Destination: Ithaca

large mosaic seen in downtown Ithaca near the Commons

This trip to Ithaca took place in the summer of 2016, it was a weekend getaway with a plan to enjoy the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York. Little did I know that downtown Ithaca would be a hotbed of street art and graffiti, and there would be multiple other arts adventures waiting to be discovered. It was a nice surprise that there was so much more to do that was creative and artistic than what I had ever expected.

Click on any of the post titles below to see individual stories of my arts adventures in Ithaca, NY.

stained glass ceiling at La Tourelle in Ithaca

Broken Glass Bob and the stained glass ceiling at La Tourelle

As I mentioned in a previous post, on our trip to Ithaca we stayed in a hotel and spa called

an arts adventure in Ithaca

Urban decay as art in Ithaca

Somewhere along the line, my art history degree and interest in fine art took a turn, where I started to

collection of books at hotel which are organized by color

Color-coordinated book collection reveals sci-fi art treasure trove

On our recent visit to Ithaca, my wife and I stayed at La Tourelle, a hotel/bistro/spa that resides just a

street art on electric boxes in Ithaca New York

Electrical Box Art in Ithaca

The most-recent trips I’ve taken – to Minneapolis, MN, and Ithaca, NY, both had public art programs where local artists

road repairs with tar that look like a Brice Marden painting

Street art in the streets of Ithaca

I just got back from a three day trip to Ithaca, and was amazed by how much great street art