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CAP ArtSpace

The CAP ArtSpace is a multi-use space with a new exhibit hanging monthly.

LOCATION:  Tompkins Center for History and Culture (110 N. Tioga Street on the Commons) in the Ithaca College Gallery/Program room
RECEPTIONS: are held on First Friday Gallery Nights! For all Gallery Night locations, visit
ARTSPACE HOURS: to Sept 12: Sun - Wed, 10 - 6, Thurs, 10 - 8, Fri & Sat ,10 - 7 / Sept 12 to Nov 10: Mon - Sun, 10 to 6 / After Nov 10: Mon - Sun, 10 to 5.
EXCEPTIONS: The Gallery is used for programming and is not available to the general public on the following dates and times: Thurs, Sept 5, 12:30 to 4:30 / Sunday, Sept 8, 12:00 to 4:00 / Monday, Sept. 9, 5:30 to closing / Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:30 to 5:30 / Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:00 to 4:00 / Monday, Sept. 23, 5:30 to closing / Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 to closing / Wed, Sept. 25, 9:30 to 12:00 / Friday, Sept. 27, 4:00 to 6:30 / Monday, Sept 30, 5:30 to closing / Thursday, Oct. 3, 4:30 to closing  



Gallery Night: Friday, September 6, 5pm to 8pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, September 26th, 5pm to 8pm

Group Exhibit: Aviation!

Local photographer Jon Reis has curated “Aviation,” a collection of spectacular photographs of airports and airplanes. The exhibit features Jon’s photos of aircraft hangars where aviators live and work with their airplanes. Also on exhibit is the work of three other photographers: Joe Pries, who has traveled the world photographing airliners landing and taking off with intriguing backgrounds, Jim Thrash, who is documenting the tails of Frontier Airlines at Will Rodgers airport in Oklahoma City, and Jeffrey Milstein who examines "The Jet as Art." Local artist Barbara Page is also exhibiting paintings of landforms as seen from above. Jon and Barbara will be on hand at the opening reception.

This exhibit is sponsored by Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation.

This exhibit will complement the first annual “Tommy Talk” to be presented by the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation (a partner in the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture) on Saturday, September 21st. The “Tommy Talk” will feature Eleanor Stearns in the persona of Amelia Earhart, who will present a children and young adults show during the afternoon, followed by a paper airplane contest, as well as an adults only show in the evening. The Tommy Plane, owned by IAHF, is displayed at The History Center in the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, also home to the CAP ArtSpace!





Gallery Night: Friday, October 4, 5pm to 8pm

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit

The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) presents a Group Exhibit of their Greater Ithaca Art Trail artists. Over 40 Art Trail artists will have a piece in this amazing group exhibit! You’ll see paintings, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, mobiles, mixed media, illustrations, prints, and ceramics.

(The Greater Ithaca Art Trail OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS, where 41 studios are open simultaneously across Tompkins County is on October 5, 6 and 12, 13; 11am to 5pm each day.)

Come to the opening, pick up the brochure/map for the weekends, meet the trail artists and see a sample of each of their work in one place! We hope you visit their studios on the weekends. This exhibit will help you plan your excursion.

The exhibit is up through the end of October. Visit to learn all about the Art Trail, download the map and learn about each artist.  

This exhibit is sponsored by Harris Beach, Attorneys at Law. 
We thank them for their generous support of this exhibit!




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





Gallery Night: Friday,December 6, 5pm to 8pm

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale



Thank you to our 2019 ArtSpace sponsor.