PHOTOGRAPHY, POTTERY, AND PAINTING: IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LIVCO’S VIBRANT ARTS SCENE THIS WINTER
LivCo’s artistic side is vast. We’ve got it all. Drama, dance, music, film, small stages, big stages, community theaters, local artists, touring artists — if it’s an art form you’re interested in, you can find it somewhere. If your interests lie more toward the visual arts, though, you’re in particular luck. Murals, galleries and artists’ workshops dot the county in droves.
While there’s something magical about LivCo’s many outdoor murals set against the snowfall, winter is the perfect time to also head indoors and visit the county’s art galleries.
Open year-round, there’s no need to time your visit with a special show in order to see what these unique galleries have on offer. As they put local artists front and center, you’ll be able to see the extensive talent that calls LivCo home — and maybe you’ll even be able to experience art in a new, unexpected way as well.
HERE'S WHERE TO GO TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LIVCO’S ART SCENE.
- Community & creativity converge at the Gallery in the Valley
- Pick the perfect gift at Tetamore Photographic
- Tap into the local expertise at The Village Gallery
- Art & history lovers converge at the New Deal Gallery
- Buy a new piece then make your own at Studio Sales Pottery
- Natural beauty takes center stage at Talulah's Fancy
- Music is a medium, too, at Springwater Music Company and Art Gallery
Community & creativity converge at the Gallery in the ValleyBack to Top of List
Located right in downtown Geneseo, a stop by the Gallery in the Valley is convenient. However, you’ll find that, once you step inside the stylish, friendly space, you want to spend far more time here than just a quick drop-by.
Part-gallery, part-shop and part-studio, Gallery in the Valley calls itself a hub for creativity, collaboration and community. Work on display represents a range of mediums and some of LivCo’s finest artistic talent, as residents use their gifts to reflect the beauty of LivCo and beyond.
Even if you’ve visited the Gallery in the Valley before, you’ll likely want to make a return trip to see the rotating artist of the month. If your visit coincides with the first Friday of each month, even better; you’ll be able to attend the gallery’s First Friday Art Party, for mixing, mingling, drinks, live music and more, all surrounded by the fantastic art on display. Stop by and get to know the local artists and art-lovers!
Pick the perfect gift at Tetamore PhotographicBack to Top of List
Find the perfect gift for an art-loving friend or family member — or the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip to LivCo — at Tetamore Photographic. This small gallery in Avon offers a range of local photography, with a mix of framed pieces, canvases, prints and other gifts, for something for every style and budget.
Tap into the local expertise at The Village GalleryBack to Top of List
If you’re in LivCo in November or December, stop by The Village Gallery in Caledonia before it closes for the season. The gallery isn’t just a gallery — it’s also an art library, studio and educational space, with classes and lectures offered throughout the year by the owner, an artist and retired professor of painting.
Art & history lovers converge at the New Deal GalleryBack to Top of List
The New Deal Gallery puts a unique slice of history on display. The gallery, which is situated in a former sanatorium, primarily focuses on displaying works from New Deal-commissioned artists, many whom were from the region or other parts of the state. The artwork reflects the styles of the time, as well as the greater zeitgeist of this era of American history.
Specifically searching out pieces from today’s local artists, preferably pieces you can take home with you? Attend the gallery’s December-long Artful Holidays event, a local artisan sale that not only includes visual arts, but also other works and even artisan food products.
Buy a new piece then make your own at Studio Sales PotteryBack to Top of List
Ever wished that you could channel your own artistic spirit and create a piece of gorgeous pottery to adorn your mantle or dining room table? Well, at Studio Sales Pottery in East Avon, you can. Every month, the studio and gallery offers classes to cover the basics, such as decorating, glazing and firing.
Don’t quite want to get your hands messy? Stop in anyway to shop the beautiful handmade pottery, made by all New York artists, and be sure to check out the historic grounds while you’re there. The gallery is located within a one-room schoolhouse originally built in 1853.
Natural beauty takes center stage at Talulah's FancyBack to Top of List
Talulah’s Fancy Wildflower Farm Studio & Gallery is like no other gallery you’ve ever visited before. The indoor-outdoor studio and gallery takes its inspiration directly from the surrounding wildflower fields, but don’t worry — there’s definitely something blooming here even in the winter, after the flowers outside go dormant. You’ll find lots of artisan products in the gallery, from jewelry to spa products to pottery. Be sure to check the gallery’s calendar, too, for fun, arts-focused workshops.
Music is a medium, too, at Springwater Music Company and Art GalleryBack to Top of List
Can’t decide if you’re more of a music or an art fan? Neither can we — and that’s why we love Springwater Music Company and Art Gallery. In this fun and lively space, you’ll find musical instruments and art for sale and rent (the instruments, not the art), as well as just a cool place to get to know the local artists, no matter your preferred medium.
PLANNING A FAMILY OUTING OR DATE NIGHT?
There are far more ways to interact with art in LivCo once you’ve taken a tour of the area’s galleries.
Sign up for a workshop at Ironwood Studios, where you can explore the fascinating and thrilling world of metal art. As you weld together your one-of-a-kind piece in the studio’s rural, vintage barn, you’ll make memories that are sure to last a lifetime — and you’ll have a memento to take home, too!
Need something a little more kid-friendly and with fewer sparks? Check out the many classes offered at ArtSmart Studios in Geneseo, with something for every age group, for preschoolers all the way up to seniors. Or head to Adventures & Art: Center for Creativity in Caledonia where you’ll discover a variety of classes, workshops, or camps for all ages. Shop a selection of unique handmade gifts, artwork, and products.