Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

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Kindred Pursuits: Folk Art in North Country Life

A nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country. Explore this site to discover the diverse customs and traditions--like storytelling, music, crafts, foodways, and folk art--that make life special in our region, from the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains.

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Holiday Hours
 The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Each year TAUNY works with naturalist and North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle to offer balsam wreaths for the holidays. This annual fundraiser for TAUNY highlights a regional traditional artist who makes her living from the garden and woods around her Adirondack home. You may order your wreath at The North Country Folkstore, online, or by phone (315-386-4289). Wreaths can be picked up or shipped.

Pickup Dates at The TAUNY Center

Saturday, November 17; Order by November 10

Saturday, December 1; Order by November 24


Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events

Folkstore Holiday Showcase

November 9 - December 31


Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display Drop-Off 
Monday, November 19 - Tuesday, November 27

(Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Holiday Open House and Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display

Saturday, December 1

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For information about TAUNY's upcoming programs and events click here.


Folkstore Artist Spotlight:

Susan Robinson

November 3 - November 24


The North Country Folkstore

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from over 200 regional artists, artisans, and producers inspired by and reflecting on North Country traditions.



TAUNY is the North Country's only non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, recording, and preserving the rich, living cultural heritage of our region. For over 30 years, community members like you have been contributing their time, money, and talent to help us accomplish our mission.

Join us in celebrating the unique culture of our North Country by making a tax-deductible donation to TAUNY today.


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For more information about planned giving, contact Jill Breit at or 315-386-4289.


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