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.

North Country Folkstore Holiday Showcase

Saturday, November 5 - December 24

TAUNY invites you to explore the North Country Folkstore this holiday season! The Annual Folkstore Holiday Showcase is a temporary expansion of the Folkstore during the winter season and is a chance for visitors to see and purchase new, unique merchandise in The TAUNY Center’s first floor gallery space. The Holiday Showcase will include larger works by Folkstore Artists and will also feature new additions to the Folkstore including watercolor paintings by Peggy Mooers, felted cards by Kathy Montan, Amish quilts by Mary Miller, salad forks by Eric Smith, zippered pouches by Gretchen Vincent, trivets by Kathy Miller, ornate hunting knives by Nancey Bracket, The Buffalo Spirit by Dale Healey, and much more.

Folkstore Presents: Bloated Toe Publishing

Saturday, December 10


Stop by The North Country Folkstore on December 10th to meet the founders of Bloated Toe Publishing, a company dedicated to publishing the work of local authors and organizations in the North Country.

Award-winning author Lawrence (Larry) Gooley and his partner Jill Jones, both North Country natives, founded Bloated Toe Enterprises in 2004 and have since published 75 titles, including a number of historical Adirondack reprints.

Larry and Jill will be at The TAUNY Center on December 10th to sell a number of their books and talk with TAUNY Center visitors about their experience in publishing.

This event is free and open to the public.

Photo - “Oliver's War: An Adirondack Rebel Battles the Rockefeller Fortune,” award winning book written and published by Lawrence Gooley of Bloated Toe Publishing.


TAUNY Kids Cook: 

Hanukkah Cookie Creations with Efrat Ezra  

Wednesday, December 14



Cost: $12 per participant (or pair, if child is being accompanied by an adult), $10 for TAUNY Friends

Celebrate the holidays at The TAUNY Center as we host Efrat Ezra from Congregation Beth El for a Hanukkah cookie workshop with kids of all ages. Children will work with Efrat to make three-layer "Surprise Dreidel Cookies" in the TAUNY Kitchen. Following the cookie baking, kids are invited to participate in fun Hanukkah crafts and games to get in the holiday spirit.

Pre-registration is required for this program. Please contact TAUNY at 315-386-4289 to register your child.


TAUNY Celebrates the Season: Eggshell Ornament Making with Beth Robinson 

Saturday, December 17

Cost: $12 per participant (or pair, if child is being accompanied by an adult), $10 for TAUNY Friends

Create beautiful eggshell ornaments with Beth Robinson using her own grandmother’s method. This family holiday tradition involves hollowing out an eggshell, gluing ribbons and beads around the egg, and securing a little holiday treasure to the inside. Pre-hollowed eggshells will be provided for decorating during the workshop and you will learn how to hollow out eggshells so you can do this at home. Decoration materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite ribbons to incorporate.

Pre-registration is required for this program. Please contact TAUNY at 315-386-4289 to register.

Holiday Caroling
Friday, December 23

Join us for some holiday caroling at The TAUNY Center! The Unitarian Universalist Church Choir of Canton, directed by Carol Strome, will perform a variety of Christmas and secular holiday songs and then continue caroling around town afterward. The audience is encouraged to sing along and join the strolling carol if they desire.


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