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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, June 5, 5pm to 8pm
Kathy Armstrong, Getting to Know You
: One Artist's First Year Impression of the Finger Lakes Region
Kathy Armstrong's exhibit features watercolor and acrylic paintings of local people and places around Tompkins County. "Since moving to the area from the Midwest a little over a year ago, I have had a great time exploring this beautiful Finger Lakes area and seeing it with an artist's eye. I've been painting en plein air and also in my studio in Trumansburg. I've painted local farms, waterfalls, a series of cupola paintings from houses in Trumansburg, and local businesses." See more of Kathy's work at


Gallery Night: Friday, July 10 (not the First Friday because of previous holiday weekend.) 5pm to 8pm
Mary Roberts, In Flight

"In Flight" will feature two ceramic installations and a series of mixed media drawings/forms. One of the installations, featuring hand built forms, was completed while Mary was in residence at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark in 2012. Mary will also exhibit a series of small sewn fibrous forms that reflect a sense of horizon; abstract clouds against the sky, and small sketches.


Gallery Night: Friday, August 7, 5pm to 8pm
Sue Hertz, Oil Meets Water

Who says water and oil don't mix? Sue Hertz's oil paintings feature water in its many forms, inspired by local surroundings as well as her travels to Ireland, Iceland, Switzerland, California, and Maine. They include paintings of moving water, tranquil water, roaring water, falling water, frozen water, misty water, and more. Learn more about Sue at



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)
Come to the Community Arts Partnership office for a sale of over 500 pieces of locally donated art for $25 each.


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