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. 

May 2 to June 3
Gallery Night: Friday, May 5, 5pm to 8pm

Bill Benson: Looking Inside And Out
I am interested in the beauty of the landscape I live in and to that end, as a painter, I want to use every available technique in producing my emotional response to that landscape. In doing so I use oil paints in all their myriad applications - thinned with turps or a varnish based medium, washed on, smeared, splattered and dripped as well as manipulated in an almost academic way toward representationalism. All of my landscapes are actual places mostly in Ithaca but certainly the Finger Lakes."

June 8 to June 30
Gallery Night: Friday, June 9, 5pm to 8pm (note this is the SECOND Friday of the month - so as not to compete with the Ithaca Festival.) 
Laurel Hecht: Resilient Nature
“My most recent 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.”




July 5 to July 31
Gallery Night: Friday, July 7, 5pm to 8pm
Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit
All forty artists that are part of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail will be part of this exhibit. 





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 2016 and 2017 ArtSpace sponsor.


are held on First Friday Gallery Nights! For more information about all Gallery Night locations, visit


Mon-Sat 10 to 5; 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.