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 Opening 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. View our 2016 Exhibit Calendar and mark your calendars!
Call to Artist
Wild or Tame entries will celebrate the animal kingdom from mammals and sea life to amphibians and insects. The exhibit is open to all mediums. Wild or Tame will be a judged exhibit with ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Honorable Mention’ awardees receiving a cash prize in both categories. Entry information, entry fee and digital image(s) are due by Saturday, January 21, 2017. Click HERE for entry form and details.
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.
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.
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.
Monday: By Chance or Appointment| Tuesday: By Chance or Appointment | Wednesday: 12 - 6 PM | Thursday: 12 -6 PM| Friday: 12 - 6 PM | Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM | Sunday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Monday: By Chance or Appointment| Tuesday: By Chance or Appointment | Wednesday: 12 - 5 PM | Thursday: 12 - 5 PM| Friday: 12 - 6 PM | Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM | Sunday:By appointment
Address: 209 N.Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891