Arts & Culture
Art, music and museums - we’ve got it all. As a cultural capital, we invite you to enjoy a live performance, expand your knowledge at a science museum, step back in time at a history museum or appreciate works of art.
There are plenty of ways to experience live music and entertainment – from small, intimate venues to large, outdoor amphitheaters. No matter your style, you'll find something that speaks to you from world-class professional performances to up-and-coming artists. Our list of festivals speak to every interest - from local craft vendors to juried artists and week-long concerts to celebrations of cultures.
Here, museums are full of excitement and entertainment. Space exploration comes within reach at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), imaginative play becomes immersive at the Strong National Museum of Play, history comes to life at the CNY Living History Center, people "fly the friendly skies" at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum and glass transforms in front of your eyes at the Corning Museum of Glass.
They speak to the history of the region, where cult classic films were inspired (It’s A Wonderful Life Museum) and movies came to life with the addition of sound (Cayuga Museum of History & Art). Where people figured out how to freeze moments in time (George Eastman Museum), transport goods along waterways (Erie Canal Museum) and where one of the largest, most vital 17th-century Seneca towns once stood (Ganondagan State Historic Site).
And the buildings themselves are as spectacular as what's inside - just look at the Everson Museum of Art and 1890 House Museum.
Explore all the arts & culture that the Finger Lakes region has to offer – you won’t be able to get enough and then we hope you’ll be coming back for more!