Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

Support TAUNY

At the beginning of December we hosted our first Holiday Open House at The TAUNY Center since 2019. Hundreds of people came through the doors to look at gingerbread houses, make gingerbread houses, listen to live music, dance, try out different musical instruments, enjoy baking demonstrations in our kitchen and purchase high-quality art from the Folkstore. And, of course, we all enjoyed the hundreds of cookies baked by our wonderful volunteers and staff. It was a meaningful, heart-warming, family-friendly experience shared by people of different ages and backgrounds.

This is the essence of TAUNY: bringing people together from across the North Country and beyond through the living traditions of our special region. We are honored to do that both at The TAUNY Center in downtown Canton and in other special venues around the North Country.

We thank you for your past support of TAUNY’s work and ask that as 2022 comes to an end you make a year-end gift to TAUNY to keep the magic going. Donations from individuals and businesses make up 30% of TAUNY’s annual budget. Donations have allowed so many special moments to take place at TAUNY this past year. People coming together at exhibit openings to connect around a subject they care about, preschoolers learning to waltz, home cooks preparing their favorite recipes to share with

others, artists meeting to talk about exciting collaborative projects, and documentation of special people and places in the North Country.

In 2023, plans include:

• A dramatic new exhibit in our main gallery fabricated by metalworker James Gonzalez

• Kitchen Stories: an oral history project centered around shared meals

• A collaboration with 1000 Islands Land Trust about sheep and fiber production

• Presenting music and art in collaboration with SLC Arts at the Canton Farmers’ Market

• North Country Crossroads: presenting global traditions brought to the North Country

• And lots of receptions, workshops, and live music!

TAUNY is a community project, made possible by the contributions of many. Thank you

for being part of this. Best wishes for a healthy, happy New Year.

For over 30 years TAUNY has been collecting, documenting, preserving, interpreting, presenting, and celebrating the folk culture and traditional arts of the North Country. As a nonprofit organization, TAUNY relies on the generosity of our Friends to enable us to do in-depth research and offer award-winning programs and services in Canton and across the North Country.

All of this is possible thanks to contributions from our TAUNY donors and business supporters  who recognize the value of the work we are doing across the North Country. As you consider your support for TAUNY, take a minute to think about what TAUNY is worth to you.

How important is it that we have an organization working to identify, record, and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the North Country? How important is it that TAUNY remains a thriving organization, able to sustain the quality exhibits and programming we enjoy? That we maintain a cultural center where we can teach future generations and give artists a place to display and sell their art?

Help secure our future.  Include TAUNY in your estate plan.

For more information about planned giving, contact Jill Breit at or 315-386-4289.

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