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.
“Blending the world of science fiction and functional art has allowed me to find a voice in ceramics. Each Piece utilizes various elements of the ceramic process, using trompe-l’oeil to draw the viewer in closer, enticing them to touch each piece. My purpose is to create functional art that demands to be on the counter, table or shelf opposed to the inside of a cabinet out of view.”
John R Hamilton III was born in Colorado Springs, CO. He attained a BFA in Ceramics and BS in Art Education from Fort Hays state University in 2012. Since graduating, John has taught classes and workshops, and sold work in art fairs and galleries across the US. He currently runs the ceramics program at the Art Students League of Denver and works in his private studio in Colorado.
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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!