Art and Galleries In the Finger Lakes of New York
The beauty of the Finger Lakes region and its extraordinary quality of life attracts many artists and craftsmen to settle and work here. The area is home to numerous fine arts galleries and arts festivals.
Artizanns – Naples
The gallery presents artwork and distinctive gifts created by over 200 of the finest Finger Lakes artisans. On Saturdays and Sundays from May through Labor Day, Artizanns hosts its “Artists in Action–On the Front Porch” demonstration series featuring artists and musicians.
Clothesline Arts Festival – Rochester –
This September festival with over 400 regional artists from 32 New York State counties showing their original artwork is the largest fundraiser for the Memorial Art Center.
Cornhill Arts Festival – Rochester
Held in Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood, the festival features over 400 artists and live music.
Naples Spring Artisan Showcase
Held at the Naples Memorial Town Hall on Main Street in the heart of Naples, NY. This 80+ exhibitor show benefits the Bristol Valley Theater.
Naples Open Studio Trail
Twenty Finger Lakes artists in the Naples area open their home-based studios and galleries to the public the first weekend in October.
Rochester Folk Art Guild/East Hill Gallery – Middlesex
The East Hill Gallery presents work from the Guild craft shops and selected local artists for sale. The Rochester Folk Arts Guild also hosts a craft weekend of workshops and classes each spring and an open house in the fall for touring the craft shops and farm.
Waterfront Arts Festival – Canandaigua –
A juried fine arts and crafts show that takes place in late July in Kershaw Park on the scenic north shore of Canandaigua Lake.
Shopping and Antiquing near Canandaigua, NY
There are a myriad of unique specialty stores for your shopping pleasure
It’s a bit of a drive to MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora, New York, but it’s definitely well worth the trip. Known the world over for its high-end hand-decorated ceramics and furnishings, you can tour the restored Victorian farm house and shop in the on-site shop.
Malls/Outlets near Canandaigua
If you are experiencing mall withdrawal there are several 35 minutes to one hour away.
Eastview Mall – Victor
Marketplace Mall – Henrietta
Premium Outlets Waterloo
Browse the many antique shops and shows for treasures from a bygone era.
BBNP Antiques – Bloomfield
EMP Antiques – Bloomfield
One Potato Two Potato – Bloomfield
Ontario Mall Antiques – Farmington
Peddlers Antiques – Bloomfield
Bloomfield Antiques Show
Cheshire Antiques Show
Penn Yan Antiques Show sponsored by the Yates County Agricultural Society. Yates County Fairgrounds off Rt.14A. 9:30am-3:30pm. For information Katie Carno 315-536-5039. Copies of New York-Pennsylvania Collector are also available in the check-in area so you can find additional shops and shows to explore.
Farm and Crafts Markets
Finger Lakes Organic Farms
Find a multitude of organic farms in the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s “2011 Organic Food Guide.” Copies are available in the check-in office.
Joseph’s Wayside Market
Open air farm market in Naples features annuals and perennials in the spring, local produce in the summer and fall, fresh baked goods, jams, jellies, New York cheeses, maple products, gifts and more. Open last Friday in April to first Sunday in November.
Sugar Bush Hollow Maple Syrup Farm – East Springwater
Maple syrup farm in the Finger Lakes that sells light, medium and dark maple syrups, maple cream, granulated maple sugar, and a variety of other maple products. Events at the sugar house are the New York State Maple Weekends in March and the Springwater Fiddlers Fair and American Crafts Show in September.
Wohlschlegel’s Maple Farm
Located right in Naples, NY, this family run state-of-the-art maple sugarhouse produces maple syrup and maple cream. During the New York Maple Weekend that takes place each year during the last two weekends of March you can tour the sap house and see maple syrup being made.
Windmill Farm & Craft Market – Penn Yan
Over 200 vendors and craftsmen display their wares on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from April 30 to early December. From fresh produce, crafts, antiques, collectibles, leather goods, quilts, clothing, shoes, jewelry, furniture, Amish and Mennonite goods, international cuisine and even chiropractic care, you will find it all here.