Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years
For 30 years, the Community Arts Partnership's grants, events, and programs have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County! ...  Read more
Read about donor Torie who is on our Art Trail, and creates healing flower essences, offers Reiki sessions and Tarot readings!...  Read more
Come see this vibrant, colorful and masterful exhibit by local artist Grant. ...  Read more
Friday, August 12th (noon to 7:30pm) is our 30th annual Ithaca Artist Market! ...  Read more
Take a look at our new grant awardee page. Our latest grants are our March SOS awards. ...  Read more
Grantee Features, News, Funding, and Arts Events! ...  Read more
The Message from Executive Director, Megan Barber is truly inspiring. Take a look and find the PDF on our "All About CAP" page....  Read more

Arts Partnership Success Story

(by CAP Board member Judith Pratt)

If I weren’t out of walls to put art and books on, I would want at least four of Yen Ospina’s paintings: her “Aqua”, her “Mariposas”, her “Escarabajo”, and her “Bosque Oscuro.” And that’s only from page one of her website that shows her fascinating art.

She turns these paintings into greeting cards and T-shirts. She also paints murals, and sells bead earrings that she imports from a Colombian indigenous tribe from her hometown, the Embera Chami, the “people from the mountain.” They are a hunting and harvesting group who are suffering from colonization, climate change, and forced displacement.

On her website, Ospina writes: “I will create almost anything! Portraits, Family Portraits, Animal Portraits, Icons, Posters, Album Art, Logos, and more!”

Ospina describes her painting style much better than I can:...  Read more