Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years


The Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace is a multi-use space for the exhibition of works by local artists. A new exhibit hangs each month throughout the year. 

Laurel Hecht: Resilient Nature
“My most recent acrylic paintings depict oversized flowers and intertwining stems on a soothing, sometimes pulsing, background. I am fascinated by interweaving stems, branches, and even root systems in my garden, a tangled world that often goes unnoticed." Many of Laurel Hecht's pieces are paintings of brilliant, fluid, dreamy color transformed into a whole ecosystem of flowers, ponds, trees and their inhabitants. "They are images that came to me when I was able to let go of all the noise of everyday life," says Hecht.
This is Laurel's first solo show in Ithaca since moving back to her hometown of Cleveland a few years ago. Although she has shown in Ithaca periodically over the past 35 years, this is her first show here since 2009, and she is excited to share some of her recent work with fellow Ithacans.

JULY 5 to JULY 31
Gallery Night Reception: Friday, July 7, 5pm to 8pm
Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Show and Launch Party!  
Come join us on Gallery Night for the launch of the 2017-2018 season of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, an annual collection of artist studios throughout Tompkins County that you can visit by appointment year-round, on two Open Studio Weekends (October 7,8,14,15) and on most First Saturdays of each month. The Art Trail is an amazing program and opportunity for visitors, especially since the artists on the trail are some of the best we have in the area!!   
In our July Group Exhibit, you'll see a selection of work from each of the 34 member artists to include paintings, blown glass, fused glass, photographs, prints, sculpture, fine furniture, gourd art, hand forged iron work. digital art, ceramics and fiber art.   

See all the artists work in one place AND meet the artists and celebrate the new Art Trail Season! We'll have snacks! A number of the artists say they are bringing desserts.
(P.S.) Seeing a selection of each artist's work is a great way to plan who you wouljd like to visit on our October studio visits. Learn more at (which will be updated for the new season by July 1st.) 

August 1 to August 27

Gallery Night: Friday, August 4, 5pm to 8pm
Peter Fortunato: Recollection: selected works 2014-2016
“I plan to present various pieces created during the years 2014-2016. This period has been marked by several important breakthroughs for me in terms of technique and the evolution of my vision as an artist working in various media.”




September 1 to September 30
Gallery Night: Friday, September 1, 5pm to 8pm
CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale Extraordinaire
This year, hundreds of previously owned works of art will be available for sale at very low prices for this annual CAP fundraiser. 


October 2 to October 30
Gallery Night: Friday, October 6, 5pm to 8pm
Dan McPheeters: Bubblescapes: Dance of the Spheres
This exhibit features pigment ink prints exploring the Cosmos and the vast Dance of Quantum Bubbles.






November 1 to November 26
Gallery Night: Friday, November 3, 5pm to 8pm

Ithaca Underground: A Decade in the Underground: Posters, Art, and Artifacts
Ithaca Underground celebrates ten years of nurturing a radically inclusive, safe space for music & art outside the mainstream. 
Over the last decade, Ithaca Underground has grown from a hobby for DIY concerts to an ever-expanding, caring community of the talented, the inspired, and the weird. 
In addition to hundreds of live, all-ages music events, IU continues to provide learning and growth opportunities for volunteer artists, designers, photographers, videographers, grant writings, sound engineers, and marketeers.
This November, IU will showcase posters and prints from the decade of events -- many for sale -- augmented with art and artifacts from the events and growth along the way.  




November 28 to December 29

Gallery Night: Friday, December 1, 5pm to 8pm
Fernando Llosa: Movement at the Heart of Matter; Emptiness at the Heart of Movement


Thank you to our 2017 ArtSpace sponsor.


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Mon-Wed 10 to 6; Thurs 10 to 8
Fri 10 to 7; Sat 10 to 7; Sun 12 to 5


171 The Commons (171 E. State/ MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850) Enter “Center Ithaca” via the Visitor Center on the Commons.