171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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171ís Houghton Gallery


171 Cedar Arts Center's Houghton Gallery is one of the area's premier visual arts venues. The gallery presents engaging work by today's artists, primarily from New York State.


Exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks are free of charge. Special lectures and group tours can be arranged. Request to be added to the gallery mailing list or email list by contacting


Gallery hours are typically Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm. Call ahead on the weekend or late weeknights, as the Center's hours can vary due to class schedules.


Current Exhibition:

National Youth Art Month a Program of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

March 1-31, 2017

Reception: March 10, 5-7pm, 155 Cedar Street, Corning

Celebrate National Youth Art Month at 171 Cedar Arts Center in the Drake House Gallery located at 155 Cedar Street in Corning.

Visit with the student artists and view their work during a public reception Friday, March 10, from 5-7pm, with light refreshments.
We are so proud of the work you do - thank you for sharing your passion, and for bringing us joy!

Enjoy artwork created by students in the following local schools:

  • Corning-Painted Post High School, Mrs. Joni Kehoe's students
  • Corning-Painted Post High School, Mrs. Lisa Rossi-Sullivan's students
  • Corning-Painted Post High School (2-D Pieces), Mrs. Birgitt Wolf-King's students
  • Corning-Painted Post Middle School, Ms. Christine Adams' students (half of the work is on display at The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes on Market Street)
  • Corning-Painted Post Middle School, Ms. Chelsea Xidis' students
  • High School Learning Center, Mr. Dave Quackenbush's students


Upcoming Exhibitions:

POP-UP Shop Featuring Bradford Leiby

April 1- 30, 2017

Reception: Stay tuned


Laura Charles: Of Witches and Maidens: Reimagining and celebrating female characters in myth, folklore, and pop-culture.

May 8-June 16, 2017
Reception: May 12, 2016


2017 TBD

50|50 @ 171


Samantha Calkins GAZE: Paintings and Photography

July 31-August 29, 2017
Reception: August 11, 2017


Past Exhibitions:

Memoirs: A Biographical Photography Exhibition

by Emilee Andrews

A tribute to the elderly, featuring images and stories of people aged 70+ throughout the Southern Tier

February 3-24, 2017

Opening Reception: February 3, 5-7pm


West End Gallery Presents: Director's Choice in the Houghton Gallery

December 2, 2016 - January 27, 2017


The Art of Color Paintings by Lucretia West
October 7 - November 26, 2016
Houghton Gallery Opening Reception: October 7, 5-7pm

Drake House, 155 Cedar Street, Corning


Paula DiSanto Bensadoun & Nancy Ridenour - Wing Beats & Flowering Moments

September 9 - 30, 2016

Reception: September 9 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM



The Figure as a Functional Object: A Retrospective of Teapots, Tea Caddies, and Ceramic Sculpture

by Eugenia Frith Meltzer

August 8 - 26, 2016
Reception: August 5 | 5 - 7 PM