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. 

December Exhibit

November 28 to December 29
Gallery Night: Friday, December 1, 5pm to 8pm
Fernando Llosa: "Beyond Ourselves" 
Local artist Fernando Llosa will present "Beyond Ourselves," a limited-edition artist book and an exhibit of over a 120 paintings, most of them relatively small monochromatic Sumi ink paintings on thin board and paper.
The intent is to give an general impression of the wholeness of life and the mysterious human presence in this deeper reality that is almost completely obscured by our tribal and personal identification with the mental and material things that separate us from one another and alienate the whole species from the ground of our being.
Please come by! The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for their 2017 sponsorship of a year of exhibits at the CAP ArtSpace.  



January Exhibit

January 3 to January 30
Gallery Night: Friday, January 5th, 5pm to 8pmCAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca on the Commons, adjacent to Visitor Center
ART with HEART // Portraiture that Celebrates People!

For ART with HEART, One community activist/artist and one guest professional artist teamed up with teachers and students in the Greater Ithaca Activities Center afterschool program over the month of March 2017. This traveling art show is the result of the drawings made by the children and several GIAC staff members. The Art with Heart curriculum and project is a hands-on approach to overcoming fear and unfairness with Love and Play.  Together, we learned basic techniques of portraiture to draw black, brown and tan people. There are many things people can do to become active allies for people (including themselves) who are experiencing unfairness in a systemic way in society.  In the midst of all the other actions we can and must take, it is also essential to play and celebrate each other’s gifts, talents and beauty. This project was born from love and an ache. The heart wants justice and will have it. 
The show has hung in Gimme Coffee on MLK street and in the Tompkins County Public Library. We’re looking in our community for the next places to hang it!  Please come by!
The Community Arts Partnership thanks the Tompkins Trust Company for their 2018 sponsorship of a year of exhibits at the CAP ArtSpace.



Thank you to our 2017 ArtSpace sponsor.


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


Mon-Wed 10 to 6; Thurs 10 to 8
Fri 10 to 7; Sat 10 to 7; 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.