October 4th,Whitham Planning & Design

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Whitham Planning & Design

1 Bank Court

 Whitham Planning & Design Open House

We are exhibiting new work and celebrating three years at our beautiful downtown location. Graphics from new and ongoing projects will be displayed, including the Carpenter Park, Elmira Downtown Revitalization Initiatives Public Plaza and Park, City Harbor, 50 Front Street, 100 West Water Street, and many more.

Whitham Planning & Design Open House

Date: Friday, October 4th

Time: 5-9pm

Location: 1 Bank Court in downtown Ithaca, located off of Seneca Street, across from the new Tompkins Trust building. Access via Seneca Street, not accessible from the Commons.


October 4th, Breathe

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Breathe  171 E. State St

The Artful Bride: Designing a Dress in a Day

Pristine, Delicate, and Detailed: The Artful Bride is sophisticated, cultured, and confident-She BREATHEs inspiration! On Friday, October 4, 2019 Downtown Ithaca’s newest retailer Gee June Bridal, located in Press Bay Court, will collaborate with Breath on The Commons, to borrow their window and Design A Dress In A Day, using twice loved materials donated by Sew Green to create a fine art inspired wedding gown!

The event begins at 11am on Friday morning! Design inspiration will be presented as Designer and Owner Layne Dann of Gee June Bridal sews a wedding gown from initial sketch through final stitch with help from Scott Dolphin and Stephanie of Breathe!

At 5p a live model will do their hair and makeup in the window! The event ends at 6:15p when the model is dressed in the final gown and adorned in flowers!

Light refreshment will be provided!

Credit Leanne Rose Photography

Model, HMUA Hannah Garrett

*The body of the gown pictured utilized purchased brocade and embroidery from Sew Green.

October 4th, Toko Imports Dewitt Mall

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Toko Imports 215 N. Cayuga St, Dewitt Mall

JayLeigh-Recent Works

“I am a long time Ithaca resident, who grew up in the Adirondack mountains watching Bob Ross on PBS.  The energy that flows through me provides a deeply meditative state.  Meditation, yoga and running, raising a family of all girls help the feminine goddess energy to be expressed into my work. Previous careers as a Veterinary Technician, massage therapist, and Artist all have the same common denominator: LOVE. This series of Mandala paintings harnesses the healing energy and allows the love to be felt, just by being in the presence of the work. ”

October 4th for first Friday, come see the Sacred healing mandala series by JayLeigh.  Original framed acrylic paintings with mixed media bring energy to any space, and having them all together is an experience.  The meditative work and healing energy in the pieces are sure to intrigue.  Refreshments served. Friday October 4 in the Dewitt mall, inside TOKO imports.  www.jayleighart.com

October 4th, The Mink Gallery

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The Mink Gallery, 614 N. Cayuga St

Kick off Ithaca’s annual Art Trail month with a Gallery Night party at The Mink Gallery, 614 North Cayuga Street, a short walk from the Commons, but on a street with plenty of free parking. The gallery will be filled with mid-century modern pops of color and line, as well as moody abstract landscapes small and large.

October 4th,Ink Shop Studio Gallery and CSMA Corridor


Ink Shop Studio Gallery and CSMA Corridor, 330 E.State St

Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku | Contemporary Printmakers and Mid Century Modern Architects

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center will host visiting print makers and architects from Tokyo with an exhibit displaying prints and drawings. This is the first comprehensive show in the USA of printed art from the Printmaking Department of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Fine Art).

This show is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture and made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.

October 4th, Handwork



Handwork, 102 W. State St

Laurin Ramsey-Block printing demonstration 

Join us during October Gallery Night for some wrapping paper block printing with Laurin Ramsey of Liontail Press. We will be using organic materials to print patterns by hand onto paper that you can take home to use as gift wrap.


October 4th, Community School of Music and Arts

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Community School of Music and Arts,330 E. State St

Hilando Fino / Finespun

José Buenaventura González and Paulina Velázquez Solís

A dialogue between traditional and contemporary textile art 

Un diálogo entre obras de arte textil tradicional y contemporáneo 

One medium and two very different artists, both stemming from the deep, complex roots of Latin American culture. Hilando Fino / Finespun brings together the textile works of master weaver and organic dyer José Buenaventura González, an indigenous Zapotec artist from Oaxaca, Mexico, and Mexican-Costa Rican visual artist Paulina Velázquez Solís. Their work engages us in a conversation that explores the human relationship with nature and history, and the interplay of permanence and change in the lived experiences of the artists as individuals and as members of the larger indigenous and mestizo, Mexican and Central American, Latin American and American, globalized communities of which they are part.

Please join us for the opening reception in the gallery from 5-8 PM, presented by the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County and ¡Cultura!

All are also invited to Voices of Freedom 2019, Ithaca City of Asylum’s annual celebration of free expression, starting at 8 PM upstairs in Hamblin Hall. The event will feature artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina, an internationally acclaimed political cartoonist who recently fled Nicaragua with his family.