Now in it’s 23rd year
The 23rd annual Greater Ithaca Art Trail has begun!
See Event Page! On October 7th to 17th, artists on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail invite the public into their world through live and virtual events.
On this website you can see the work of all 50 Art Trail artists, watch some videos, and download the brochure/map (or e-mail to have one sent to you!). Find out who is open for Open Studios and see the list of zoom events. You’ll want to attend!
The Art Trail is a wonderful addition to Tompkins County’s artistic offerings. Not only do we have a wealth of amazing artists, it’s also a beautiful area to visit, especially in October when the fall foliage is at its peak. Explorers can travel Ithaca and the rural county roads, with beautiful scenery and artist studios as their destinations.
The artists on the Trail are very diverse! There are painters, photographers, sculptors, print makers, fiber artists, ceramists, makers of fine furniture, collage artists, illustrators, mixed media artists, jewelers, digital artists, and creators of decorative functional art. The artists are thrilled to share their passion for their art, and show off what they’ve been working on.
A 2020 visitor on the trail said “I was blown away by the quality of the art that I saw and the really cool art studios that I visited. And I didn’t expect all the wonderful conversations I ended up having with the artists and other visitors! The Art Trail is such a unique and special event. And when you combine visiting such great artists with the beauty of the area, this is definitely going to be an annual event for me and I’ll be sure to bring heaps of friends!”
Robin Schwartz, CAP Program Director says, “Before 2021, the Art Trail was solely live studio visits. The pandemic gave us the opportunity to rethink how we connect artists with audiences. The added zoom events expanded our audience far beyond those within driving distance and gave more people the opportunity to meet the artists, and gave the artists the opportunity to meet more people interested in their work!”
Those who are on a quest to buy fine art will find art priced from $10 to $8,000 and everything in between. According to Schwartz, “Purchasing art can be an exhilarating experience and connecting with the artist is part of that experience! (And it’s a great time to start thinking about buying holiday presents.)” You don’t need to visit their studios to buy art. Just peruse ArtTrail.com and visit the artists’ websites. Most have worked priced, and many have work available at Etsy or with other online shopping sites.
The Greater Ithaca Art Trail is one of the many programs of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Visit our website at www.ArtsPartner.org
THANK YOU TO OUR ART TRAIL SPONSORS!
We could not have done this event without them!
(Click their images for their websites)