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Mission Statement

CAP was founded in 1990 to act as an advocate for the arts, serve the public by providing services and resources for county artists and arts organizations, and encourage collaboration among arts, education, business, civic and government organizations.Learn more

Supporting the Artists of Tompkins County

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CAP ArtSpace Gallery

The CAP ArtSpace Gallery is a multi-use space for the exhibit of works by local artists. A new exhibit hangs monthly throughout the year.

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

Location: 171 The Commons (171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850) Enter "Center Ithaca" via the Visitor Center on the Commons. 
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6:00pm, Sunday, noon to 5:00pm

A full 2015 schedule of exhibits will be here by January 17th. 

JANUARY 6 to 31

Gallery Night Reception: January 9, 5pm to 8pm


Jim Garmhausen's "Keep It Dark" is a series of large works created in 2014. The title refers both to the artist's preferred palette of black and white, and an indication of secrets kept. Art is a visual language providing expression where words are inadequate, and is in a sense a record of secrets.

Learn more about Jim at