Arts & Culture

Ithaca is known for its eclectic mix of people and the arts & culture scene is just as diverse! Whether you enjoy wandering through art galleries and seeing the masterpieces of local artists or sitting down in a theater and catching a play or other live performance, Ithaca’s got what you are looking for. And the art galleries aren’t just found inside buildings; stroll through Downtown Ithaca and immerse yourself in fabulous street art, including building murals, statues, and unique sculptures that we’ll leave up to you to interpret!

Prized Venues

The State Theatre of Ithaca has been a staple in Tompkins County for decades, offering incredible concerts and shows for locals and visitors alike. Many notable names have graced the stage at the State Theatre over the years and you can always expect a great show here.

In terms of art, there may be no better place to discover diverse cultures than the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, located on the Cornell University Campus. From drawings and decorative art, to photography and video, the Johnson Museum of Art has something for everyone to enjoy.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and discover the amazing arts & culture of Ithaca during your next visit to our beautiful area!