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.


Remington Arts Festival Student Art Competition Exhibit Opening and Awards

Exhibit Opening Reception

September 29, 10:00 am-1:00 pm with awards presentation at 12:00 pm

Exhibit September 29-October 13

Join us for the opening of the annual Remington Student Art Exhibit!  A reception for the public, area art teachers, and students will take place from 10am-1pm with a short awards ceremony at noon. The display includes two dimensional artwork, fabric (fiber art) and three dimensional pieces by students in grades K-12. Categories include Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Fiber Art, Photography, and Miscellaneous and Multi-Student Work. This popular annual display highlights the creativity, range, and thoughtfulness of area students as they explore different artistic mediums. This yearís theme is ďArt Excellence in North Country Schools.Ē TAUNY is pleased to partner in this event to help share the expressions of kids and young adults from many communities around the region. The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, October 13th.

Note for participants: If you have any questions, please contact Linda Fay, 2017 Student Art Competition and Exhibit Coordinator at or leave a message at 315-386-5228 or text 315-244-5039.

Photo: A colorful close-up from the 2017 Remington Arts Festival Student Art Competition Exhibit.

TAUNY Folklife Fair

Celebrating 25 Years of North Country Heritage Awards

Sunday, October 28

12:00-5:00 pm

Baskets to blintzes! Fiddling to fungus art! Over 25 years, TAUNY has recognized 127 individuals, groups, places, and events representing the vibrant array of traditions that make the North Country so special. From Fall 2018 to Fall 2019, TAUNY will be celebrating 25 years of the North Country Heritage Awards program. Join us on Sunday, October 28th for an afternoon full of demonstrations, music, food, and hands-on activities shared by award recipients and others carrying our regionís arts and skills forward!

Interested in placing an ad or contributing a message of appreciation for a past award recipient in the North Country Heritage Awards souvenir program? Email or call 315-386-4289 for details.

The 2018 North Country Heritage Awards program is made possible by the generous support of the Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Sweetgrass Foundation, Corning Incorporated Foundation, the Perkins Family Charitable Fund (in honor of Gerald R. Perkins), and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional support provided by Car Freshner Corporation, Community Bank, N.A., County Seat Realty, Jreck Subs, Bliss Massage, MacFadden Dier-Leonard Agency, Inc., Northland Veterinary Hospital, Pat Collins Real Estate, and Pepsi-Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers

Special thanks to this programís media sponsor, NCPR.


Group Tours of Instrumental Stories 

with Curator Camilla Ammirati

Contact TAUNY today to schedule your guided exhibit tour!

Bring your friends, students, coworkers, or others to The TAUNY Center for a guided tour* of our current exhibit Instrumental Stories with curator Camilla Ammirati. There is a fee for this special opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look with the curator. Call 315-386-4289 or email for more details and to schedule your tour.

*Groups are welcome to visit the exhibit on their own without a guided tour at any time.

First Friday Jam

Please note that our monthly jams will be on hiatus for the fall season. Stay tuned--and tuned up!--for other musical opportunities coming up this fall and into the spring.

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