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Outstanding Arts & Music

Whether you're looking to take in a show or a world-class art exhibition during a visit, Cooperstown's offerings across the performing and fine arts span far and wide.

From the internationally renowned Glimmerglass Festival offering opera and musical theater performances throughout the summer season and two performing arts centers in nearby Oneonta, to the permanent and rotating exhibitions at the Fenimore Art Museum, celebrating the best of American art, as well as a number of galleries throughout the region, we guarantee you'll have no problem getting your art on in Cooperstown.

<a href=/attractions/fenimore-art-museum>Fenimore Art Museum</a>
One of the nation's premier art institutions, the Fenimore is home to an exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American...
<a href=/attractions/glimmerglass-festival>Glimmerglass Festival</a>
This internationally acclaimed summer opera festival presents both familiar and rarely performed operas in a magnificent setting overlooking Otsego Lake. Previews, meet-the-performers, tours, picnic...
<a href=/attractions/catskill-choral-society>Catskill Choral Society</a>
More than 80 men and women make up this group dedicated to choral singing. Widely acclaimed concerts, the group presents during the fall and spring seasons.
<a href=/attractions/catskill-conservatory>Catskill Conservatory</a>
Catskill hills have echoed for more than two decades with sounds of classical and contemporary music, thanks to the Catskill Conservatory. The organization, founded 30 years ago by Carleton Clay, its...
<a href=/attractions/catskill-symphony-orchestra>Catskill Symphony Orchestra</a>
Since 1953, The Catskill Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has provided an unparalleled resource to entertain, educate, and inspire audiences of all ages in upstate New York – by presenting a professional...
<a href=/attractions/cherry-valley-artworks>Cherry Valley Artworks</a>
Cherry Valley Artworks presents a varied menu of art-related activities including The Cherry Valley Summer Sculpture Trail, August Concert Series featuring artists from the Glimmerglass Festival, and...
<a href=/attractions/cooperstown-concert-series>Cooperstown Concert Series</a>
Cooperstown Concert Series, now in its 44th season, brings the best in music and performing arts to the Village of Cooperstown and its surroundings. This series presents a diverse schedule, ranging...
<a href=/attractions/cooperstown-summer-music-festival>Cooperstown Summer Music Festival</a>
Concerts this season feature beloved masterworks, like Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, the creative energy and virtuosity of Breath and...
<a href=/attractions/foothills-performing-arts-civic-center>Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center</a>
Nestled in the Catskill mountains, in the highly accessible university city of Oneonta, Foothills Performing Arts Center is a not-for-profit entertainment and civic center that serves the cultural,...
<a href=/attractions/oneonta-concert-association>Oneonta Concert Association</a>
Oneonta Concert Association, the area's oldest concert association, continues to offer area concertgoers world-class programs in chamber music, dance, jazz, and orchestra at an affordable price....
Orpheus Theatre celebrates over 25 years of artistic excellence! Offering three different presentations annually, as well as special events and workshops!
<a href=/attractions/smithy>The Smithy</a>
The Smithy serves as a seasonal gallery, showcasing the work of both contemporary and traditional regional artists. During the summer season, the Smithy draws large crowds to three receptions to open...