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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Folklore Websites

Adirondack Music

Cultural Landmarks

St. Lawrence River Stories

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.

Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many of us focus on our holiday and year-end giving.

On this global day for giving back, please consider making a year-end gift to TAUNY. 

Sue Wilder Gingerbread Creation -  Gingerbread FriendsSugar and Spice!

Gingerbread coming in ahead of the December 5th deadline

For the 2015 Sugar and Spice competition, you’re invited to tell us a story in gingerbread with the theme of “Children’s Literature.” Whether it’s a classic fairy tale or a scene from your latest favorite in Young Adult fiction, we challenge you to build a gingerbread house or scene representing something from a beloved kids’ or young adults’ book. Along with your gingerbread house, you’ll be asked to submit the title of the book or story along with a brief passage from the book that inspired you.

Download and print this form to bring with with your entry. (Or fill one out at The TAUNY Center.)

More information is available at this link.


Jane with red wreathTraditional Holiday Balsam Wreaths are back!

"Deck your halls" with beautiful wreaths handmade right here in the North Country and support TAUNY programs at the same time. For this annual fundraiser, TAUNY works with naturalist and North Country Heritage Award recipient Jane Desotelle to offer balsam wreaths for the holidays. Jane is a traditional artist who makes her living from the gardens and woods around her Adirondack home.

Learn more about it here, or download your order form here.
You can also place your order through the
 Folkstore online, here.  

Folkstore Online

The Folkstore Online is back,
and better than ever!

If you can’t make it into the shop, you can still get many of your favorites online. Open 24/7 right here.

More items are added all the time, so check back often!


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