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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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. 

Events, Exhibits & Workshops

Next Crepes, Coffee & Tea days:

Wednesday June 19th and Saturday, June 22nd 10a-2p

Featuring Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade and Strawberry Shortbread Bars, made by Catherine Brownell!

CRNY Summer Showcase

Ives Park - 10a-1p

Saturday, June 22nd

Now Showing:

Akhwatsi:re - My Family

The Beadwork & Regalia of

Marlana & Kaiahtenhtas Thompson

"Akhwatsi:re (My Family) is a visual representation of the love and gratitude I have for my family. The respect for all my family who have taught me important artist skills, allowing me to carry on my mohawk traditional art and contemporary designs."

-Marlana Thompson Baker

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.


TAUNY Seeks Volunteers for its Public Programs

Click the link below to fill out the 2024 Volunteer Registration Form: 

**For a non digital form, please visit The TAUNY Center**

Spring Appeal Complete - Thank You!!

TAUNY's Spring Appeal Campaign ended 5/31 - thank you for your support!

Donations continue to bolster our programs in Arts in Education, Exhibits & artist galleries at The TAUNY Center, Public Performances, Newberry Cafe & Foodways demonstrations, and Folkstore & support for local artists.

It's never too late to support Traditional Arts in Upstate New York - Support TAUNY today by donating on our website.

New Folkstore Arrivals

Shop new jewelry arrivals from Jennifer Kuracina, Ginny Burnett and more.

Shop Online Here

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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Show your support for TAUNY and make a donation today at or by mailing a check to TAUNY, 53 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617.

The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore Are Open

Visit The TAUNY Center at 53 Main St. Canton, NY 13617

Monday-Friday 10a-5p

Saturday 10a-4p

Sunday Closed

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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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