Devon John Chebra Operations Assistant
   • James Bongartz Education Director
   • Kris McMahon-Roba Camp Director
  • Yvonne Reyes Marketing Director


    • 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.


    AOY Art Center is governed by a Board comprised of business and civic leaders from the community, artists and creative professionals, and local patrons of the arts. The Board meets regularly throughout the year. The Art Center is actively seeking new board and committee members with a passion for the arts, experience in resource development, and the time and energy to invest in the betterment of our community. Please leave a message at 215-493-1205 if you are interested in serving on the Board.

    Members of the Board of Directors

    • Samir Bhola

    • Grant Cohen

    • Connie Dierks

    • Richard Fekete

    • Elissa Goldberg

    • Lynn Holl

    • Ann Langtry

    • Carol Richardson

    • Michael Salvato

    • James Walsh

    • Melissa Watson

    Also Serving:

    • Maggy Robinson President Emeritus 

    and Development Committee Chair 

    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.

    ~ Directions ~

    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. After about 26 miles on I-95 North bear left to continue onto I-295 East for 8 more miles until EXIT 8, NEWTOWN/YARDLEY exit. On the 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 MapsMapquest 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.

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    * Mandatory fields
    *First name
    Class Attendee or Camper First Name
    *Last name
    Class Attendee or Camper Last Name
    Emerging HS Artists Scholarship Fund
    AOY General Fund
    Susan Cohen Memorial Fund
    *Amount ($USD)

      AOY Art Center

      949 Mirror Lake Road

      Yardley, PA 19067


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