Support the Arts & Culture

Supporting Arts & Culture in Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca has long been considered the Arts & Culture epicenter for the greater Ithaca community.  Our fellow art organizations are actively providing virtual art & cultural experiences that entertain and educate our community as we isolate in our homes.  But, they also need your help to stay vital in days, weeks, and months to come.  Take a class, enjoy a virtual performance, and make a donation to your favorite organization.

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Providing weekly listings of local artistic offerings for your artistic pleasure.

Find something artistic this week:

Check out CAP Programs
DONATE to CAP to support the Arts

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The Historic State Theatre of Ithaca


As a not-for-profit organization, the State Theatre must rely on additional financial assistance to meet our annual needs. Generous contributions allow this organization to stabilize its foundation, and will help make The State Theatre a destination for generations of Tompkins County residents and visitors to enjoy for many more years. Tax-deductible gifts from donors also allows us to program our stage with a diverse array of live, engaging performances and enables us to preserve, maintain and improve the functionality and comfort of this Theatre as we remain this community’s center of performing arts activity.

DONATE to the State Theatre
Become a Cinemapolis Member

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As a not-for-profit organization, Cinemapolis relies on additional financial assistance to meet its annual needs and to present you fantastic entertainment. Generous contributions allow this independent film theatre to stabilize its foundation, and will help make it a destination for generations of Tompkins County residents and visitors to enjoy for many more years. 


Cinemapolis Movies On Demand  

Cinemapolis is currently offering a weekly slate of new films for patrons to view at home. We’re collaborating with independent film distributors like Film Movement, Kino Lorber, Magnolia Pictures, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to sell patrons “virtual tickets” for online rentals of current first-run releases.




Cinemapolis Movies At Home

State of the Art Gallery

SOAG Salon Online"

In addition to being open to the public, SoAG artists continue to show work online.

SOAG Salon Online" is a place for our artists to share their new work. It’s one of several of our virtual galleries, and it gives you:

1. Ever changing brand new art posted directly by members of SOAG

2. An ability to comment directly on the pieces that touch you or inspire you

3. An ability to interact directly with each artist by means of comments and to read the artists' own stories about their work

While we greatly look forward to seeing you at the actual gallery, we invite you to visit the SOAG Salon Online to enjoy the art - get to know the artists - ask questions - tell us what you think!

The link is

Kitchen Theatre

Join the Kitchen Theatre Company's The Kitchen Script Club, a virtual play discussion series.

Also check out its FB page for streaming video and to join in their social media campaign, #MyKitchenTheatre.

Join the Kitchen Script Club
DONATE to the Kitchen Theatre

Hangar Theatre

Make a donation now and have double the impact.  An anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation now through May 5th.

Need help hosting a Virtual Event? Let the Hangar Theatre help you.  Provide expertise from setting up the event to helping run the event.  Services vary.

Or, support the Hangar with a $149 Virtual Subscription!

DONATE to the Hangar Theatre
Virtual Event Hosting with the Hangar

The History Center in Tompkins County

The History Center now open!

At this time, the Center will be accepting visitors on a scheduled basis. Visits may be scheduled on its new website and will last 45 minutes. So, make your reservation and come explore it this weekend!.

For guests' safety, staff will sanitize all touched surfaces in the museum between visitor groups. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, and it has sanitation stations located at the entrance and exits to the museum.

Thursday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 10am-3pm
CLOSED Monday-Wednesday

*HOLIDAY UPDATE: The History Center Exhibit Hall will be CLOSED to the public for the holidays from December 21st-January 1st.We plan to resume normal hours beginning Saturday January 2nd.

For additional information, visit

DONATE now to the History Center

Community School of Music & Arts

While the CSMA facilities are currently closed and staff are working remotely, CSMA is offering virtual private instruction with many of the talented faculty artists.

To learn more about virtual private instruction, please email CSMA.

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 44th Season!  Brochures were mailed and the full season is posted on its website calendar. From all of us at the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, we want to thank everyone for their continued support during these challenging times.  Whether online or in-person, we hope to have you join us for a concert again soon.  We want to be there for you, just as you’ve been there for us.


Performance Calendar
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We are Resilient database

We are Resilient is a searchable database of businesses and service providers available during the Corona virus response. This resource is sourced by the City's partners, Ithaca Voice, DIA, Chamber of Commerce and Facebook.

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