Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
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Canton, NY 13617
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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.



Introduction to TAUNY


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Now Showing at The TAUNY Center:


Inhabited Arabesques: An Art Installation by James Gonzalez



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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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