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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The TAUNY Fundraiser auction is live now until Nov. 6  Don’t miss your chance to bid on great gifts and unique North Country experiences. Thanks for supporting TAUNY! 

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 A nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country. 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.


A special Online Auction to raise funds for TAUNY has successfully concluded, raising a total of $8,159 for the organization. The two-week effort, organized by TAUNY’s Board of Directors, featured a wide range of arts and crafts, handmade wares, gift cards, and unique North Country experiences. All offerings were donated by individuals and businesses across the region. All proceeds will support TAUNY and its programs at the TAUNY Center in Canton and across the North Country and Adirondacks. According to Executive Director Jill Breit, “We are all thrilled with the results, and with the generosity of so many people. It’s our hope that this new event will grow into an annual tradition that raises needed funds for our organization and programs.”

Individuals who were high bidders in the auction will be contacted in the coming days about how to collect their prizes.

TAUNY is the only organization in New York’s North Country dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the region. With archives, exhibits, and programs in Canton and throughout the North Country and Adirondacks, TAUNY celebrates the diversity of living traditions inherited from the past, maintained in the present, and passed on to the future.

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.

Visit The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore

December Hours:
Monday-Wednesday 10a-5p
Thursday-Friday 10a-6p
Saturday 10a-5p
Sunday 12p-4p
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Introduction to TAUNY
If you are interested in TAUNY, and what TAUNY does, check out this video we made recently! If you would like to get involved on the Board of Directors, as an Advisor, in the Expert Network, or looking for other volunteering opportunities, send an email to! We would love for you to join us, and make our community bigger, stronger, and better!  
Your gift makes a real difference. Join us in celebrating the unique culture of the North Country by making a tax-deductible gift to TAUNY today.

TAUNY turns 35 this year! In honor of this occasion, we’ll bring you our 35@35 series, featuring highlights from TAUNY’s history.

From the very beginning, we’ve loved developing exhibits at TAUNY. Through exhibits, we’ve been able to share so many wonderful people and places in our North Country. Here’s our list of 35 favorite exhibits from the past!

TAUNY's Open Call for Personal Collections

Do you or does someone you know have a collection related to folk art and/or traditional life in the North Country? We’d like to hear about it! In 2022, we’ll showcase collections from around our region in a revival of our popular Personal Collections Series. Contact TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit,, 315-386-4289.

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