Saturday, 17 November 2018

Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop

Classes and Workshops

The Gallery offers a variety of classes and workshops taught by local artists.

*The Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop features small class sizes for highly personalized instruction, so please register early to ensure your participation. Enrollment is first come first served and official upon payment. Registration should be made no later than 48 hours before a class is scheduled to begin. Class enrollment is assessed at this time, and under-enrolled classes will be cancelled.

Also offering All Access Art Classes. These are free classes offered on select dates from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Please call 607-535-2571 to reserve your seat. Class size is limited. This project is made possible with public funds administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and matching funds from donors like you! Show Your Support.



Exhibits and Open Receptions

 The Gallery hosts themed exhibits throughout the year. This is an opportunity for seasoned and novice artists to display their work in professionally and publicly juried exhibits. Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. Receptions often feature a sponsor, a wine tasting, and refreshments. 

New Wings and Shy Dinosaurs: From scientific illustrations to socially conscious, poetic, surreal and/or conceptual renderings, celebrate the habitats, as well as the birds, bees, and insects of the forests, lakes, streams, and marshes of the Finger Lakes Region . This show is open to all two, three, and four dimensional media.


All potential entries will be reviewed from digital images to verify all conditions are met and space is available.

Step 1: Complete the entry form and submit with entry fee by date noted below.

Step 2: Identify images with your name, entry A, B or C. A CD with the entry images may be submitted– save images same as above. (Smith, John_Entry A)

Step 3: Images must be attached to an email sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 21,2018. Please do not embed your images in the text of the email. Image files cannot exceed 2MB. Title of work should appear in the file name. Submit one image for 2-D entries. For sculpture, up to three images may be submitted per entry.

Step 4: In the body of the email: Identify images with your last name, entry A, B or C, title, medium, and dimensions.



April 21, 2018 Entry form, entry fee and digital image(s) due

April 22, 2018 Notification of acceptance

April 29, 2018 Deadline for delivery

May 4, 2018 Opening reception

May 27, 2018 End of exhibit , pick up artwork

About the Gallery

The Arc of Schuyler established the Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop as a community arts center to promote the arts in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, and the surrounding area. The gallery encourages the participation of artists from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and exists to enrich the lives of all citizens in the community.

Artists, Art, and Gifts

The Gallery represents more than 50 Finger Lakes regional artists and authors, including artists with developmental disabilities. The Gallery sells original paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, glass, metal and wood sculptures, greeting cards, books, and great souvenirs from the Finger Lakes region.

How to Help



The Gallery is sustained by grants, fees for art, education programs, commissions on sales, and donations from supporters. Donations alleviate operational costs of the Gallery and its programs. The Gallery is sincerely appreciative of the support it receives to advance its mission.



Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people and support the arts in Schuyler County. Submit a volunteer application.

New Hours for 2018!
S – Closed
M - Open by Appointment
T - Open by Appointment
W – 9:00 – 4:30
TH-12:00 – 4:30
FR – 9:00 – 8:00
SAT- 9:00 – 8:00

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Address: 209 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Phone: 607.535.2571

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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