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CAP ArtSpace 2021

Our CAP ArtSpace gallery monthly exhibits are both live and virtual!



Location: Visit the CAP ArtSpace at 110 N. Tioga Street, on the Commons (also home to the History Center and Downtown Visitor Center) 

July Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

First Friday Gallery Night Events:

Past 2021 Virtual Exhibits: here


September 2021 

Finding Wholeness in Imperfection: Paintings by Ithaca College Dept. of Art Senior, Julia Bertussi

Live Exhibit - September 3 to September 26
Gallery Night - Meet Julia and see her work live: Friday, September 3, 5pm to 8pm. Visit to see all open locations.

Just as there are standards and alternatives for how individuals are expected to emote, there are also standards and alternatives for completeness in art. This series compares the different ways we emote through a visual exploration of what it means for art to be “finished” or “complete”.

See Virtual Exhibit


October 2021 

Greater Ithaca Art Trail Group Show

Live Exhibit - October 1 - 24
Gallery Night - Friday, October 1

This annual exhibit features artists on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail

The trail is a collection of 50 artists in Tompkins County. Some are open on the First Saturday of each month, all are open by appointment, and all will take place in live studio openings and virtual events from October 8 to 17. This live and virtual group exhibit, is a great place to see and meet all the artists and their work at once!  


November 2021

Native American Heritage Month Display

Live Exhibit - November 5 - 28
Gallery Night - Friday, November 5

The History Center in Tompkins County will host an artistic exhibit exploring Haudenosaunee history and culture in our region in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.



December 2021 Sale

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale 

Live Sale - Dec. 3 - 12
Gallery Night - Friday, Dec. 3

CAP's annual CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale is a vast sale of donated art from community member's attics, closets, and basements. The mix  is often vintage, funky, and fun. Art is priced to sell in one weekend. The event is a CAP FundraiserDonations are accepted in November.


Past 2021Exhibits:


March 2021

Warmth & Hues: Work by Yen Ospina

This exhibit highlighted the the work of local artist Yen Ospina. She scans textile fabric and textured paper, and collages images together to create her final pieces. Read an Ithaca Times article about this exhibit by Arthur Whitman! WORK FOR SALE: These pieces are available at, 


April 2021 

Portraits and Illustrations
by Emily Sanders Hopkins

Emily Sanders Hopkins is a writer, editor, and artist who writes and illustrates a popular weekly advice column newsletter called Emily Writes Back. Her cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker magazine and elsewhere. Prints of Emily Sanders Hopkins’s illustrations are available for $40 each.



May 2021

Democracy And The Arts: Rejoice The Vote
Rejoice the Vote, is a local organization that also works state wide. This exhibit features artwork from the Rejoice the Vote Art Contest. The majority of the pieces are by young people from Tompkins County and include drawings from Lehman Alternative School high school students. 



June 2021

Transitions and Reflections:
Abstract Art During a Pandemic
with Barbara Mink and Ivy Stevens-Gupta

 Two Ithaca artists reflect on staying energized and optimistic during this surreal time. Abstract artists Barbara Mink and Ivy Stevens-Gupta’s exhibit “Transitions and Reflections” highlights paintings created during COVID-19. Both artists poured their hearts into creating emotional pieces that infused color, texture and intuition, that healed their hearts and lifted their spirits.  and 


July 2021

After the War
Paintings by Suzanne Onodera 

In After the War, painter Suzanne Onodera shares scenes of family lore and national history as glimpsed through the luminous haze of memory.

Onodera’s terrains are characteristically devoid of human signs, but in this new series, structures and figures begin to break through the ether. They have been called forth from recently- uncovered photographs, documents, and oral traditions that bear witness to two sides of the artist’s family and their experiences—alike and unalike—around the period of Japanese internment during World War II.
Visit Suzanne's website