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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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. 

Entries for Art Prize Giveaway open until 5/31

Crepes, Coffee & Tea Upcoming Days:

Wednesday, April 17th 10a-2p

Wednesday, May 15th 10a-2p

Every third Wednesday of the month will feature culinary artist Andre bringing Crepes & Coffee. Andre grew up near St Etienne, a former coal and manufacturing hub, and home to the first train line in France! A mainstay was the crepe booths strategically located near tramway stops. Andre is excited to re-create this experience.

Though not formally trained, Andre spends much of his spare time in the kitchen trying new recipes and perfecting classics. As a researcher, he focuses on nudging policy (mostly in the housing and transportation sectors) toward more sustainable practices that strengthen communities and create a more equitable future.

His vision for the Crepes & Coffee project is a warm and welcoming space, a near zero-waste kitchen, and food that showcases local ingredients and invests back in the community.

The name “Newberry Cafe” is derived from the J.J Newberry Co. a variety store the building occupied for nearly 60 years. Newberry’s, founded by John Josiah Newberry in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was a successful five-and-dime store chain throughout the U.S. and Canada through most of the 20th century. It was a beloved store that served generations of Canton residents.

The mission of The Newberry Cafe at the TAUNY Center is to feature local culinary artists who represent the wide variety of foodways and kitchen stories to bring together our community with local, sustainable foods that represent our traditional culture in the North Country.

Changing Places

Now on Display

The Fiberistas 2024 group slice features two pieces from each of the Fiberistas, called “Changing Places”. Each participating member made two pieces, one being a reversal of fabrics as a mirror image. The ‘switch’ creates interesting contrast and gives the viewer a new perspective on how a fabric or other material changes the way we view an object or scene. There were no restrictions on size or content so each member has created their own interpretation.

This annual exhibit at TAUNY will be the first opportunity for the public to view their work.

The Fiberistas are a North Country group who explore and expand the boundaries of fiber arts by creating textiles made with both traditional and innovative skills and fibers.

The Fiberistas: Kathy Burns, Donna Hastings, Ann Heidenreich, Sonja Jensen, Melanie Kimbler, Susan McAvoy, Rebecca Muir MacKellar, Adele Lunan Vandenburgh, Leah Zelkowitz

The Cabin Fever Concert Series Continues


TAUNY Seeks Bookkeeper

TAUNY seeks a motivated, experienced Bookkeeper to work at The TAUNY Center in downtown Canton, NY. The part-time (20hrs/wk) Bookkeeper will be responsible for general accounting & billing, maintaining financial record keeping and policies, and support budgeting for the organization. The position pays $20-25/hour dependent upon the candidate’s background & experience.

Learn more and apply on our website here.

Space Available for Rent

Artist Studio or Office spaces available at The TAUNY Center, located at 53 Main St. Canton, NY.

Studio space available during TAUNY business hours: Monday-Thursday 10a-5p, Friday 10a-6p, Saturday 10a-5p

Contact TAUNY Executive Director Joshua Vink for more information.


New and Noteworthy Arrivals to the Folkstore

Shop the New and Noteworthy collection online here

(Psst. Shop the Folkstore in person for first access to our latest arrivals from the 200+ artists showcased at TAUNY. A great way to catch new pieces before they go online for all to see.)

See what else is new in the North Country Folkstore! Stop by the Folkstore or shop online at to find unique products made by North Country artists and makers.
Gift certificates for our online store are now available here.
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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.

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