Cultural Council of Cortland County

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.

Dowd Fine Arts Center

Founded in 1967, the Dowd Gallery presents up to seven exhibitions each year featuring work primarily by nationally and internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and maintains a permanent collection of over 500 objects dating from the 13th through the 21st centuries.  The gallery’s mission is to enrich and intellectually broaden viewers’ notions about the nature of art and to display, interpret, collect and preserve art for the benefit of the SUNY Cortland community and the New York State region.

The Gallery at the Center for the Arts

Established in 2005, the Gallery at the Center has held over 100 exhibits featuring local, regional and nationally known artists. Gallery Hours are 11am – 4pm Monday – Friday and by appointment. Call: 607-749-4900 or email

Frog Pond Folk Art Gallery

Enjoy whimsical metal sculpture, pottery, garden art and furnishings. The Ferro’s of Little York, NY, have been creating art of all mediums, and selling on the road for many years.  Their work has been represented in art galleries, museums and at shows all over the U.S. as well as parts of Europe.


We are changing the world through art. We’re passionate about contemporary art and we share our passion by engaging art lovers through gallery exhibits, curated shows and special events. We are dedicated to promoting art as a way to inspire and enrich our lives, our communities, and the world.

37 Church St. Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: (607) 753-8463


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