We've Gone Wild!
Juried Exhibition

Accepting entries extended through June 17th with the exhibtion will be on display at Darcy Arts Center (on the second floor of FIrefly) from June 26-July 31, 2021.

Enter today!

Click here to apply on CaFE
CallForEntery.org >


Main Street in Northport featured on News12

Long Islander News, December 07, 2018
By Sophia Ricco

Northport native, Caroline Flynn from News12 Long Island visited Main Street in Northport. The feature called "Mondays on Main Street" gave a glimpse at the best our village has to offer visitors. We were so happy she stopped by Firefly! Here is a portion of the full story that aired on News12. Click here to check it out! >


Bringing the heart of the arts together on Long Island

The Firefly Artists have managed to spend the pandemic nurturing their community of artists, and expanding their offerings exponentially. They have been honored to recently welcome E. Craig, Rebeccah Bahr, Robert Nock and Sal Agnello as new Artist Members, and Renee Reichert as a new Teaching Artist!

While they missed being able to invite in crowds and spent much of 2020 stumbling over plans foiled by the pandemic, The Firefly Artists have been able to carefully maintain community even, and maybe even especially among their older and/or immunocompromised members. They were also thrilled to support young artists by initiating a scholarship program through the Heckscher Museum’s Long Island’s Best, with a new round being awarded soon!

“It is wonderful to work with so many diverse talents as part of Northport’s Main Street,” said Firefly Managing Partner, Writer and Photographer Katheryn Laible, “Having this creative community was a lifeline as we together navigated 2020. Not only have we survived this incredible year, we have greatly expanded our offerings. It’s exciting!”

A major development has been the upward expansion of their Main Street, Northport gallery to establish “The Darcy Arts Center at the Firefly Artists,” named for Firefly James Darcy and his deeply talented, dearly missed son US Navy Intelligence Specialist James “Patrick” Darcy. This expansion includes a major and a minor gallery space as well as new studios. It has already hosted five full-scale exhibitions with several others in development.

“Our primary focus remains our member Fireflies in our Main Gallery, but the space is gorgeous – and the potential is exponential,” says Laible, “Follow us to learn about growing opportunities for local artists and all who appreciate them!”

The Firefly Artists continue be fluid as this pandemic experience hopefully draws to a close. Please check out their website www.thefireflyartists.com and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for developing lists of exhibition, class, and event details.


The Darcy Center for the Arts
Our new art center on the 2nd floor of The Firefly Artists


Firefly is so excited about our new expanded gallery space called the Darcy Arts Center. The new space will host workshops and classes with world renowned artists. We are currently running Zoom workshops, but look forward to adding in person events later this year.

The beautiful space is filled with natural light and will be home to special exhibitions like juried shows, member exhibitions and is also available for rent for art shows. But the most exciting addition will be an opportunity to expand our opportunies for local artists by adding The Darcy Arts Center Memberhip. Over the past 10 years, Firefly has been able to serve well over 250 artists by displaying and selling their art in our main galleries and our pop up galleries around Long Island. In our continued quest to serve the local art community, we are offering our Darcy Arts Center Membership that includes discounts on juried exhibitions and gallery rental; inclusion in member shows and special members-only events/lectures; and other perks. Contact us for more information.

If you are interested in renting The Darcy Center for the Arts for an exhibition, please contact us at (631) 651-5545

*Note: Our gallery is located in a historic building and we apologize that there is no handicap access to this exhibit on the second floor.


  The Firefly Artists are thrilled to have an ongoing exhibit appearing at Copenhagen Bakery, located at 75 Woodbine Avenue across from the Northport Harbor Park.


Gallery Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11am - 6pm
Wednesday - 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm


The Darcy Arts Center is the new exhibition space on the second floor above The Firefly Aritsts Gallery.







The Darcy Arts Center is

dedicated to fostering cultural

growth in our community

through art exhibitions and

education opportunities while

enriching lives through art.





MAY 25 - JUNE 27
Selections from
Long Island’s Best
Selected works from the Heckscher Museum’s Long Island’s Best Young Artists 2021

JUNE 5 - JUNE 19
Featuring the Class of 2021
special exhibition featuring select graduating members of the
SUNY Purchase Class of 2021

JUNE 26 - JULY 31
We've Gone Wild!
Juried Exhibition Celebrating the Wildlife of Long Island

Juried exhibition honoring
the wildlife on Long Island with an open House Reception during gallery hours July 10 & 11

Works on Paper
Juried exhibition of unframed works from artists nation-wide with opening reception Saturday, August 1 from 3-5pm

Paint Northport
exhibition of late-summer art created “En Plein Air,” out in the open of our gorgeous Village of Northport with an opening reception on September 25

Abandoned Haunts and Forgotten Trappings
Hauntingly beautiful photography of abandoned spaces and
found-object sculpture.


Only a few spots left for this amazing workshop with Keiko Tanabe Workshop in July!

July 19-21: Watercolor: Keep It Simple and Strong A 3 Day Workshop with Keiko Tanabe - Only a few spots left for a 3 day workshop July 19-21, 2021. This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong. More info >


August 28: “Paint Northport” with the Firefly Artists - Details TBA
Celebrate the beauty and interest of a Northport Summer by coming to paint “En Plein Air” with the Firefly! Artists will be invited to bring their paints, easels and cameras if they want, to capture the historic Village of Northport. Artists of all levels are invited to participate. A juried exhibition of finished works will follow. More info >

October 1-3, 2021 from our Watercolor Masters Series
Antonio Masi, A BOLD Approach to Water-Based Mediums
The goal of this workshop is to show the untapped power of water-based mediums. The focus will be on how to approach the mediums from a contemporary point of view, powerful, emotional and delicate. Learn how attention to details and unusual perspective make for poetic, moody works, with strong textural qualities. More info >

April 4-7, 2022 from our Watercolor Masters Series
Mick McAndrews: Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor
Immerse yourself in the unique qualities of watercolor in this comprehensive workshop designed for painters looking to strengthen their skills in composition, expand their visual language, and develop their artistic voice. More info >

October, 2022 from our Watercolor Masters Series
Ian Fennelly: The Journey of Looking in Watercolour and Pen

Embark on a creative journey with world renowned Artist, Teacher and Urban Sketcher, Ian Fennelly, who loves to record the experience of being in a busy place. More info >


What some of our students have to say about our workshops

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, Toni


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!





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