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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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Ithaca Artists Markets

See it Live, Buy it Local!

Each year, the Community Arts Partnership has two artist markets, one in July and one in December!  Each is a juried show and sale of fine art from local artists.  

Winter Artist Market 2014
Sunday, December 14
10am to 6pm
Hotel Ithaca (formerly Holiday Inn)

Applications for artists here as pdf / here as doc

As the holiday season draws near, folks from far and near love to make their annual visit to the WINTER FINE ART MARKET, a juried show and sale of original fine art work.

The Market features 22 fine artists (painters, fiber artists, ceramists, photographers, printmakers and fine furniture makers) offering an array of original works at reasonable prices. Choose from watercolors, oils, acrylics, color and black & white photographs, digital photographs, lithographs, etchings, collage, woven scarves, ceramics and jewelry, while listening to the sounds of The East Hill Jazz Duo featuring Johnny Russo on piano and horn and Doug Robinson on guitar.

For more information on the Artists Markets or CAP's programs, grants, and services for artists, visit or contact Program Director, Robin Schwartz at


Ithaca Artists Market 2015
Friday, July 31, 2pm to 8pm
Location: Ithaca Farmers Market,
Steamboat Landing

Each year the Artists' Market fills all 88 booths at the Farmers Market location in a unique, once-a-year, can't miss event.  No admission fee! Just come!

Over 70 established  artists are juried into the Ithaca Artists' Market each year to showcase and sell some of the best art in the region. Visitors to the market have the special opportunity to meet and talk with all these artists in one place and to buy works of all shapes, sizes, and disciplines: paintings, prints, photographs, functional work, sculpture, stained glass, collage, fiber art and digital work. Now including books, music, video and more!

In addition to the artists, about 12 Tompkins County arts organizations have booths, giving the public a chance to learn about their mission, and maybe get a sneak preview of their upcoming events!

The remaining booths feature food vendors offering everything from full meals to desserts, and wine.

Music sets the mood all day long with the East Hill Jazz Group with local musicians Johnny Russo, on trumpet and trombone, Doug Robinson on guitar, Brian Earle on clarinet and London McDaniels on bass. 

Check out the slide show in left hand column!

Our goal is to provide the public with a varied show as well as giving local artist the opportunity to sell.