Dec 1 – Handmade Holiday Market

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Handmade Holiday Market: A Select Show and Sale by Area Artisans.

Free to attend, from 10am to 5pm. Live music from 1-5

Featuring a tasty cheese and cider pairing featuring Crosswinds Farm & Creamery and Black Diamond Farm. Our vendor lineup also includes:

F. Oliver’s oils and vinegars
David Nelson Photography
Laura Rowley @illuminatedpress books and prints
Iteku Shop home decor, puzzles, and cards
Annie Campbell paintings, prints and memoir
Standra Jewelry Jewelry
Diane Vandelden and brick house pottery
Denise Melito – Holistic Health and Nutrition soaps, sweaters
Cori Vogel local edible gifts
Carol Bloomgarden micrographic prints
Quail Hollow Woodworking, LLC
Know Your Roots creams & salves
Easy Living Hats
Jill Ackerman pottery
Sigrid Pauen up cycled skirts and sweaters

Nov 24 :Delta Sierra Release Show

Delta Sierra

Saturday, November 24 from 8-10
Featuring beverages from Naptime Brewing


Delta Sierra’s songs are unrelenting, heavy and patient with dark introspective lyrics laid bare by raw vocal performances over simple powerful arrangements. They have drawn immediate comparisons to Ditch Trilogy era Neil Young and Magnolia Electric Co, possessing the kinetic energy of a band continually discovering and reinventing themselves.

The Upstate New York rock band is touring in support of their debut full length album Grown-Up Situations and was recorded live to tape by legendary recording engineer Steve Albini. Written and arranged over the winter of 2017, Grown-Up Situations is a song cycle about getting older and trying to stay connected in increasingly turbulent and isolated times. Perhaps nowhere is this burning energy of discovery more present than on lead single “Plain Sight” which was recorded in one take on the second morning of the three day recording session. The song deconstructs the idea of legacy and lays the foundation for many of the themes found on the record.

At the event, the album will be available to purchase on 180 gram vinyl and everyone who attends this special evening will receive a download code for a digital download of the record!

Nov 17 : Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

Saturday Nov 17 from 8-10pm. Tickets available in advance for $16, $18 at the door.

The Juanito Pascual Trio features three highly versatile and dynamic musicians, New York-based percussionist Guillermo Barrón (Jose Feliciano Band, John Benitez) and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created a fresh, exhilarating and constantly evolving sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Their sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco plus influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. The 2014 release “Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio” was included in NPR critic Milo Miles’ Best World Music Albums for that year. They are currently preparing to release a recently recorded 3-song EP in addition to work on a new full length album.  

Since the 2003 release of Juanito’s debut solo recording “Cosas en Comun”, Pascual’s international touring schedule has brought him to venues including the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center, and Blue Note Jazz Club, The Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid’s renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy ‘who’s who’ of top flamenco artists including 2016 tour dates with Jorge Pardo (of Paco de Lucia’s legendary Sextet) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (of Chick Corea’s Band), pianist Danilo Perez (of the Wayne Shorter Qt), percussionist Jamey Haddad (of Paul Simon’s group), virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev, and many others.

Feb 7 – Acoustic Round Robin

Round Robin

First Thursday of the month, from 8:30-10p, downstairs at TCFA

Lynn Wiles will be hosting our open mic gathering at the Trumansburg Conservatory. This is a chance to bring musicians together to share with others, songs that they would like to share, whether it be tunes in the works, completed and polished songs, or tunes to get feedback about, this will be an opportunity to do so in a performance situation. A small PA and a mic set up will be on stage. Two or three songs per performer. 

If you would like to perform, email Number of performers will need to be limited due to time limit. Free to attend or play.

Nov 10 – Zingology – Swing that Zings


Saturday, Nov 10 from 7-10
Dance lesson begins at 6
Tickets $10 at the door

Zingology Combo is an Ithaca, NY based swing and jazz group that specializes in vintage swing from the 1920’s through the 40’s, the golden era of swing. Come see them live at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Trumansburg, NY – a great space, wonderful dance floor, historic location and for a fine cause too.

Tickets include a class in Balboa dancing (swing dance) at 6PM! Live performance starts at 7PM! Come, enjoy the music and dancing!!!

Nov 4 – TOiVO Fall Dance Party

TOiVO web headerTOiVO Fall Dance Party
A benefit for TCFA

Sunday, November 4 from 3-5
$10 donation at the door

All ages are welcome to enjoy music that is good for dancing and good for listening! Bring a partner or come alone! Wallflowers are welcome, too! Enjoy the biggest, best wooden dance floor in the Finger Lakes.

TOiVO will play an eclectic mix of Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Cajun, honky-tonk, European, South American and many original dance tunes. You’ll enjoy waltzes, tangos, two-steps, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots, cheek-to-cheek, hambos, and huapangos.

Find out more about TOiVO at their web site:

Blues Jam at the Conservatory

On the fourth Monday of each month the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host an acoustic blues guitar jam. The first session will be on Monday, October 22nd from 7 – 9 PM. Bill Gregg, long time guitar teacher at TCFA, has presented several blues workshops at the conservatory in recent years. He is inviting guitarists of all levels who are interested in traditional blues to get together and play with others who enjoy this music. The format will be a round robin jam where each player can take a turn leading a song while others join in. For those who don’t feel comfortable in leading, it is perfectly OK to pass and just play along. Other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in too (mandolin, acoustic bass, fiddle, jug etc.) For more information contact Bill Gregg at

November 9: Terry Robb in concert

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is proud to announce Terry Robb, live in concert on Friday, November 9 from 8-10pm.

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A dynamic, unforgettable fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, Terry Robb has redefined acoustic blues guitar with his signature fingerpicking style. Drawing international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers, Robb’s unique blues sound, incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing, and jazz, has made him a legend among blues musicians in his prolific music career spanning four decades.

“It’s the rare guitarist who can whip off a killer 12-bar blues solo, then turn around and fingerpick Travis-style with speed and subtlety. Yet Portland, Oregon, guitarist and singer Terry Robb does just that.” – Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar

Advance tickets are available online HERE for $13, and $15 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most celebrated blues guitarists at the historic Conservatory.

Additionally, Terry will be holding a guitar workshop the following day on Saturday Nov 10 from 2-4 PM for $35 (paid at the door on the day of the workshop) or $30 for concert attendees from the night before.

October 27: Draw-A-Thon from noon to midnight

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A fundraiser to benefit arts education at TCFA, this event is a part of “The Big Draw Festival”, a worldwide drawing event.

Free and open to the public ($10 suggested donation)
With drawing materials provided for all participants, and featuring multiple still lives for all skill levels. Live music from 9pm to midnight. Also available all day are books on drawing, a scientific illustration table, self portrait station, community draw and light refreshments.

This event is made possible with the generous assistance of Finger Lakes ReUse and Up Country Antiques, as well as a grant from Tompkins County Community Arts Partnership.


SESSION 1 / Noon-4PM
Three still lifes: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced (materials provided by Finger Lakes Reuse and Up Country Antiques)
12-1pm Workshop with Anna Pausch “Drawing from the Inside Out”
1-2pm Workshop with Annie Campbell “Letting your Imagination FLY”
2-3pm Workshop with Don Ellis “Computer Graphics & Paint Brushes as Co-workers”

On-going media presentation with Evan Stewart Eisenberg Three new still lifes: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced (materials provided by Finger Lakes ReUse and Up Country Antiques)

Staged figure drawing with two costumed models and live music

October 13: 2018 Annual Fall Invitational Art Show

The Mystery Within web headerThe Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) is very pleased to announce its 34th annual Fall Invitational art show, this year titled “The Mystery Within.” The show takes place in the conservatory from October 13 through Halloween (specific open hours below).

The show opening is Saturday evening, October 13, from 7-9pm.  The show is free and open to the public, and features a performance by musicians Nikolai Ruskin and Dara Anissi of SOUK. 

Encourage your mind to wander a path of possibilities. Delve into the works of the four remarkable artists featured at The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art’s 34th Annual Fall Invitational.

  • Internationally known Philadelphia artist, Treacy Ziegler sets the tone with a selection of her provocative mono prints and bronze sculpture.
  • Joe Radoccia, from the Hudson Valley, adds monumental portraits from his “Becoming Elders” series that celebrates age in the LGBTQ community.
  • Momoko Takeshita Keane’s sumptuous organic clay vessels have competed on the world stage from Kyoto to Washington at our own Smithsonian.
  • Local Ithaca artist John Lyon Paul shares his stunning explorations in color, texture and rhythm in works from his visionary series,”Meditation Shawls”.

Show viewing hours as follows: 

Fridays, October 19 and 26, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 20, 2-7pm
Saturday, October 27 (TCFA Draw-A-Thon) noon-midnight
Sundays, October 21 and 28, noon-6pm
Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween Open house), 5-7:30pm