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 

Dams of the Raquette River Talk with Mary Jane Watson in Massena

Saturday, April 21


Presentation begins in the Massena Public Library Viewing Room

Instrumental Stories Research Talk with Camilla Ammirati

Thursday, April 26


$5 Suggested Donation

Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children's Workshop  

Wildlife to Watercolors with Loretta Lepkowski

Saturday, April 28


Pre-registration required

Register online here.


 For more information about TAUNY's upcoming programs and events click here.

Fiddling Bear Concert Series

Intimate house concert-style performances in TAUNY’s living room corner, with a focus on treasured instruments and their stories.These programs are part of the Instrumental Stories exhibit program series.
March 18 - The Too Tall Stringband
April 8 - Jane Rothfield (concert & workshop)
May 18 - Atkinson Family Band
June 9 - Alex Smith


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 Artist Spotlight: Roxanne Locy  
March 3 - April 28, 2018 

This Folkstore Artist Spotlight features a variety of hand-painted ceramic pieces as well as recent paintings and drawings by local artist Roxanne Locy.


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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