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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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.

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Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events 
North Country Makers Meet Up

Saturday, February 24


"Look Down, You'll See Our Tracks": Raquette River Dam Stories

TAUNY Exhibit at The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Center & Museum in Massena, NY

Presentation and Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, February 24

2:00pm Presentation in the Massena Public Library Viewing Room followed by exhibit tour and reception at The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre & Museum

First Friday Jam

Friday, March 2


See our full calendar of events and programs here.


Instrumental Stories

February 17 - October 27, 2018

This exhibit (curated by Camilla Ammirati) features new and heirloom instruments made and/or used in Northern New York; the people who make and keep them; and how they connect people to their heritage, to living regional traditions, and to each other.



 Folkstore Spotlight: 

 The Enduring Mystique of the

 Adirondacks in American Writing

February 3 - February 24, 2018


The North Country Folkstore

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from over 200 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop in for a great selection of gifts for all occasions!

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.

Join us in celebrating the unique culture of our North Country by making a tax-deductible donation to TAUNY today.


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