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



Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge.To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.

Winter Welcome Studio

Open until Saturday, January 28 

Come in any day of the week while our North Country Folkstore is open to make yourself at home at The TAUNY Center. Light refreshments will be available.

CREATE our Winter Wonderwall 

You're invited to help create a community winter mosaic at The TAUNY Center in Downtown Canton. Use the provided prompts, arts and crafts materials, and workspace in the main gallery to leave your own creative mark on the gallery walls. Other arts and crafting activity is also welcome, if you want to bring in a project to work on or add to the wall. All ages are encouraged to participate, and no artistic experience is required.

RELAX in our Cozy Reading and Game Nook 

Come in from the cold, grab a book, board game, or puzzle, and make The TAUNY Center your home away from home for an afternoon. This cozy nook is your place to convene with friends and family and enjoy yourselves.


DISCOVER the Folkstore with a Letterboxing Challenge

Discover the North Country Folkstore this month with a letterboxing hunt. Follow the clues to find each of the stamps hidden throughout the Folkstore and mark each one in your customizable passport. You'll discover many different artists and spaces throughout the store on your quest to fill in your stamp book.

North Country Trivia Game

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Join us for a North Country trivia game run by Clarkson University student volunteers. We will quiz your team of up to 4 players on local history and culture. Cell phones and other research devices are not allowed, so do your research ahead of time! Each member of the winning team will win a gift card to the North Country Folkstore.

The game is open to the public and people of all ages for a suggested donation of $5-$10 per team. This is a family-friendly event. Refreshments will be served.

Alex Smith in Concert

Friday, January 27, 2017


Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, and his music echoes North Country culture. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with grace, while paying homage to the musical traditions of the region.

Smith's characters, though fictional, live and breathe a balance between beauty and imperfection. His stories draw on the triumphs and hardships of friends, relatives, and neighbors near and far, and he has worked tirelessly to carry the music of northern New York to audiences nationwide.

A suggested donation of $5-$15 includes simple refreshments. 

Winter Contradance

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Warm up at The TAUNY Center for our first live-band, community contra dance of the new year. Beth Robinson will be calling the dances, and lively music will be performed by Deep Freeze Contraband, a Saranac Lake-based group of Jeff Couture, Sue Grimm Hanley, Matt Bullwinkel, and Joseph Dockery. 

The dance is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10. Beginners are welcome and all dances will be taught. This is a family-friendly event.

Pea Soup and Johnny Cakes Lunch

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sugaring Off Party

Saturday, March 4, 2017

North Country Writer's Fair

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Welcome to the North Country Open House

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Salute to North Country Heritage

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Holiday Open House and Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Competition

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Learn about TAUNY Jams, Tune School, Contra dances and more.

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