Cortland Arts Connect

Connecting the Arts, Artists and Community

Upcoming Events


Regional Photography Exhibit

Cortland Arts Connect (CAC) sponsors the 12th Annual Regional Photography Show exhibit. The Regional Photography Exhibit is always an extremely popular event and gives Cortland County residents at all levels of experience an opportunity to share their art with other photography enthusiasts. Stop in at the Cortland Library during the month of October to see the exhibit of our local photographers.


  Exhibit at the Cortland Library begins  October 5th,

Reception : 1st Friday, October 14th 5:30 pm,

Awards Announced 6:30 pm

Where Are the Artists

Cortland Arts Connect (CAC) is highlighting the breadth of arts and culture in our area by developing a county-wide Cortland Arts Trail (CAT) that will feature artists, studios (art, dance, music), art installations (murals, statues, etc.), art venues, music venues, galleries and businesses that support the arts. We are implementing a hybrid model for online and in-person map that will identify these locations and contact information. We’re asking for Cortland County artists of all genres to register their information and give permission for listing on the CAT map click below for more information.


First Friday

October 7th
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13th Annual Community Arts Challenge

The “challenge” is to use one’s art to depict or express a specific theme. The artistic theme for the 2022 Arts Challenge is BEND!  Submitted works will be judged on how creatively and skillfully they communicate this theme. Participants are encouraged to think about all the uses and meanings of “bend” when planning their creations.


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McNeil Gallery: August and September "Cortland County a Great Place to Live"

October 7th : 1st Friday

Oct. 14th  Regional Photography Show Reception at Cortland Library Gallery, opens 5:30 pm awards announced 6:30 pm

Call For

Visit our Call for Artists page to learn more about upcoming opportunities.