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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

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Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace

The Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace  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


Gallery Night: Friday, September 4, 5pm to 8pm
CAP-a-Palooza Preview Show

The Community Arts Partnership's annual fundraiser features small pieces by over 75 local artists. All work will be for sale for $25 each on following month gallery night, October 2, in the Community Arts Partnership offices (next to the ArtSpace.)




Gallery Night: Friday, October 2, 5pm to 8pm
Two Simultaneous Events:

Robyn Wishna (In the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace)
Manual Labor: Portraits of under-celebrated workers in Tompkins County

Robyn Wishna is a photojournalist, photo editor and lecturer at Ithaca College. "Manual Labor" is a documentary project featuring portraits and audio-interviews that celebrate the diverse community of people who work with their hands - the farm hand, janitor, mechanic, mortician, cobbler, housekeeper, and also the trades - electrician, plumber, stone mason and carpenter. Learn more about Robyn at

CAP-A-Palooza (In the Community Arts Partnership Office: inside Center Ithaca)
The Community Arts Partnership's (CAP) 2nd annual art sale starts on Friday, October 2nd (Gallery Night) in the CAP office*, 5pm to 8pm, and continues from noon to 5pm that Saturday and Sunday (during the Apple Harvest Festival).  About half of the work donated to this fundraiser is currently on display in the CAP ArtSpace until September 30th.  After that, it joins the rest of the art work we have for sale in the CAP office.  About 90% of the work is only $25 each, with larger pieces priced to sell.  I know it is barely fall, but this is a great opportunity for holiday shopping, and getting yourself some great artwork by local artists that you love at a low price.


Gallery Night: Friday, November 6, 5pm to 8pm
Christi Sobel, New Work
Christi Sobel is a local freelance painter and illustrator. Her formal training is in scientific illustration, but she also enjoy painting and making etchings. She describes herself as "being artistically useful wherever possible". This exhibit features new watercolor paintings inspired by the details of the natural world around us. Learn more about Christi at


Gallery Night: Friday, December 4, 5pm to 8pm
Erin Deneuville, Sharp Knives: Celebrating mealtime and the communal table
The paintings in this exhibition examine the loving act of preparing and sharing a meal. This act is made more poignant by recognizing the violence that exists in each of us (that is present even in our most loving acts) and the vulnerability we expose anytime we come together to share something meaningful-like a meal. Learn more about Erin at