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A Collaborative Message of Healing

The past few years have been universally stressful.

Likely, we can all agree that we are in need of healing—both as individuals and as a community. A group of diverse cultural organizations of the Southern Finger Lakes came together early in the pandemic to share information and help one another through numerous existential crises—and we have bonded over what has been an unparalleled experience in our professional lifetimes.

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We believe—individually and collectively—in the power of natural beauty, cultural experiences and the arts. We have always understood what an outlet they can be for reflection and personal expression, for cultural storytelling, and for conveying emotions. Cultural institutions serve important roles as community centers and are a place of respite in challenging times. Although we were deemed “non-essential” for a period of time, we are essential to the next steps in our communal healing process.

We invite you to experience history, art, drama, music and the beauty of the natural world in your community. It is time to come together once again to enjoy the unique shared experiences offered by the arts and cultural attractions in our region. The nine organizations listed below offer something for everyone, and have each worked hard to make sure your experience is as safe as possible. Your local organizations need you – but more importantly, you need the healing power of the arts!

We hope you will consider a visit to a nearby cultural institution to get lost in the moment, find peace, and to feel better. Just feel better.


171 Cedar Arts Center

Arnot Art Museum

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Chemung County Historical Society

Clemens Center


Corning Museum of Glass

Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

The Rockwell Museum

Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum



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