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Artists Networks of Upstate New York, Inc.

The most comprehensive, fastest-growing directory artists and arts resources in Upstate New York

About Us

Artists Networks of Upstate New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the recognition of artists and crafters in Upstate New York. Our office is at 40 Whitetail Lane, Jay, NY 12941. Our 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status with the IRS is pending.

We began in 2000 with the formation of the Finger Lakes Artists and Crafters Network and the Network's website fingerlakesartists.org. In 2008, we expanded our reach by creating two additional large networks: Artists of the Adirondacks (artdacks.org) and North Country Artists Network (northcountryartists.org). In 2009, we completed our expansion with the additions of the Capital Region Artists Network (capitalartists.org), the Western New York Artists Network (westernnyartists.org), the Leatherstocking Artists Network (leatherstockingartists.org), and the Catskill-Hudson Artists Network (catskill-hudsonartists.org). These seven regions cover all of Upstate New York north of Westchester and Rockland Counties.

It is our intent to provide to a wide Internet audience detailed contact information about Upstate New York artists and artisans. Likewise, we list art studios and retail shops and galleries that include in their offerings the work of area artists. We also list festivals, shows and events, as well as arts councils and other arts-related organizations. Museums and other art exhibit venues are also identified, as are links to tourism sites, and sites or interest to artists and crafters.

Network membership is a de facto result of listing with us. Our network membership is informal, inclusive, and free. There are no strings attached--no meetings, no dues, no obligations other than keeping listings accurate and updated.

We believe that by enhancing recognition of artists, retail art locations, exhibit and fair venues, and arts-related organizations in Upstate New York, we can also help promote tourism, stimulate local economies, and energize regional identities.

Our new websites and interactive database provide artists, shop owners, event coordinators, and organization principals access to the database to list with us and update listings at no cost.

If you are an artist, own a gift shop or gallery that represents local artists; if you belong to an organization that sponsors arts festivals, fairs, or events; or if you are a member of an arts-related organization or exhibit venue, we want to hear from you. Help us help you promote artists and the arts in Upstate New York. Sign up here.


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