December 2: The History Center in Tompkins County


The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

This First Friday Gallery Night will keep its focus on the “Made in Tompkins County” exhibit featuring Heather Lane, the owner of Purity Ice Cream Co., who will be giving a 6:00 pm presentation about her legendary shop. Purity treats will be offered to all who attend!

December 2: State of the Art Gallery


State of the Art Gallery 120 W State St

“December Juried Show,” with feature work in oil, acrylic, pastels, charcoal,  watercolor, mixed media sculpture, interactive sculpture, mosaics with ceramic, stone and glass tiles, linocut, dyed silk painting, computer generated collage, and digital drawing.

Nearly fifty artists from the Fingerlakes and as far as the New York City area are represented. Up to $600 in prize money will be awarded at the opening reception by Rick Pirozzolo, Executive Director of the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 pm.

Reception hours:  5-8pm and show dates are November 30-December 30.

Contact info:  607-277-1626 and

December 2: The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box 301 Taughannock Blvd

Kari Ganoung Ruiz lives in and paints the beautiful an diverse Finger Lakes Region of New York State. She finds that painting outdoors directly from life allows her to represent the essence of a scene.
Kari and her husband Diego live in Interlaken, NY between scenic Cyuga and Seneca Lakes. She is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the New York Plein Air Painters and the Ohio Plein Air Society.

December 2: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn 130 Seneca St

Celebratory Artworks

Day of the Dead
Color Studies

Students from age 6-10 at the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca
have created works art that celebrate the world around them from the great to the very small. Day of the Dead, Color Studies, and Imaginary Animals represent their recent work in various media.

December 2: Benjamin Peters

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Benjamin Peters 120 E State St

Paintings and Ceramics by Gary Bercow

New works by local artist and educator, Gary Bercow will include mixed media gouache paintings, oils on canvas and functional carved/textured ceramic pieces.  Live acoustic music performed by Hannah Law and Abel McSurely Bradshaw.