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The Children’s Art Carnival was launched in 1969 by Harlem artist, Betty Blayton Taylor, as an outreach program of the Museum of Modern Art. It
moved to its current location in 1975 – a four story brownstone on Harlem’s
historic Hamilton Terrace. After more than forty years of exclusively serving
children, families and schools throughout New York City, The Carnival is revising its Mission to include the development and support of emerging and professional artists, in response to a growing need reverberating throughout the Harlem community. In addition to providing arts education to young people, the organization will now utilize its building to offer affordable exhibition and event space in its future Pat Jones Parlor, as well as an on-going Artist-in-Residence program which provides work studios, exhibition and professional development opportunities for community artists, while linking artists to neighborhood youth through its arts education programs.


POP BY The Children’s Art Carnival December 8th & 9th and spice up your holiday shopping! Our specially-curated shopping weekend features artisan designer clothing and jewelry, small works of art, edible gift items, and more! While visiting and supporting your favorite local designers, you may also catch some live music (TBA), an exhibition of resident artist and student artwork, as well as small works available for sale as part of our Silent Auction. Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, 2018, 12-7 pm, both days.

Confirmed Artisans and Vendors include:

Audrey Weaver Designs
Batista Collections
Beau McCall
Chatman J Cakes
Havelock Nelson Scrumptious Pies
Martha Mae Jones
Old Earth Creates by Nanette
Omo Misha Jewelry
Rocks by Sekou
Serengeti Teas
& more…

Silent Auction exhibition features: Michael Kelly Williams, Ademola, and Robin Holder. Works by Hamilton Heights Darkroom, Stefen Reed, and Children’s Art Carnival Students will be on exhibit.

The Children’s Art Carnival
62 Hamilton Terrace
(Btwn 141st & 144th Streets)
NYC 10031

Saturday & Sunday December 8-9
12-7pm both days

This event helps to support The Carnival and its programs.
Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you!


Page Under Construction. New content on the way. In the meantime, please enjoy these few articles about our founder, Betty Blayton Taylor, and The Carnival’s history…..