The Bookery

The Bookery

Fernando Llosa – “Signs of Life’s Integrity” Fernando Llosa’s exhibit features hand made books and walls of paintings. Fernando Llosa makes art and books in Trumansburg, NY, where he shares a home/studio, and everything else, with artist Kim Schrag The Bookery Dewitt Mall|

CAP ArtSpace

“Art and the Written Word”

“Art and the Written Word” May 2nd to May 5th is the Community Arts Partnerships 10th annual SPRING WRITES LITERARY FESTIVAL. 45 events, 100 artists, 4 days! Most events are free – no registration required. Just come!  Check out all Spring Writes events at “Art and the Written Word” is a curated exhibit that is part of the festival and features 19 artists … Read More


Lifelong group work

Gelli Print with Peacock – Karen Milligan, Ceramics – Laurie Hultberg, FLOOF Collage pARTY – Corrinne Stern Lifelong, in its mission to “enhance the second half”, offers courses in everything from meditation to astronomy to drawing and much more. Our instructors volunteer their time and talents to present information and activities that are often useful, but always interesting to the … Read More

The Frame Shop

Painting by Patrick J. O’Connor

Painting by Patrick J. O’Connor Beauty is consistent, only the landscapes change.   Farewell show as Patrick moves to California The Frame Shop on Buffalo Street 414 W. Buffalo Street |

State of the Art Gallery

Daniel McPheeters blue adirondack

Bubblescapes and Abstracts – Daniel McPheeters Daniel McPheeters “bubblescapes” are landscapes rendered obsessively in circles. This work also demonstrates a new exploration in color using abstract imagery. 5-8pm, Gallery Night in Show dates: May 1-June 2, 2019. 120 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. Curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info:  607-277-1626 and Attached Image:  Blue Adirondack by Daniel McPheeters State of … Read More

Sunny Days

Frank Leahy photography

 “Ice Bench Experiment’s Spring Thaw.” -Frank Leahy Frank Leahy photographs lighted ice on a rustic bench in his yard each winter. The spring thaw is a time to reflect on the year’s “IBE,” organize the photos, look for emotion and trends and switch gears for the warmer months ahead. Sunny Days of Ithaca 215 E. State St. (The Commons) … Read More

Collegetown Bagels

Bethany LeBlanc painting

Bethany LeBlanc The vibrant and playful watercolor paintings of Ithaca area artist Bethany LeBlanc capture dreamlike landscapes that range from surreal and enchanting to peaceful and soothing. The scenes often spring forth from indescribable emotion that is best captured by the brush so it can be properly shared. Bethany has been creating these scenes since 2014 when a switch to … Read More

Hilton Garden Inn

Cheryl Chalmers – “The Beauty of Light”

Cheryl Chalmers – “The Beauty of Light” Light in watercolor creates drama, establishes mood and illuminates the meaning of the art itself. To the watercolor artist, paper is light.  By carefully painting around the light and subtly juxtaposing the dark values, the artist creates emotion, energy, and beauty.  With her technique, Cheryl strives to capture the dramatic contrast of sunlight to deep shadows in … Read More

Home Green Home

Student Art: TST BOCES

Student Art: TST BOCES High school and middle school artists from the TST BOCES Regional Alternative School showcasing their work in a variety of media Home Green Home 215 The Commons |


Jewelry Demonstrations by Laurel O’Brien

Jewelry Demonstrations by Laurel O’Brien Join us for Gallery Night, as Ithaca artist Laurel O’Brien demonstrates the varied techniques involved in making her elegant, nature-inspired pieces. A demonstration will include sawing, creating texture with hammers and tools and forming shapes with metal. Handwork 102 West State St. |

New Roots Charter School

Elevator Music and Art Gallery Multiverse Portal by Paul Speight Paul is a self-taught visionary artist that started painting after a back injury. His outdoor installations can be seen at Lime Hollow’s Art Trail and include a 33-foot long dragon, several Totem Poles, a 7-foot tall bridge troll and others. On First Friday, Paul will be providing instructions and musical … Read More

Mink Gallery

“Dreamscapes” by Jen Lightfoot

“Dreamscapes” – Jen Lightfoot Jen’s often disturbing figurative visions may dwell somewhere in my colorful abstractions – all on display Gallery Night and First Saturday and through the month of May. The Mink Gallery 614 N. Cayuga St. Mink Gallery Website

Community School of Music and Arts

SOAG art at CSMA

On view at CSMA through May 31 are paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, collage, sculpture, crochet, and mixed media work. All are invited to meet the artists during Gallery Night. Congratulations, State of the Art Gallery!

Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar

Flora 2 painting by Gaia Woolf-Nightingall

Works by Gaia Woolf-Nightingall, 2014-2019 In celebration of the coming summer months, Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar is proud to present the artistic musings of Gaia Woolf-Nightingall. The works on display include the Circles of My Mind series and further works celebrating Global Femininity. For the month of May Gaia offers her much sought after work for an … Read More

Ithaca Coffee Company

Painting by Joe Granski

Paintings by Joe Granski Joe Granski is a painter, illustrator and art teacher originally from Virginia. He specializes in portraits and paintings of people.   Ithaca Coffee Company 311 E. State St. (Gateway Commons) |

Padma Center

Chandra Russell photography

Chandra Russell Wellness of mind, body, and spirit are all dependent on the quality of water. My photos for this show at Padma intend to honor the magnificence of the water element in its three forms and how each dances differently with light. Capturing the raw essence of light is also respecting the depth of the shadow. I’m grateful to … Read More

Press Cafe

Amelia Kaufman painting at Press Cafe

Acrylic Dreams by Amelia Kaufman  Come unwind at the Press Cafe while gazing at this collection of vibrant acrylic paintings. Featuring simple subjects, vivid colors, and entrancing patterns, these art pieces offer a chance to slip into a captivating fantastical realm. Enjoy the experience. Press Cafe 118 W. Green St. (Press Bay Court)

Downtown Ithaca Celebrating 22nd Year of Hosting the Region’s Biggest Chili Cook-Off

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Chili, Beer, Wine, & Cider Tastings, Mustache & Beard Competition and more coming Saturday, February 8 to the Commons ITHACA, NY JANUARY 30, 2020 — Get your palates ready for Downtown Ithaca’s 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis coming to the area on Saturday, Feb. 8. This highly anticipated community tradition is being held from 11:30 … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Concerned About Future of Community Post Office

Nonprofit reacts to post office signing short term lease by developing a committee that will advocate for keeping the post office in the downtown community  ITHACA NY JANUARY 22, 2020 —The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) is concerned that the U.S Postal Service is going to move its downtown location elsewhere. The organization recently learned that the Postal Service has signed a short-term … Read More

Downtown Ithaca Conference Center Project Wins $5 million from New York State

Project will fulfill longtime community need for meeting space ITHACA, NY DECEMBER 20, 2019 — Downtown Ithaca is steps closer to gaining a conference center in the heart of its community. Earlier this week, the State’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awarded the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation $5 million to apply towards the construction of a 49,000 square foot … Read More

Winter Light Festival closing ceremonies include two community centric celebrations  

Let's Glow Ithaca logo

Lightsaber tournament and glow party happening this weekend DECEMBER 10, 2019 ITHACA NY — To help close out its Winter Light Festival, Downtown Ithaca is hosting two family-friendly activities this weekend aimed at celebrating Ithaca’s unique offerings. This Friday, Dec. 13,  you’ll be able to act out your Star Wars fantasies at a Lightsaber Invitational starting at 5 p.m. on the Ithaca … Read More

Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s premier lounge and nightclub, reopening this week

Revamped club includes stylish redesign, high quality performance spaces, late-night kitchen and new cocktails ITHACA NY DECEMBER 4, 2019 — Lot 10, Downtown Ithaca’s only two-story lounge and nightclub, is planning to impress guests with its new upscale design and top-notch offerings when it reopens this Thursday, December 5. The club closed in May and has since come under new ownership and has undergone … Read More

Downtown Ithaca celebrating small local businesses with three special promotions to launch the holiday shopping season

Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cider Monday provide fun downtown holiday shopping experience ITHACA NY NOVEMBER 19, 2019 — The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this spirited time of year by presenting three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special deals, … Read More

Downtown Ithaca will shine green for Veterans Day

Community participating in Green Light A Vet on November 10-12 ITHACA, NY NOVEMBER 6, 2019 — To celebrate Veterans Day and honor military veterans and their families, Downtown Ithaca is participating in the Greenlight a Vet campaign from November 10th through 12th by using green lights to illuminate the light poles on the Commons pedestrian mall. Many downtown shops and businesses … Read More

Halloween in Downtown Ithaca set for this Friday

Afternoon event includes a parade, trick or treating at downtown shops
 and businesses, and family activities in Center Ithaca ITHACA, NY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 — Calling all costumed characters, ghouls, goblins, witches, superheroes and the like. Head to Downtown Ithaca this Friday to enjoy our Halloween activities. This family-friendly, Halloween-themed affair, which will include the community’s costume parade and store-to-store Trick-or-Treating, will run … Read More

New skincare shop opens in Downtown Ithaca

The Bloomwell

The Bloomwell offers natural beauty and wellness products at West State Street shop ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 21, 2019 — The Bloomwell, a new natural beauty and wellness shop, is now open in downtown Ithaca. This new specialty shop sells natural beauty and skincare products, handcrafted home goods, and artisan jewelry. With values of simplicity and sustainability, The Bloomwell is a place for … Read More

Bool’s Flower Shop Giving Away Floral Bouquets on October 23

Bools Flower Shop

Special giveaway is part of a national initiative to spread kindness ITHACA, NY OCTOBER 15, 2019 — Bool’s Flower Shop, downtown Ithaca’s lone florists and one of the community’s oldest business, is joining hundreds of florists nationwide that will be gifting unsuspecting passersby with free flower bouquets. This random act of kindness initiative is called Petal It Forward and is organized by the Society … Read More