The Arts District

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The Arts District

An arts district is forming just south and west of The Stanley on Genesee Street where you can find museums, arts schools along with quaint small businesses and cafes that cater to artists who have flocked to the area in recent years.

Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute

Founded in 1919, MWPAI continues to evolve while maintaining traditions of fine art and culture. The Museum of Art features a renowned permanent collection, fascinating exhibitions and education for all ages in an International-style gallery building designed by world famous architect Philip Johnson and also in Fountain Elms, a superb Victorian-era Italianate mansion. The Performing Arts Division presents world famous soloists and ensembles, rising stars, recitals with commentary, cinema, family programs, outdoor festival concerts, special events, and educational activities. The School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program in association with Pratt Institute and community art education for adults, teens and children.

Sculpture Space

Sculpture Space is unique in North America for its support of sculptors, both those who come to Utica, New York, as residency participants and those who continue after their residencies as working artists. The organization selects 20 artists each year for two-month residencies and has helped to advance the careers of more than 500 national and international artists since 1976. A non-profit organization with a 35-year record of success, Sculpture Space also offers the public a valuable opportunity to meet innovative artists and to learn about contemporary sculpture. It promotes interaction between national and international visiting artists and the local community throughout Utica and the surrounding region.

Utica Public Library

Utica Public Library is a historic library building located in Utica in Oneida County, New York . It is a rectangular five story Neoclassical style structure, constructed of New Haven brick on a limeston foundation. It features a central   pedimented pavilion with Corinthan order  columns. It was designed in 1903 by Arthur C. Jackson of Carrere and Hastings. The mission of the library to is develop the resources that enable it to serve as a source of information for the community. 

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