Sunday, May 18, 2008

Based along the Erie Canal Heritage Corridor of upstate New York, Canaltown Studios & Art Trails works to promote and present the extraordinary arts, crafts and cultural diversity found in all of its communities, actively linking these experiences to the New York State Canalway system. Community strategies will be developed to enhance our region's role nationally and internationally as a cultural heritage resource.

Our goal is to effectively expand the economic impact provided by arts and culture to the tourism industry. Communities offer an abundance of activities through museums, galleries, theaters and the performing arts, including wineries, eating establishments as well as artist studios. Collectively, the trail serves as a support system for cultural and economic development, providing trails, tours and adventures through initiatives that focus on bonding visitors with arts, culture, people and places.