|The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes | The Hawkes Building | 79 West Market Street | Corning, NY 14830 | 607-962-5871|
The ARTS' Folk Arts program serves the public, artists, arts/cultural organizations and schools throughout the Southern Tier. Partially funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, its primary purpose is to support folk art traditions practiced in the region, and develop and support programming that enables the public to experience these traditions as well as those of other parts of the world.
Since 1986, The ARTS, often in collaboration with local arts/cultural organizations, has initiated a host of exhibitions, demonstrations and events, including the Old Time Fiddlers' Gathering, held since 1989 in Watkins Glen, NY.
In addition to the annual Fiddlers' Gathering, recent activities include A Gathering of Dancers, in collaboration with New Heights Dance Theater; El Dia de Los Muertos celebration with the Rockwell Museum of Western Art; Lace: The Spaces Between in collaboration with the Benjamin Patterson Inn in Corning; collaboration with community groups on folk arts window displays at The Gallery @ The ARTS; a major exhibition at the Chemung Valley History Museum on local country musician Floyd Woodhull; and more.
Please click HERE for information on our newest project, relating to the Hurricane Agnes Flood of 1972.
Information on The ARTS' Folk Arts program can be accessed by contacting Connie Sullivan-Blum, Ph.D., Folk Arts Coordinator, at 607.962.5871 x222, or folkarts@eARTS.org.