View our exhibition calendar which highlights local and regional artists in solo shows and group invitationals, in addition to annual national juried exhibitions and check out an archive of our exhibition history since we opened in 2013.
Our art resource library houses a collection of over 1,500 books and ranges from historical to contemporary and collectively illuminates the impact of the arts on culture, society, and the human experience.
In addition to visual arts, Main Street Arts also focuses on literary arts and literacy through our bookstore, Sulfur Books. You’ll find new and used books for all ages—adults, young adults, middle readers, and children.
Main Street Arts offers opportunities for artists in invitational thematic or media-specific exhibitions throughout the year.
Our open call for work, a general submission for us to consider your work, is also reviewed twice per year for consideration in upcoming exhibitions. Artists also have opportunities to teach workshops or take part in community events.
In addition to artist opportunities, we also have various opportunities for volunteers to help cultivate a creative community through Main Street Arts!
Main Street Arts is a nonprofit arts organization and art gallery specializing in showcasing contemporary art and fine craft from emerging and established Upstate New York artists. Located in the historic, picturesque village of Clifton Springs, NY, the 3,600-square-foot space has two floors offering exhibitions, workshops, youth programs, and an art resource library.
The Main Street Arts online gallery shop features a unique selection of artwork made by artists living and working in the Finger Lakes region and western New York. Along with artwork that is included in our current exhibition, you can also browse works in ceramic, jewelry, glass, and more.
Art-Write:The Writing Guide for Visual Artists has a single intention: To teach artists how to write about their own artwork. This concise and current career resource is filled with achievable advice on how to write for art promotion and sales. The book offers a step-by-step approach to create a professional artist statement, with thinking and writing exercises to ease the process and develop authentic and clear content.
Opportunities in the art world often begin with the artist’s own writing; for exhibitions, funding, press releases and email inquiry letters. Art-Write offers comprehensive direction to artists who want to enhance their visual work with effective language. Author Vicki Krohn Amorose combines the sensibility of an artist with the practicality of a copywriter, offering an understanding of her readers along with generous wit and encouragement.
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Closed 7/28 through 8/3:
We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!