Community Arts Partnership’s greater Ithaca Art Trail kicks off 2020 season

Emilee Geist

This is a community announcement from the Community Arts Partnership. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email [email protected] ITHACA, N.Y. –– The 22nd season of the Community Arts Partnership’s Greater Ithaca Art Trail has begun! On Oct. 10 and 11 and Oct. 17 and 18, […]

This is a community announcement from the Community Arts Partnership. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email [email protected]


ITHACA, N.Y. –– The 22nd season of the Community Arts Partnership’s Greater Ithaca Art Trail has begun!

On Oct. 10 and 11 and Oct. 17 and 18, the Art Trail will feature both live and virtual events. 20 of the 40 artists on the Trail will open their studios to you during daytime hours, while virtual “Conversations with Art Trail Artists” will occur in the evenings. (Visitors to studios must wear masks and both visitors and artists will be practicing social distancing protocols.) The evening events will include studio tours, art making demonstrations, along with plenty of interesting conversations. And if our virtual visitors wish to show us art they’ve been working on, we’ll have time for that as well! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Art Trail artists from the comfort of your home!

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 will add 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, printmakers, 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!”

Visit ArtTrail.com to see all 40 participating artists, watch their videos, download the brochure/map, find out who will be open, and register for virtual events.  Spread the word to your art loving friends and enjoy this adventure together!

CAP thanks P.W. Wood & Son, and Bousquet Holstein, PLLC and CFCU Community Credit Union for sponsoring this season of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail!

The Art Trail is a program of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. For over 27 years, “CAP” has been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

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