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

Folkstore Artist Spotlight

The Folkstore Artist Spotlight (FAS)  is a special showcase of work from a local artist or group of related artists. These exhibits highlight the local living traditions of the North Country through locally-made products which are on view and for sale in The TAUNY Center. The Folkstore Artist Spotlight Series also allows TAUNY to present a greater range of work by these local producers.   

Current Folkstore Artist Spotlight

Folkstore Artist Spotlight:

New Work from the Swartzentruber Amish Community

June 24, 2017 - August 19, 2017


TAUNY presents the next Folkstore Artist Spotlight, New Work From the Swartzentruber Amish Community, opening to the public on Saturday, June 24th at The TAUNY Center. This new Folkstore Artist Spotlight will feature a variety of handcrafted items from several local Amish families including textiles, baskets, furniture, and more. Visitors are invited to see this exhibit through August 19, 2017. The Folkstore Artist Spotlight series highlights the work of regional artists and artisans and allows TAUNY to present a greater range of work by these local producers.


Many Amish families supplement their agricultural lifestyle by providing goods to people outside their community and often turn to carpentry, furniture making, quilt making, or basket making. In their culture it is considered prideful for an item to be purely decorative, but they frequently create decorative items for the outside market. Items for use within their community are restricted in colors and patterns; items for sale may have brighter colors and more decorative materials. A carefully selected assortment of locally made Amish woodwork and textiles will be on display and for sale in this upcoming Folkstore Artist Spotlight.


Upcoming Folkstore Artist Spotlight


Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Ola Aldous

Local scene paintings

Opens September 9, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Dave Nichols

Guitar and other wood inlay

Opens November 4, 2017

Past Folkstore Artist Spotlights


Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Bill Smithers

April 29, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Romi Sebald

March 11, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Sara Lynch

January, 7, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Featured Folkstore Artist: James Gonzalez
November 5, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Note: All images, text and other material found in this website © 2017 TAUNY. All rights reserved.