Ithaca’s Gallery Night Returns (Virtually) tomorrow

Gallery Night June logo

Virtual art show will showcase multiple artist exhibits, demonstrations, and more

ITHACA NY, JUNE 4, 2020 — Gallery Night Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company is returning tomorrow to downtown and make its world premiere in a new virtual and social-distancing friendly format.

Tomorrow’s Gallery Night is happening from 5 to 8 pm and will include a series of virtual galleries in 3D, a walking tour where participants can view the latest art pieces on display in storefront and gallery windows. Plus, live entertainment and educational demonstrations from artists from around the community will be broadcast on the Gallery Night Facebook Event Page.

State of the Art Gallery, Handwork, Petrune, Sunny Days of Ithaca, Cat’s Pajamas and Breathe are participating in the virtual event and they will be featuring exhibits curated by a variety of extremely talented local and regional artists including photographer and mixed media artist Jessica Stratton, woodworker Matthew Petti, painter and sculpture Alice Mulback and many more.

A digital Gallery Night guide offering all the details about the artists and their work on display during the event will be available at

“We are thrilled that the Downtown Ithaca Alliance has identified a way for Gallery Night to take place virtually. Supporting the arts has always been extremely important to the Trust Company, and Gallery Night is particularly special because it offers the community the opportunity to experience local art while exploring all that downtown has to offer. Producing this series in a way that will allow folks to participate safely is a true testament to the creativity of local gallery hosts and the DIA,” says Aundre Seals, marketing and community relations officer for Tompkins Trust Company.

“We are enthusiastic about the opportunities hosting Gallery Night using these multiple viewing methods presents to art lovers. The walkable experience mixed with the virtual will allow art enthusiasts from all over the world a chance to see works created from Ithaca’s highly skilled artists,” adds Scott Rougeau, special events director for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, the event’s organizer.

For Gallery Night’s participants’ safety, the DIA advises guests to wear a protective face mask or another type of facial covering while exploring the exhibits, provide plenty of social distancing among your group and be courteous of other individuals or groups viewing the art. For those who are unable to attend tomorrow’s event, you’ll be able to view the exhibits in the storefront windows throughout the month.

For more information about Gallery Night and the new virtual experience, visit



Darlene M. Wilber
Communications Manager
Downtown Ithaca Alliance
(607) 277-8679

ABOUT GALLERY NIGHT ITHACA: Gallery Night Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company, a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of 20 venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time browser.

Gallery Night Ithaca is also made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership.

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN ITHACA ALLIANCE: The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 and charged with the management, promotion, development, and revitalization of the Downtown Ithaca Business Improvement District. For more information, visit