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On December 3, 2019 #GivingTuesday we are launching a year-end fundraising campaign to support and advance our mission. Since 1983 TCFA has provided dance, music and visual arts education and performances to Trumansburg and the surrounding community. You can help support TCFA by making a tax deductible contribution by clicking the logo above. Thank you for helping to keep the Conservatory the heart of the arts.

Handmade Holiday Market
A Select Show and Sale by Area Artisans

Saturday, December 7 from 10am-5pm

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Free to attend. Live music from 1-5. Come and find your next treasure and gifts for everyone on your list! Cider tastings with Black Diamond Cider and oil tastings with F. Oliver oils. Featuring local art, wearables, crafts, and foods.

Happening on the same day as Winterfest in the village of Trumansburg

Featuring products by the following vendors:
F. Oliver’s Oils
The Bee & The Buffalo – greeting cards, illustrations, wrapping paper, silk screened tea towels, wreaths and other holiday botanicals
JillyMakesPots – Handmade functional pottery
Annie Campbell – Painter/Writer
Brick House Pottery – Ceramics; functional and decorative
Cori Vogel – Local food gifts
Annemiek Haralson – Eco-printed silk scarfs, glass jewelry, small paintings, cards
Standra – Hand crafted artisan jewelry
Know Your Roots – Herbal products: creams, salves, tinctures, herbal honey.
Black Diamond Farm & Cider
CeCe&LuLu – Up-cycled sweater mittens and soap
Wood Owl Original Designs
Fiddlesticks Tea
Cayuga Arts Collective


SOUK – Traditional Turkish 

Saturday, December 14 from 7-9pm

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Tickets available HERE for $12 / $15 at the door

SOUK performs traditional Arabic and Turkish instrumental music, with focus on Maqam and Iqa, the scales and rhythms that define these traditions. They create an atmosphere that ranges from relaxing background music to exciting dance music, and share the sound of the Middle East in a way that listeners from all walks of life can connect with. Nikolai Ruskin plays Oud and Nay, with Dara Annissi and Jesse Koennecke on darbuka and riq. Souk was formed in October, 2010 by Nikolai Ruskin with fellow musicians who have been performing together for nearly twenty years.


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Advance tickets $15 online HERE / $18 at the door

The Conservatory is proud to welcome Hiroya Tsukamoto back to Trumansburg. Hiroya is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music, and takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace. Tsukamoto’s repertoire will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions. Get your tickets early!

JUST ADDED: Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Hiroya Tsukamoto

Saturday, January 25 from 3:30-5pm
Advance tickets $30 online HERE 

One-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques (playing with the fingers in place of a pick), including chords and basic theory.

In this workshop Hiroya will cover how to practice on a daily basis to improve your skills. He breaks down different elements of music such as tone and rhythm and explains how to apply them to a regular daily practice routine.

Past Events

Dance All Night: with The Highwoods String Band

Saturday, November 16 from 7-9pm

Highwoods.SouthStreetTCFA is proud to present this documentary film by Larry Edelman. Following the screening will be a special performance by The Original Fat City Stringband; Mac Benford, Walt Koken, and Bob Potts, with special guest, Jennifer Cleland. Tickets available for $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Conservatory.

Protest Banner Workshop


Join TCFA for a free, banner-making workshop on Thursday, November 14 from 10am-1pm, led by Aram Han Sifuentes. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. There are no fees for this workshop, and all materials for the banners are provided, but registration is required. Register here:


During the workshop, participants will learn how to create their own banner to share their voices and experiences and contribute to the growing library of handmade banners. Participants will learn how to cut and attach letters to cloth to create protest banners.

Aram Han Sifuentes’s Protest Banner Lending Library is on view and banners are available for loan as part of the Johnson Museum’s current special exhibition, how the light gets in, through December 8, 2019.


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This years show features works by William Benson, Erin Burley, Jennifer Hannaford, Rob Licht, and Fernanda Medina.

Additional open gallery hours:

  • Fridays November 8 & 15 | 2-7pm
  • Sunday November 3 | 12-3pm
  • Saturday November 9 | 2-6pm
  • Sunday November 10 | 12-6pm
  • Thursday November 14 | 10am-1pm

We’re offering new art classes!
Check out our youth programs and adult classes!

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Phone: 607-387-5939

Street Address
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
5 McLallen St.
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Office Hours
Mark Costa – Managing Director
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm

Mailing Address
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 1053
Trumansburg, NY 14886

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