Urban Arts Crawl

Urban Arts Crawl

The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the burgeoning, unique art scene in historic Downtown Corning, each month presenting distinct artists, exhibitions and cultural experiences. A self-guided, art-centric trail held on the final Friday of each month (September through May), The Crawl includes stops at internationally acclaimed museums, community art centers and independent galleries alike.

Artist talks, demonstrations, exhibition openings, modern dance performances, public art projects, live music, craft beverage tastings and more make The Crawl a truly festive and diverse experience. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or just out to see something different, the Urban Arts Crawl in Corning will spark your creative side.

September Participants

Cap’n Morgan’s Sports Bar and Grill (36 Bridge St.) – Featuring an unveiling of the latest Alley Art Project mural – a special Rockwell Museum 40th Anniversary project and collaboration between acclaimed artist Virgil Ortiz and Corning’s own High School Learning Center Students.

The Rockwell Museum (111 Cedar St.) – Featuring the public opening reception of the museum’s celebratory 40th Anniversary exhibition and special remarks by Kirsty Buchanan, museum curator.

171 Cedar Arts Center (171 Cedar St.) – Featuring an intimate closing reception for “Wing Beats & Flowering Moments,”  an exhibition of work by Paula DiSanto Bensadoun and Nancy Ridenour.

60 East Gallery (60 E. Market St.) – Featuring a “Red, White & Blue Celebration” in observance of the gallery owners’ son’s return from military service.

Exhibit A (22 E. Market St.) – Featuring “Glass Invitational 2016,” a specially curated glass exhibition showcasing pieces by Robert Calafiore and Jennifer Halvorson.

West End Gallery (12 W. Market St.) – Featuring a demonstration by Bridget Bossart van Otterloo. Also enjoy “Nature’s Light,” a collection of work by Bossart van Otterloo, and The Light of the Lakes,new paintings by Brian S. Keeler.

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (52 W. Market St.) – Featuring the return of “Occasional Winds,” a woodwinds quintet consisting of musicians from the OSFL on the oboe, flute, bassoon, clarinet and horn.

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (79 W. Market St.) – Featuring a demonstration by Steve Duprey, who will paint realistic trees using an Autumnal color palette with acrylic on canvas.

Each month, Urban Corning will conclude the evening with a post-crawl social meet-up. Plan to spend the remainder of your evening on Historic Market Street with various social opportunities at local bars and restaurants.

The Urban Arts Crawl is proudly presented by The Rockwell Museum, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and Urban Corning.