Clinton, New York: A Village of Art
For a small village in Central New York with just over 1,900 residents, Clinton has a lot going on. And if art is what interests you, you could spend a whole day exploring all the stores selling local art and the galleries featuring local artists. If you like art and are looking for something to do, check out all of these places in Clinton.
1. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College
Located on the beautiful Hamilton College campus, this museum always has an exhibition that is worth seeing. For more about the Wellin Museum of Art, click here.
2. The Kirkland Art Center
There is always something happening at the KAC. There are exhibits, art classes and workshops, concerts and more. For more about the Kirkland Art Center, click here.
3. Artisans' Corner
Conveniently located on College Street, Artisans' Corner is a one-stop shop selling the artwork of dozens of local artists. For more about the Artisans' Corner, click here.
4. Signature 81
Also located on College Street, Signature 81 is a shop that sells one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists.** For more about Signature 81, click here.
5. The Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast/Art Gallery
Located on E. Park Row, The Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast, according to their website, has a gallery featuring local artists. For more about the Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast/Art Gallery, click here.
There are some amazing artists who live and work in the village. A few of the artists have studios/shops you can visit. Clinton Pottery is one of those places. Clinton Pottery sells handcrafted pottery--ranging from mugs to plates and everything in between--made right on site.
Another studio in Clinton is Tarat Studio; it features the work of Tim Rand. If you want to stop by, look for the OPEN sign.
Both Clinton Pottery and Tarat Studio are located on Utica Street just a few houses apart. For more about Clinton Pottery, click here; and, for more about Tarat Studio, click here.
7. The Clinton Art and Music Festival
The Clinton Art and Music Festival is a one-day event that takes place on the Village Green every summer. For more details, click here.
**Disclosure: The author of this blog has artwork at Signature 81.