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.

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.


The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore are now open.

Visit us Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

and Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Shop online any time at


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No-County-Fair Baking Contest

Submissions due Monday, August 10

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Winning recipes to be featured at August 14 TAUNY Cooks Tasting Tent


"Get the Folk Through It" Pandemic 

 Documentation Project

We want to hear about your experiences and creative responses over the past months and going forward, with the pandemic changing many of our daily ways, while also reinforcing our sense of what’s most familiar and important to us. Check out the project description here for more about what we're looking for and how to share it with us.




Win this Carolina Lily Barn Quilt Designed and Painted by Ruth McWilliams

Carolina Lily is a beloved traditional quilt pattern, always popular in fabric quilts and barn quilts.  TAUNY Board Member and barn quilt movement leader and teacher Ruth McWilliams has painted this lovely 2’ x 2’ on point barn quilt and donated it to TAUNY to raffle. Proceeds will support TAUNY operations and programming. Tickets are $5 each.



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.

Folkstore Hours:

Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

and Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

To shop online visit .


Shop in TAUNY’s North Country Folkstore and Go Home with One or More Photographs by Dorothy Badger

For the months of August and September, customers in TAUNY’s North Country Folkstore will receive an 8x10 color photograph by Massena photographer Dorothy Badger for every $25 spent.


Note: All images, text and other material found in this website © 2020 TAUNY. All rights reserved.