Open gallery hours will be on Fridays from 10-3 and Sundays from 1-5 starting on Friday Feb 28 through the end of the show on April 4.

Join us as we welcome the first Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators member show at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. This show will feature diverse works from group members in a variety of media.

Additionally, TCFA will be offering an opportunity to meet and sketch with the artists of the guild on Sunday March 22, 2pm to 4pm. This will also be a free event and an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Guild and its work in scientific illustration.

The exhibit and the “Sketch with the Artists” event is co- sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Education Fund and the GNSI-Finger Lakes Chapter.

TOiVO Spring 2020 v2Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00-6:00 pm (waltz/dance instruction 3:00 – 4:00, music for dancing 4:00 – 6:00). Suggested Donation: $10

Featuring the traditional Finger Lakes dance music of TOiVO, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Conservatory

Spring Ahead Dance-Party Fundraiser for Trumansburg Conservatory, music by TOiVO, with waltz and polka dance instruction by Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson. This fun event will take place in the TCFA auditorium on the biggest, best wooden dance floor in the Finger Lakes. All ages are welcome to enjoy music that is good for dancing and good for listening! Refreshments will be available. Bring a partner or come alone! Wallflowers are welcome, too!

Dance instructors Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson will offer introductory waltz/polka instruction before the dance party beginning at 3:00pm, with TOiVO on tap from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Find out more about Rick and Carols instruction at www.exploradance.com

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The St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Irish Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 14th beginning at 6:30PM.

This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians, Three Stone Fire with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio.

Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed.  Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments all to benefit TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door.

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Advance tickets now available for Antoine Dufour (4/4) and Pierre Bensusan (4/22)!


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Well-known Trumansburg builder/carpenter Peter Cooke has come up with “The Plaque Project” as a fundraiser for TCFA. Village and area residents can order a date plaque for their homes (minimum donation: $25) and the money will go to the conservatory. Orders may be placed thru Betsy Douglas, via phone (413-801-6522) or e-mail: OrderPlaques @gmail.com. You can read more details and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before ordering HERE.

Past Events

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Saturday, January 25 from 7-9pm
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!

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.

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

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Phone: 607-387-5939

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Trumansburg, NY 14886

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