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.

NEW 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

Now through September 12th: Sun - Wed, 10 to 6 /  Thurs, 10 to 8 / Fri & Sat ,10 to 7
September 12th through November 10th:  Monday through Sunday, 10 to 6
After November 10th: Monday through Sunday, 10 to 6

EXCEPTIONS: The Gallery is not open: Sunday August 11, noon - 2pm / Monday August 12, 4:30 - 7:30pm / Tuesday August 13, 4 - 7pm / Wed August 14, noon - 2pm / Friday August 23, 3:30 - 5:30pm / Tuesday August 27, 4:30 to 8pm



Friday, August 2, 5pm to 8pm

Irina Kassabova, The Luthier 
with memorabilia from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra archives

Irina’s exhibit in the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture features fabulous large format charcoal and pastel drawings of string instruments. She says “My idea is that visual art and music are one whole. They complement each other and bring stronger emotions for the viewer, the listener, the player or another artist. I am looking to inspire a large audience, young or elderly; artist, musician or mathematician and physicist!"   

This exhibit also features a wall dedicated to memorabilia from the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, one of the partners and tenants in the new Tompkins Center for History & Culture. Pick up a program for their current season!






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

Group Exhibit: Aviation!

Local photographer Jon Reis is curating “Aviation,” a collection of spectacular photographs of airports and airplanes. The exhibit features Jon’s photos of aircraft hangars where aviators live and work with their airplanes. Also on exhibit is the work of three other photographers: Joe Pries, who has traveled the world photographing airliners landing and taking off with intriguing backgrounds, Jim Thrash, who is documenting the tails of Frontier Airlines at Will Rodgers airport in Oklahoma City, and Jeffrey Milstein who examines "The Jet as Art." Local artist Barbara Page is also exhibiting paintings of landforms as seen from above. Jon and Barbara will be on hand at the opening reception.

This exhibit is sponsored by Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation.

This exhibit will complement the first annual “Tommy Talk” to be presented by the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation (a partner in the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture) on Saturday, September 21st. The “Tommy Talk” will feature Eleanor Stearns in the persona of Amelia Earhart, who will present a children and young adults show during the afternoon, followed by a paper airplane contest, as well as an adults only show in the evening. The Tommy Plane, owned by IAHF, is displayed at The History Center in the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, also home to the CAP ArtSpace!






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

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Exhibit

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is a self guided tour of artist studios with Open Studio weekends on October 5, 6 and 12,13, 2019.  This exhibit is a group show of one piece from each of the Art Trail artists! You can see a sample of all the Art Trail art in one place before you set off for your Open Studio visits. Visit to learn all about the artists on the Trail. You'll find sculptors, painters, photographers, mosaic artists, makers of furniture, printmakers, glass artists, and much more. 












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





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

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale



Thank you to our 2019 ArtSpace sponsor.