Thanks to you, our end-of-year appeal raised over $40,000! 

With your support, we're launching into 2024 on solid footing. With your backing, we're excited to deepen our support of our vibrant arts community; provide grants for arts programming in every corner of our county; ensure equitable access to the arts; and cultivate a creative culture that reflects our community’s diversity.

The arts are needed now more than ever - to lift our spirits, bring new understanding, and remind us of the connections we share. You make it possible. Thank you!
The CAP ArtSpace
in January and February
Cai Quirk,
Queer Temple

Visit through Jan. 27
View the exhibit in 3D!

"Queer Temple," is a sacred space that uplifts, cherishes, and celebrates the humanity of queer folks, especially those that transcend gender.
Jack Hassett,

Gallery Night:
Friday, Feb. 2, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Artist Talk: 6:30pm

“ISCARIOT”, is a multimedia exhibit that encompasses Ithaca College senior Jack Hassett's experiences as a queer man who was raised in, betrayed by, and left the Catholic faith.
"The artworks delve into concepts that had a profound impact on the person I have become since the rift, and make commentaries on religious ideals I believe are pertinent. Through playful critique, unique expression of sexuality, and strong visual language, I hope that in sharing my story I raise awareness to an issue that has remained unaddressed for too long."

Location, Hours & All 2024 Exhibits

CAP Specific Opportunity Stipend (SOS)
Due February 1st
CAP's Strategic Opportunity Stipend is due on February 1st.

'SOS" is a privately funded grant which gives Tompkins County artists with a consistent record of producing art the opportunity to take advantage of a specific and strategic opportunity that will take their career to the next level.

LEARN MORE on our grants page

(Image: Linda Wingerter of Stringpuller Puppets received "SOS" funds to attend the Underexposed Film Festival in Rock Hill, North Carolina where their first film, Misophonia, was screened. Linda said "This important festival is working to bring attention to live-performed puppetry on film, the under-recognized but growing art form we work in." They won a trophy!)

Ithaca Got Ranked!
Ithaca has been listed in the top 40 most arts-vibrant communities in the US and ranks in the top 10 most arts-vibrant medium-size communities, according to the SMU Data Arts’ Arts Vibrancy Index Report.

The Report celebrates arts-vibrant communities across the US even as they grapple with the ongoing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and examines the level of supply, demand, and government support of the arts in more than 900 communities across the country.

Of particular note, Ithaca was ranked 1st in the nation in Government Support, and is within the top 1% on sub-measures related to state art dollars, federal arts dollars, and federal art grants per capita.

“The recognition of the Ithaca area as a top arts-vibrant community underscores the importance of the arts to our region, both in terms of quality of life and as an economic engine,” says Megan Barber, Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership. 

Adds Barber, ““It’s wonderful to receive this recognition, and yet our local arts sector, particularly the performing arts, is in crisis right now as audiences have still not come back in sufficient numbers. To keep the Ithaca area arts-vibrant, I encourage everyone to support our local arts organizations.”

Visit Artists on February 10
on the Greater Ithaca Art

On Saturday, February 10th, from noon to 5pm, a bunch of artists are open for visitors.

The list of who is open will be on our Greater Ithaca Art Trail website by January 26th.

(Image: Kari Zelson Robertson in her ceramic studio)

Visions Student Scholarships
our ArtsLetter Sponsor!
Apply online for a scholarship from Visions!
Each year, Visions awards more than 20 scholarships to students who are entering or currently attending college at the graduate or undergraduate level. For eligibility details and links to online
applications visit

Local Arts Events!

Great sources for Local Events Listings:

Buffalo Street Books  
Check out their event calendar  

Canaan Institute
Traditional Music / Outdoor Activities.

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
Mozart and Schumann, January 28, 3pm, First Unitarian.

Cherry Arts
s(lush) exhibits starts on Jan. 27!

See what's playing at

Community School of Music and Arts
Explore their programs. Check out their latest exhibit. They also rent rehearsal and event space!

Cornell Concert Series
See their concerts at

Corners Gallery  
Pink Elephant Riders: Rebecca Aloisio and Sarah Kinard. 
through February 24

Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers
Watch a recording of their winter concert.

Gallery at South Hill  
Figure and Model, through Feb. 18

Greater Ithaca Activities Center
Do you know about their youth, teen, and senior programs?

Hangar Theatre
Check out their upcoming events!

History Center in Tompkins County
New exhibit opens February 2nd.
A Sporting Chance: On and Off the Field.

Ink Shop Printmaking Center
Check out their exhibits and workshops!

WinterDance. February 17, 7:30pm, Hangar Theatre

Johnson Museum   
Free and open to all. 

Kitchen Theatre
Sanctuary City, by Martyna Majok, Feb 21 - Mar 3

Lilypad Puppet Theatre @ The Cherry
Every month on the first Saturday!

Opera Ithaca
The Turn of the Screw, April 19 & 21

State of the Art Gallery  
Reflections and Resolutions, through January 28
The heART of the Matter, February 1–25, a group exhibit
Check out their Look Club every 2nd Sunday, 2 to 3pm.

State Theatre
Upcoming shows at

Story House Ithaca
Check out the list of upcoming events: book club, story nights, mending circle, listening room and more!
Tompkins County Public Library  
There are always great events at the library!
Trumansburg Conservatory   
Always a variety of events.
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