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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Kindred Pursuits: Folk Art in North Country Life

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.

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.

Join us in celebrating the unique culture of the North Country by making a tax-deductible gift to TAUNY today.

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 Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events

Community Contra Dance Band Rehearsals with Gretchen Koehler

Saturday, February 23

Saturday, March 9

Saturday, March 16

10:00 am-12:00 pm


TAUNY Knits Sweater Competition

Entries on display at The TAUNY Center

February 9-23

Afternoon Tea with the Moore Family

Saturday, February 16

2:00-3:30 pm

Pre-registration required

$35/$30 (TAUNY Friends)
Register online here.

SUNY Canton Living Writers Series: Arthur Flowers

Wednesday, February 27

6:30-8:00 pm


For information about TAUNY's upcoming programs and events click here.


Traveling Exhibits
Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre & Museum
79 Main St., Massena, NY
January 26 - End of May 2019

Raquette River Dam Stories

Potsdam Civic Center Board Room

2 Park St., Potsdam, NY

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

On display through October 2019



The North Country Folkstore

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from over 200 regional artists, artisans, and producers inspired by and reflecting on North Country traditions.


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