Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
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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.

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.

Your gift makes a real difference. Join us in celebrating the unique culture of the North Country by making a tax-deductible gift to TAUNY today.

The TAUNY Center is temporarily closed. Our online shop is open for business.

For community health and in compliance with guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The TAUNY Center will be closed until further notice and all programs will be postponed. 

As a center for folk arts and folklife, our mission is all about celebrating and supporting person to person learning and connection around our region's living traditions and everyday culture. As much as we'll miss seeing you all here at The TAUNY Center for a while, we're glad to take any measures we can now for the best of our community going forward. 

Meanwhile, we'll look forward to doing our visiting with you online. Please check and/or follow us on Facebook and Instagram (where we'll be posting regularly) for updates and other online resources we'll be sharing.


St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts

February 29-October 24, 2020



 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.

The North Country Folkstore is temporarily closed. All online orders will be suspended until further notice.


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