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


CAP ArtSpace

The CAP ArtSpace is a multi-use space with a new exhibit hanging monthly.


LOCATION:  Tompkins Center for History and Culture (110 N. Tioga Street on the Commons) in the Ithaca College Gallery/Program room
RECEPTIONS: are held on First Friday Gallery Nights! For all Gallery Night locations, visit
ARTSPACE HOURS: Sept 12 to Nov 10: Mon - Sun, 10 to 6 / After Nov 10: Mon - Sun, 10 to 5.
EXCEPTIONS: The Gallery is used for programming and is not available to the general public on the following dates and times:

Saturday, Oct. 5, 12:30 to 3:40  /   Sunday, Oct. 6, noon to 3:30  / Friday, Oct. 11, 4:00 to closing  / Sat, Oct. 12, 9:00 to 12:30  / Sunday, Oct. 13, noon to 2:30  / Tues, Oct. 15, 5:30 to closing  / Monday, Oct. 21, 5pm to closing
Wed, Oct. 23, closed all day  / Thurs, Oct. 24,  4:30 to closing /  Friday, Oct. 25, 4:30 to closing / Monday, Oct. 28, 12:30 to 4:30  / Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 to 1:00



Gallery Night: Friday, October 4, 5pm to 8pm

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit

The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) presents a Group Exhibit of their Greater Ithaca Art Trail artists. Over 40 Art Trail artists will have a piece in this amazing group exhibit! You’ll see paintings, photographs, fiber art, sculpture, mobiles, mixed media, illustrations, prints, and ceramics.

(The Greater Ithaca Art Trail OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS, where 41 studios are open simultaneously across Tompkins County is on October 5, 6 and 12, 13; 11am to 5pm each day.)

Come to the opening, pick up the brochure/map for the weekends, meet the trail artists and see a sample of each of their work in one place! We hope you visit their studios on the weekends. This exhibit will help you plan your excursion.

The exhibit is up through the end of October. Visit to learn all about the Art Trail, download the map and learn about each artist.  

This exhibit is sponsored by Harris Beach, Attorneys at Law. 
We thank them for their generous support of this exhibit!



NOVEMBER 1 -  30

Gallery Night: Friday, November 1, 5pm to 8pm

How Did We Get Here? Migration Exhibit Takes Over CAP ArtSpace in November

From the earliest arrival of the Gayogohó:no people to the stream of students, workers, teachers, artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, refugees and others who come to live here every year, the story of Ithaca and Tompkins County is a story of migration, settlement and displacement.

This exhibition and event series How Did We Get Here? seeks to enrich the local dialogue on these issues, both here and in the world. It is a community response to trends in the national conversation about migration, as well as to the show how the light gets in at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell.    

The exhibit features political cartoons about migration from around the world curated by Nicaraguan cartoonist and Ithaca City of Asylum artist-in-residence Pedro Molina; photography and text from the Their Story is Our Story project curated by Ithaca College associate professor Paul Wilson; and reflections on the Johnson Museum’s exhibition by graphic design students of IC assistant professor Patti Capaldi. 

How Did We Get Here? is organized by the People’s Pop-Up Project, an ad hoc consortium of individuals and community groups. The local nonprofit Weave Community is hosting the effort. Partners include Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA), the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, Open Doors English, WRFI Community Radio and Cinemapolis. The annual CAP ArtSpace sponsor is the Tompkins Trust Company.

Find the full schedule of free and open to the public events at



Gallery Night: Friday,December 6, 5pm to 8pm

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale



Thank you to our 2019 ArtSpace sponsor.