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), from 5-8pm, The Crawl includes stops at internationally acclaimed museums, community art centers and independent galleries alike. The event, and each of the participating venues, is free and open to the public.
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.
171 Cedar Arts Center (171 Cedar St.) – Featuring a demonstration and artist talk with Laura Charles in the Houghton Gallery. Attendees will enjoy food and beverages and a special social sketch. Supplies will be provided for those who’d like to spend some time creating their own work between 5-7pm.
Rockwell Museum (111 Cedar St.) – Featuring a special dance performance by Sharing Space Dance Collective. Throughout the night, dancers will strive to create art and conversation through movement. The group will perform three numbers and repeat the performance throughout the evening – starting at 5:45, 6:45, and 7:45 pm.
West End Gallery (12 W. Market St.) – Featuring an artist demonstration with Rebecca Finch. Also enjoy “A Touch Of Glass,” a special showcase featuring works of glass and the fire-arts by 20 regional artists.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (52 W. Market St.) – Featuring a performance by the Cayuga Brass Quintet at the OSFL Office & Performing Arts Center. The Cayuga Brass Quintet consists of Kimberly Smith, Trumpet; David Baird, Trumpet; Duane Smith, Trombone; Dave Unland, Tuba; and Elizabeth Bjarning on French Horn.
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (79 W. Market St.) – Featuring “live art,” with Jennifer Sekella. What if O’Keeffe’s poppies were to come to life? Or Monet’s magical impressionistic world spoke to you? By using face and body paint, along with collaborations by stylists and assistants, you will be able to see 4 people transformed into famous works of art, “meet” them, and get your photo taken with them, too!
Each month, Urban Corning will conclude the evening with a post-crawl social meet-up. This month, join us for a casual evening of drinks at Hand + Foot.
The Urban Arts Crawl is proudly presented by The Rockwell Museum, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and Urban Corning.