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TAUNY - Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
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.

Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events

The Creative Economy:

Re-imagining Our Rural Downtowns  

Tuesday, August 22


Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY

Documentation Days: 

Folk Instrument Makers and Keepers

We want to talk to you about instruments you've made or own for our current research project on North Country Folk Instruments!


Wednesday, August 23, 11:00am-3:00pm, at the Mennonite Heritage Farm (Croghan, NY)

Wednesday, August 30, 4:00-7:00pm, BluSeed Studios (Saranac Lake, NY)

Thursday, August 31, 2:00-6:00pm, Whallonsburg Grange (Whallonsburg, NY)

Sunday, September 10, 1:00-3:30pm, North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame (Osceola, NY)

(Further documentation days and locations TBA)

Have an instrument? Fill out a questionnaire!

Click here for the Makers questionnaire.

Click here for the Keepers and Collectors questionnaire.

TAUNY Talk: "Navigating the Colton Whitewater Release" with Phil LaMarche 

Thursday, August 31


See our full calendar of events and programs here.


TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from nearly 200 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop in for a great selection for those graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and wedding gifts!


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

Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
For more information about The North Country Folkstore and to shop online click here 

Quilts from the Estate of Betty Vebber, Pierrepont, NY

Quilts from the estate of Betty Vebber, Pierrepont, NY, will be offered to the public in a special sale taking place at The TAUNY Center on Sunday, September 10, 2:00-4:00 pm. The 56 quilts in the sale range from wall hangings to full-size bed quilts.  Six quilts are available for pre-sale on our online store.

More information about the estate sale can be found here


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