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


ArtSpace Gallery

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.

Applications for the Juried Group Exhibit are due on April 9, 2018.  Guidelines are here as .pdf

Free Art//Reaction Writing workshops, Writing in Response to the work in the CAP ArtSpace Gallery
Offered every month through October.
Creative writing workshop led by Zee Zahava.  Registration Required. More details on our Workshop page.

March 2 to March 28

OPENING RECEPTION: (postponed from March 2 to March 9)
Gallery Night, Friday, March 9th, 5pm to 8pm

WE ARE ITHACA - a celebration in portraits (photographic portraits)

WE ARE ITHACA celebrates the individuals who compose our rich community. The collective results will provide an informative and inspirational visual foundation to a vibrant community celebration and a valuable historic snapshot of Ithaca to be shared with future generations. 

April 3 to April 27

Gallery Night, Friday, April 6, 5pm to 8pm

Nicholas Down (painting)

"The Treasure of Wilderness"

My paintings are dedicated to the wild and open landscapes of this country’s extraordinary National Parks, Monuments and Wilderness areas. The visionary writings of Edward Abbey, John Muir and Ellen Meloy, as well as my own personal travels, have imprinted my artistic sensibility and fired my passion to make the invisible essence of such grandeur visible. At a time when these sanctuaries are increasingly threatened, it is my artistic intention to raise awareness of their beauty and to inspire the viewer to see that such places are, indeed, treasures to be cherished.

May 1 to May 29

Gallery Night, Friday, May 4, 5pm to 8pm

Patricia Brown (painting)
& Lisa Harris (poetry)


Counting is a product of a close collaboration between visual artist Patricia Brown and poet Lisa Harris. Harris's poems are a series of meditations on the numbers 0-12. Brown’s drawings and paintings, created while a dancing model moved to the poems, expand and explore words coming to life. Counting is the first chapter in the book Traveling Through Glass, Cayuga Lake Books’ first poetry and art publication. A poetry reading and artist talk will take place during CAP's Spring Writes Festival.  

June 1 to June 29

Gallery Night, Friday, June 1, 5pm to 8pm

CAP Juried Group Show

Applications for the Juried Group Exhibit are due on April 9, 2018.  Guidelines are here as .pdf

July 3 to July 30

Gallery Night, Friday, July 6, 5pm to 8pm

Paula Bensadoun (painting) & Nancy Ridenour (photography)


Paula Bensadoun, Painter, and Nancy Ridenour, Photographer, collaborated to produce a show of their works celebrating some of their favorite feathered friends. This couplet presents some of the most entertaining and interesting specimens of avian life.

August 1 to August 28

Gallery Night,Friday, August 3, 5pm to 8pm

Torie Tiffany (digital collage)


Inspired by the elements, inhabitants and connective energy of our universe, Torie Tiffany creates digital collage by blending these aspects in a synthesis of photography and digital painting to result in a unique image of oneness. Presented in giclee on canvas, each piece is accompanied by a descriptive vignette written as an extension of her expression. Samples from all five series of her work will be on display.

September 3 to September 27

Gallery Night,Friday, September 7, 5pm to 8pm

Victoria Romanoff (sculpture) 

& Gillian Pederson-Krag (painting)



Art Trail group Exhibit
October 1 to October 29

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

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Show


Art Trail group Exhibit
November 1 to December 15

Gallery Night, Friday, November 2, 5pm to 8pm


Come buy art at CAP's annual art sale fundraiser! Donate art, buy art, find special treasures at this fun sale.

December 4 to December 30


Gallery Night, Friday, Dec7, 5pm to 8pm

Chris Walters (photographs)

"Out of Time"

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the waters of Ithaca Falls, Chris Walters exhibit features long exposure photography that juxtaposes people against both the natural and human-made world.


Thank you to our 2018 ArtSpace sponsor.


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


Mon-Saturday, 10 to 5
Sunday 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.