5 Places to Nourish Your Inner Artist

Photo Credit: Fenimore Art Museum

The Smithy Gallery

Visit Cooperstown’s oldest standing building, once a black smith shop, now a stunning art studio. On view now through Labor Day Weekend, check out the exhibit titled “The Truth”. This show incorporates works from both guest & member artists on all 3 floors, works include ceramics, photography, multi-media and oil paintings.

Want to get hands on with your art? The Smithy offers year-round class. Find out more here!


The Art Garage

Experience this unique contemporary art gallery that lies just on the outskirts of Village of Cooperstown. Currently on display until August 22 is an original and distinctive exhibit titled SPLASH by artists Megan Adams Irving and Steph Marcus. The gallery is Saturdays 10AM-1PM and daily by appointment or happenstance. Call (607) 547-5327.


The Fenimore Art Museum’s Art By The Lake

The 11th Annual Art By The Lake event at the Fenimore Art Museum will take place on August 11th 2018. This event showcases outstanding painters, photographers, and sculptors selling their work. It also features artist demonstrations, great food, live music, plus great beer – all with the backdrop of picturesque Otsego Lake.

While you are there, be sure to check out all of the great exhibits on display inside the Fenimore Art Museum. Get your tickets now!


Cooperstown Art Association

This distinctive gallery lies within Cooperstown’s Village Hall. On display at the Cooperstown Art Association is the 83rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition. This comprehensive multi-media show includes works from artists all over the country. The show closes August 17th.

Looking to purchase a unique gift made by a local artisan? Visit the CAA’s Gallery Shop, it is open year round.


Arkell Museum

Just to the North of Cooperstown in the historic village of Canajoharie is the Arkell Museum. This one of a kind museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History. Currently on display from their collection are portraits and landscape, fine art animals Beech-Nut animals and more.