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October 10,11 and 17,18, 2020


23 ARTISTS HAVE OPEN STUDIOS: 11-5 each of the 4 days

A pdf listing the 23 pen studios will be updated daily for any potential changes from October 8th through October 18th. Before you set out on the weekends to visit artists, check this page.

Click HERE for a pdf of 23 artist Open Studios

(If you can’t open the link, e-mail and I’ll e-mail it to you).

VIRTUAL EVENTS: 7pm to 8:15 pm each of the four days.

We’ll feature demonstrations, workshops, panels, and artist talks!
We are putting together those events now and hope to have them nailed down and on this site by September 29th. If you’d like to be on our mailing list to receive updates, e-mail


Check out the 40 artist pages! Not all the artist are open and not all will be on the virtual events. Please visit their pages and their websites!




We’ll also have hard copy brochure/maps by September 25th. E-mail if you can’t print it from the site. (it’s the same information.)


October 2nd- Virtual and Live Event

There will be a virtual group exhibit that you can view on your screen with one piece by each of the 40 Art Trail artists.  We’ll have that link here by September 29th.


Every month except Oct. and Jan.

Watch the August 1st, First Saturday event HERE ON YOU TUBE.
11 artists on the Art Trail spoke about and showed us their work. Gary Bercow, Celia Bowers, Sue Brightly, Brian Keeler, Barbara Mink, Kari Robertson, Robert Roemisch, Michael Sampson, Ivy Stevens-Gupta, Mark Tucker and Ethel Vrana!  It was GREAT!


You can visit the artist’s art trail page and their own website from this site. Feel free to contact any of the artists anytime if you are interested in their work! They’d love to hear from you!


and with over 5,000 studio visits each year, the Art Trail continues to grow and gain visitor anticipation.  Explorers on the trail will find painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramists, makers of fine furniture, collage artists, illustrators, mixed media artists, digital artists, creators of decorative functional art, and a blacksmith.  Some studios are in downtown Ithaca, while others are along rural roads with hayfields as neighbors. Some are in cozy living rooms and some spaces are as interesting as the work itself. From scraps of paper and shards of glass to an unfinished canvas or the smell of wet clay, an artist’s studio contains countless clues as to what lies beneath their work.

Many visitors come to browse, taking advantage of seeing art where it is created. The artists are happy to talk about their creative process and hope that visitors gain a new appreciation of the art-making process. Those who are on a quest to buy fine art will find work priced from $10 to $8,000 and everything in between. Artists on the trail offer a broad collection of original work at a wide variety of prices. Purchasing art can be an exhilarating experience. Meeting and connecting with the artist is part of that experience!

Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, coordinates the Trail. “This is truly an outstanding event. Not only does Tompkins County 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. 41 studios means 41 adventures.

We hope visitors spread the word to all of their art loving friends and enjoy this adventure together. One 2018 visitor commented: I had so much fun … and the artists were so terrific, I grabbed some friends and went the next weekend as well!”

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