Now in it’s 22nd year
The 22nd season of the Community Arts Partnership’s Greater Ithaca Art Trail has begun! (Applications for the next season are at www.ArtTrail.com/apply/
On two October weekends, the Art Trail will feature both live and virtual events. Many of the 40 artists on the Trail will open their studios to you during daytime hours. Visitors are required to wear masks and artists will follow all social distancing protocols.
Nightly virtual “Conversations with Art Trail Artists” will include tours, demos and more.
There will be an October Group Exhibit (live and virtual) and multiple artists will be open on the First Saturday of all months except October and January.
Robin Schwartz, CAP Program Director says, “The pandemic has given us the opportunity to rethink how we connect artists with audiences. It now seems odd that previous year’s Art Trails only included live visits! This year the virtual events added an extra dimension to the Trail by giving more people the opportunity to meet the artists, and providing access to great conversations. Our intention is to give visitors the sense that they are sitting around the kitchen table with the Art Trail artists as they share their work, thoughts and insights.”
The Art Trail is a wonderful addition to Tompkins County’s artistic offerings. Not only does the region have a wealth of amazing artists, it’s also a beautiful area to visit, especially in October when the fall foliage is at its peak. Explorers on the trail will find painters, photographers, sculptors, print makers, fiber artists, ceramists, makers of fine furniture, collage artists, illustrators, mixed media artists, digital artists, and creators of decorative functional art.
The artists are happy to talk to visitors any time about their work. Those who are on a quest to buy fine art will find art priced from $10 to $8,000 and everything in between. According to Schwartz, “Artists on the trail offer a broad collection of original work at a wide variety of prices. Purchasing art can be an exhilarating experience and connecting with the artist is part of that experience!
The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is one of the many programs of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Visit our website at www.ArtsPartner.org to learn about all of our programs (The Ithaca Artist Market, our CAP ArtSpace Gallery, the Spring Writes Literary Festival), our five grant programs for artists and arts activities, our networking events and more.
THANK YOU TO OUR ART TRAIL SPONSORS!
We could not have done this event without them!
(Click their images for their websites)