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.