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.
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
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
50|50 @ 171
Samantha Calkins GAZE: Paintings and Photography
July 31-August 29, 2017
Reception: August 11, 2017
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