VISIT 41 STUDIOS! All but two studios (Jon Reis and June Szabo) are open simultaneously! No appointments, no fee – just get in your car and travel the beautiful roads of Ithaca and Tompkins County with awesome artist studios as your destination!
11:00am to 5:00pm each day. Get the map at the above studio guide tab.
Now in its 21th year, 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!”
Come to the kick off reception on Gallery Night – info below!
Kick-off Reception on Gallery Night
Friday, October 4, 2019 – 5pm to 8pm
Exhibit is up from October 4 to October 31.
The Community Arts Partnership (CAP) presents a Group Exhibit of their Greater Ithaca Art Trail artists. Over 40 Art Trail artists will have a piece in this amazing group exhibit!
Come to the opening, pick up the brochure/map for the weekends, meet the trail artists and see a sample of each of their work in one place! We hope you visit their studios on the weekends. This exhibit will help you plan your excursion.
The exhibit is up through the end of October.
This exhibit is sponsored by Harris Beach, Attorneys at Law.
We thank them for their generous support of this exhibit!
First Saturday Events
A selection of Art Trail artists are open on the first Saturday of every month (except January).
In October, the First Saturday IS the OPEN STUDIOS weekends on October 5,6 and 12, 13
After that: Saturday: November 2, 11am to 4pm
(There will be a flyer here with November 2nd artists by October 20)
ALL STUDIOS are available by appointment most any day of the year. Just e-mail or call. (We suggest calling!)
Downloadable Studio Guides are on the Studio Guide & Maps Page (click here).
Printed Studio Guides can be mailed upon request or you can pick one up at any of dozens of local and regional locations. Call 607-273-5072 x 20 for information.