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Arts & Culture: The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes

The model steps onto the runway and you feel your breath catch. Her evening gown is stunning; shimmering as she moves.


No one ever wore VHS tape better. Or anything from tea bags to hula hoops. This is ReCouture, the sassy fashion fundraiser sponsored by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and hosted by Corning Museum of Glass each spring. "Designers take nearly a year to plan their outfits," says Executive Director Constance Sullivan-Blum.


The evening raises funds for The ARTS Council's projects and allows designers to make statements about everything from body image to pollution. One year, as a tribute to survivorship, an oncology nurse made a garment from sterile medical supplies.


ReCouture is one example of The ARTS Council's vibrant presence in the region and the collaborations it fosters. Partnership extends to artists themselves, who the Council coaches in obtaining grants, further developing talents. The ARTS Council serves as a centralized calendar, organizing arts events, and assisting with communication, as well as a key partner of Urban Arts Crawl - an art trail held on final Fridays. Crawls include artist demonstrations, tastings, live music and more, making them a truly unique arts experience.


Through these events, The ARTS Council allows us access to our inner artists. Find out more about The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes here!

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