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.
Rockwell Museum (111 Cedar St.) – Featuring a unique theatrical performance, inspired by Andy Warhol. The subjects of Warhol’s “Cowboys and Indians” series of paintings will appear in human form to speak to you. President Theodore Roosevelt, markswoman Annie Oakley, and movie star John Wayne will introduce themselves in their own words. This performance is an ode to these American heroes by painting a picture of who these people truly are inside and out by not hiding the good, the bad, or the ugly. Also, enjoy a local spirits tasting with Four Fights Distilling.
Exhibit A (22 E. Market St.) – Featuring the opening reception of Robin Whiteman’s “Curious Shadows” in the back gallery, with an artist talk at 7:30pm. Also enjoy Melissa Zarem’s “Mapping The Tantrum,” the main gallery.
West End Gallery (12 W. Market St.) – Featuring an oil painting demonstration by featured artist, Brian Keeler. Keeler is a nationally known artist, from Ithaca, New York. He currently has a one-person exhibit at the gallery titled “Painterly Poetics.”
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (52 W. Market St.) – Featuring the highly anticipated return of the “Washington Street Ambient Collective,” a mix of traditional instruments and electronica, played by members of the orchestra. This is a show not to be missed!
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (79 W. Market St.) – Featuring Art Spy. Put your master spy skills to the test with this fun and interactive challenge, presented by Elmira Little Theatre. If you solve the mystery, you’ll take home a coveted art prize!
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 The Cellar.
The Urban Arts Crawl is proudly presented by The Rockwell Museum, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and Urban Corning.