Culture comes in many forms: an exhibit at an art gallery, a piano performance, or a competition where community members contribute their own artwork. And thanks to the Cultural Council of Cortland County, each of these activities and many more are possible right here in our hometown.
Every year, the Cultural Council makes possible a number of different events. From the popular Arts and Wine festival every August, to First Fridays, where the public is invited to celebrate the variety of artistic talent in Cortland one night out each month, to bus trips around the East Coast, there’s culture everywhere.
Ever wandered into the Beard Gallery in downtown Cortland to check out a photography exhibit? Ever munched on cookies and sipped wine on a Friday night while perusing a sculptor’s latest works? How about try your own hand at making pottery, a watercolor, or even a poem for the Community Arts Challenge? The Cultural Council is behind all of these experiences, too.
The Cultural Council makes it possible for the public to enjoy and access art and music, and celebrates those who make our region’s creative scene thrive.

Open Monday 5:30-7:30pm and Tuesday to Friday 9 -12