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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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Bella Voce (formerly Finger Lakes Women's Chorale)

A group of talented, dedicated female singers who rehearse and perform in the Ithaca area. Membership is open to any female by audition. The group is an affiliate partner of the Community School of Music and Arts.

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

A professional 35 member orchestra which performs a regular orchestral concert season, under the music direction of Lanfranco Marcelletti, as well as a Sunday afternoon chamber music series, an annual Holiday Concert: Caroling by Candlelight and youth concerts.
Center Ithaca, Box 112, 171 E. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-273-8981

Cayuga Vocal Ensemble

Ithaca's premiere vocal ensemble presenting masterpieces old and new.
P.O. Box 95, Ithaca, NY 14851

Community School of Music and Arts

Provides quality instruction in music, dance, visual and theater arts to the community. Offers cultural and artistic programs and events.
330 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Serves NYS artists and writers with grants, professional development seminars, access to free studio and summer fellowships that place them in month-long residencies. The general public benefits from cultural programming with individual artists like our Saltonstall Salon Series and our Open Studio events.
435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, 539-3146

Cornell Cinema

One of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country, screening a diverse selection of films seven nights a week.
104 Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell Concert Series

The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903.  Originally featuring Western classical artists, the series has grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world's great art musics.  CCS presents primarily at Bailey Hall, a 1300+ seat auditorium built in 1912 that reopened in 2006 after extensive renovations.
101 Lincoln Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, 607-255-5144

Cornell Department of Music

Offering a season of free faculty and student recitals.
104 Lincoln Hall. Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell Savoyards

Performing works by Gilbert & Sullivan and open to community.
Box 65, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

CRS Barn Studio

The barn is a performance space overlooking Cayuga Lake. See their website for event listings.

Discovery Trail

The Discovery Trail, a group of educational organizations based in Tompkins County, New York, promotes awareness and understanding of the connections among art, history, literature, science, and the natural world. Go the their website for links to Cayuga Nature Center, Cornell Lab of Orthothology, Cornell Plantations, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Museum of the Earth, Sciencenter, the History Center in Tompkins County and the Tompkins County Public Library.

Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Presenting "Art in the Heart of the City", a year round downtown sculpture outdoor sculpture exhibit, a summer concert series, and the home of First Fridays Gallery Night Ithaca.

Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble

A chamber music ensemble, with a regular season of chamber concerts, solo and lecture-recitals performing in Ithaca and Lodi.

Greater Ithaca Art Trail

A self guided tour of area artist's studios plus two open studio weekends in October. Get a tour map at the website below or call for a brochure/map.
c/o Community Arts Partnership
171 East State St, PMB 107, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-5072, ext. 20

Hangar Theatre

A professional summer theatre with year-round, model arts-in-education programs.
P.O. Box 205, Ithaca, NY 14851

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Among the finest university museums in America, with a superb collection of 30,000 works of art, special exhibitions and fabulous views of Cayuga Lake from the I.M Pei designed building.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4001

The History Center in Tompkins County

A gateway for learning about the people, places and things and stories that have shaped your past. Examine local history through a local lens by exploring historical photographs, documents, maps and more in their research library. Check website for exhibits and programs.
401 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

The Ink Shop and Olive Branch Press

A printmakers' center, fine arts press and gallery that offers professional facilities for the making of fine art prints. Workshops are offered to the public.
330 East State St., 2nd Floor, Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca Ballet

Ithaca Ballet is a Finger Lakes based classical ballet company presenting a four production subscription series annually, featuring "Nutcracker" and a Spring Children's Matinee Concert.
PO Box 4341, Ithaca, NY 14851

Ithaca City of Asylum

Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) is a community organization dedicated to providing sanctuary to writers whose works are suppressed, whose lives are threatened, whose cultures are vanishing, or whose languages are endangered. Formed as part of an international network of cities of refuge, ICOA welcomed its first resident writer, poet, and essayist Yi Ping (China) in 2001; its second, playwright and novelist Reza Daneshvar (Iran) in 2004; its third, poet and memoirist Sarah Mkhonza (Swaziland) in 2006; and its fourth, poet and playwright Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia) in 2008. ICOA is presently selecting its fifth writer in residence.

c/o Anabel Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Ithaca College School of Music

Presents a season of free faculty and student recitals and three professional concerts each year.
Whalen Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts

Offering a season of plays.
201 Dillingham Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850

Ithaca Community Choruses

Choruses open to community members. The Ithaca Community Chorus performs classical repertoire concerts each year. VOICES performs a variety of world music. New: The Ithaca Gay Men's Choir. SummerSing meets weekly in June and July.
PO Box 622, Ithaca, NY 14851

Ithaca Community Orchestra

An orchestra for community members with public concerts.

Ithaca Concert Band

A band for community members. With a yearly free concert season.
PO Box 902, Ithaca, NY 14851

Ithaca Festival

This four day long celebration of Ithaca music, art, food and fun kicks off the summer annually the weekend after Memorial Day.

Ithaca Shakespeare Company

The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents  highly acclaimed outdoor Shakespeare productions that draw thousands of viewers every summer.
Stephen Ponton, artistic director

Kitchen Theatre Company

Critically acclaimed and nationally recognized, this is downtown Ithaca's year round professional theatre. KTC provides an engaging mix of regional and world premiere plays to Central New York (in their brand new theatre!) that encourages a bold relationship between audience and actor.
417 W. State/W. MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Light in Winter

A yearly festival in January creating fusion of music, art and science. Visit their website for dates and events.

Museum of the Earth

A new public natural history exhibit facility for one of the nation's largest and finest fossil collections
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Music's Recreation

Stages an annual three-part, family friendly, classical music concert series devoted to exploring new concert formats that integrate educational commentary with an informal atmosphere with ligh level performance in order to spread a love of, and cultivate a new audience for classical music.
PO Box 783, Ithaca, NY 14851

NYS Early Music Association (NYS Baroque)

New York State's Orchestra on Original Instruments.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Home of the Cornell Department of Theatre, Film & Dance, showing a season of innovative theatre and dance performances.
430 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850


To inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs that promote learning through interaction.
601 First Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

State of the Art Gallery

A cooperative gallery located in downtown Ithaca.
120 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850

State Theatre of Ithaca

A historic and restored State Theatre now has a full program of events.
109 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Tompkins County Public Library / Friends of TCPL Book Sale / Library Foundation

The county's central storehouse for literature, information, and even art, the TCPL resides in a beautiful, multi-use structure in downtown Ithaca. Twice each year, the Friends of the Library hold one of the largest book sales in the country to help support library operations. Throughout the year, the Library Foundation holds events and activities to enhance opportunities for the library's continued growth and service to the entire community, such as the All Ithaca Book Fair.

Tompkins County Public Library / Library Foundation
101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Friends of the Library Book Sale (Held in May and October)
509 Esty Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Trumansburg Art Collective

An on-line initiative dedicated to linking a number of artists in the Trumansburg/Ulysses area.

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

A learning and performing school of the arts for people of all ages serving Trumansburg and the surrounding areas.
Congress at McLallen Street, PO Box 1053, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Vitamin L

The Vitamin L Project is dedicated to encouraging positive character development in young people through uplifting, inspiring music.

Women's Work 

Women's Work is a circle of musicians who promote the awareness of women composers, past and present, through  musical performances and other means.  We provide an eclectic mix of musc ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, and our concerts contain readings by and about the composers illustrating the composers' lives, musical challenges, and triumphs in their own words and the words of their contemporaries.