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.

Our Year End Appeal is underway. TAUNY is a community project supported by the participation of many. Your gifts made wonderful things happen in 2022. Your gift now will be an investment in bringing people together across the North Country and beyond through the living traditions of this special region. You can  donate online here: or mail a check to TAUNY, 53 Main St., Canton, NY 13617.

Thank you!

To learn more, our year-end message continues here.


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

Monday-Friday 10a-5p
Saturday 10a-4p
Sunday Closed

The Folkstore is Closed Jan 1-8th and Reopening on Monday, January 9th. 
Shop online any time at Curbside pickup is available.

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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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