Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for 30 years

CAP ArtSpace

CAP ArtSpace monthly exhibits are both live and virtual.

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

Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

First Friday Gallery Night Events:

Thank you to the Tompkins Community Bank for their annual sponsorship of the CAP ArtSpace!





May Exhibit

Yen Ospina
“Fluida Vida"

Gallery Night: Friday, May 5, 5pm to 8pm. 

This exhibit features Yen Opsina's new work using mixed media paint and a more abstract style than found in her previous work. The theme of Fluida Vida centers on generational trauma in latin culture and how first-generation children break that trauma.
Find Yen's Artist Statement here.


Online Exhibit:


June Exhibit

"Present Conversations"

Gallery Night: Friday, June 2, 5pm to 8pm. 

Present Conversations is A Visual Expression of Culture and Art featuring a group of POC and Indigenous artists. The exhibit interprets the past, present and future through each artist’s unique culture.  Come join us for our June Exhibit at the Cap ArtSpace! Located at 110 N Tioga St, middle of the commons!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to meet the artists!

The History Center in Tompkins County is serving as the fiscal and space sponsor for this exhibit and supporting the collaboration and organizing partners including Yen Ospina, Michael Jon Morgan GalleryThe Learning FarmCNY Humanities CorridorEve's CideryRedbyrd Orchard Cider, and Open Spaces Cider.



July Exhibit

Lauren Reid, paintings

Gallery Night: Friday, July 7, 5pm to 8pm. 

Lauren Reid is recent Ithaca College graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in Art and Psychology. Lauren's paintings are about understanding herself and others while connecting the role of hurt in a beautiful life.  She aims to show beauty without omitting the harsh. She dreams of creating spaces and experiences that will serve as both a liberation and outlets for expression.



August Exhibit

Carlton Manzano
"A Season of Ithaca"

Gallery Night: Friday, August 4, 5pm to 8pm. 

This exhibit will feature portraits of locations in and around the city of Ithaca. Carlton works outdoors, creating representational work predominantly of urban settings in oils on board or canvas.



September Exhibit

Ithaca College
featuring the work of students from their Summer Scholars Program

Gallery Night: Friday, September 1, 5pm to 8pm. 



October Exhibit

Greater Ithaca Art Trail
Group Exhibit

Gallery Night: Friday, October 6, 5pm to 8pm. 

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is a mix of about 50 artists throughout Tompkins County who are open for special days and weekends year-round.  This group exhibit will include functional art, paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, etchings, fiber art, and more!



November Exhibit

Fernanda Medina
"You ART Here: Paintings and Memories from Two Cultures"

Gallery Night: Friday, November 3, 5pm to 8pm. 

Argentine American artist Fernanda Medina will exhibit a new series of oil paintings, featuring Intimate portraits, still lifes and images about daily life rituals. A search for identity and belonging as an immigrant through art.



December Exhibit

CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale

Starts Gallery Night: Friday, December 1, 5pm to 8pm.
Sale will run two weeks. 

This is an annual fundraiser for the Community Arts Partnership of previously owned art donated by community members! Art is donated in late November and the sale spans two weeks in December.  



January 2024 Exhibit

Cai Quirk
"Sacred Queer Restoryation"

Gallery Night: Friday, January 5, 5pm to 8pm. 

Sacred Queer Restoryation: Enter a world where distinctions of gender, time, and place become fluid and flexible, and new queer stories connect to ancient patterns. Cai Quirk’s “Transcendence: Queer Restoryation” inspires viewers to take a nuanced look into intersections of gender, spirituality, mythology, and nature.




Doug Landau (aka Dugwah): "Planned Chaos," collages

"Planned Chaos’" is an exhibit of collage work that spans decades.
See virtual exhibit Here




"Liminal Spaces," Leanna Yatcilla, Brenden McKelvy

Painting in separate locations, Ithaca College student artists Brendan McKevly and Leanna Yatcilla focused on what Liminal Spaces meant to them and exchanged sketches while both continuing to work in their own style, though adjusting to their partner’s compositional choices.

See virtual exhibit - Here.
Watch Jesse, age 10, give you a great exhibit tour Here


Bree Barton, “Naming the Unnamable, Youth Stories of Resilience and Survival”

Read about this exhbit (Download PDF)
Link to a quick 1 minute video scan of the room (to get a sense of the exhibit): Here
QR CODES to see 6 films, audio files and a text story Here


Grant’s ‘Colours Out of Chaos”
This exhibit by local artist Grant, includes colorful paintings with themes of aquatics, florals, figurative/dance, animals, and abstraction.
See virtual exhibit Here


Hugo Medina, "Portraits"

"Portraits of individuals from my travels and day-to-day encounters, I intentially connect with the 'others' of society." 
See Virtual Exhibit Here!