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CANO's Mission

promote the arts,

support artists,

engage the community

Since 1970, the Community Arts Network of Oneonta (formerly UCCCA) has served communities in the greater Oneonta region by creating a cultural, educational, social, and economic environment in which the arts can flourish. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides or facilitates artistic presentations to thousands of people in the region. This includes exhibitions, concerts, classes, and more. All of our events are open to the public and most are free to attend.


  Featured Programs & Events Community Arts Network of Oneonta

  • Monthly Art Exhibitions – in the Kubiak, Hathaway, and FC Galleries at the Wilber Mansion, featuring work by regional & national contemporary and emerging artists

  • Monthly Writers Salons – featuring readings from published authors 

  • Chili Bowl Cook-Off & Fundraiser – a culinary challenge for amateur and professional chefs, and a creative showcase for area potters, artists, and bowl-decorating enthusiasts.

  • Quilt Show – hand quilted designs by Susquehanna Valley Quilters are shown annually in our galleries

  • Live Music - throughout the year, CANO features live music by local and regional performers

  • Student Show – Hartwick College & SUNY Oneonta join forces to curate this exhibit 

  • Members' Show – March exhibition featuring the artwork of CANO’s members.

  • Mansion Show – a themed juried exhibition open to all artists.

  • Art in Bloom – juried exhibit of floral designs by the Oneonta Garden Club, showcasing their interpretation of artwork from the Mansion Show.

  • City of the Hills Festival – an art & music festival celebrating downtown Oneonta, featuring work by 50 regional artists, a full day of music, dance, literary readings, community art & children’s activities, and more!

  • Art Education – classes for children & adults at CANO Art Studio

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is core to CANO's mission of supporting artists and educating the community. By giving the diverse voices in our region a safe space to openly express themselves, we have created a dialogue with our members, and the greater area, that encourages listening, understanding and learning from others' experiences. We denounce racism, intolerance and exclusion. Instead, we are committed to a path of exploring how to better incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in our day-to-day operations and overall vision.

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