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.

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 Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events 

Celebrating 25 Years of North Country Heritage Awards

Sunday, October 28

12:00-5:00 pm

12:00-4:00 Demonstrations & More

4:15-5:00 Concert with the Fraser Family & Friends



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


Instrumental Stories

February 17 - October 27, 2018

This exhibit (curated by Camilla Ammirati) features new and heirloom instruments made and/or used in Northern New York; the people who make and keep them; and how they connect people to their heritage, to living regional traditions, and to each other.

Contact TAUNY today to schedule a special guided tour of the exhibit with curator Camilla Ammirati! For more details about group tours of the exhibit click here.

Funding for this exhibit is provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, Folk and Traditional Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional funding has been provided by The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Additional support from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.  

Folkstore Artist Spotlight:

Kathy Montan

September 8 - October 26, 2018

Photo: Trees in Moonlight by Kathy Montan (Canton, NY), felted wool.
Butternut frame by Bryan Lee (Colton,NY).


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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