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


Awards Program - October 16, 2:00-4:00 pm

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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.


Lecture by Quilt Exhibit Curators Jill Breit and Hallie Bond

Saturday, October 1


Folklorist and TAUNY executive director Jill Breit and historian Hallie Bond will speak about their travels around the North Country to study more than 1,000 quilts and interview quilters about their work. They will present highlights of their quilt research and discuss how they brought their disciplines together for this project.

Following the lecture and a brief intermission, Mohawk quilter Sheree Bonaparte will speak about her quilt A Flight for Peace, made in 2001. The quilt was made at a time when Sheree's home community Akwesasne was experiencing strife and conflict. She made the quilt to focus attention back on the core values of the Kanienkehaka/Mohawk people. A Flight of Peace will be on display at The TAUNY Center for the day.

Lecture will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments.


TAUNY is Hiring!

In addition to being the only organization that collects, documents, preserves, interprets and presents the folk culture of the North Country, and operating a gallery in downtown Canton, TAUNY is also a great place to work.

Our current open positions are:


Communications Specialist

Folkstore Assistant

Details are available at this link.

 April through October 22, 2016

Warmth, Remembrance, and Art

This astounding quilt exhibit covers two centuries of quilt making in the North Country and  fills two galleries at the TAUNY Center.

Learn more about the exhibition at this link.

More than 100 artists!

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from more than 100 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop in for a great selection for those graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and wedding gifts!


The TAUNY Center & North Country Folkstore Hours

Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

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