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 Programs and Events

Square-dancing with The Adirondack Playboys

Sunday, March 26

First Presbyterian Church, Canton

Talking Tug Hill with Camilla and Loretta

Thursday, March 30


First Friday Jam

Friday, April 7


See our full calendar of events and programs here. 



Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Romi Sebald

Open March 11 to April 29

We are pleased to present the work of Romi Sebald in our mini gallery from March 11th through April 29th. Romi Sebald recalls how her grandparents, Adirondack pioneers, never let anything go to waste. The practice of saving and reusing fabric and other materials--a tradition shared by many in the North Country--stuck with her and took a new form in her own artistic work making dolls. Inspired by antique dolls among other historical treasured belongings and abandoned bits, Sebald goes beyond recycling to experimenting with how familiar, well-worn fabrics can be repurposed to make unusual and even unsettling figures. In this show, Sebald evokes the beauty, darkness, and mystery of North Country woodland life with the presentation of her new forest creature dolls in addition to her work with more traditional doll figures. Visitors are invited to view the exhibition and all artworks on view will also be for sale.


The North Country 

Nearly 200 artists!


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 to 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

More information about The North Country Folkstore can be found here 


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