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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.

Check out the coolest contemporary art gallery, one mile from Cooperstown and visit The Art Garage! You'll be thrilled by how color and form can evoke your thoughts and emotions. The Art Garage is Open Saturdays 10am - 1pm and daily by appointment and hosts several exhibitions each season June - September.  

Always refer to the Events tab above to see what special events are going on during your stay.

Cue the Music

Let us entertain and inspire you. Musical theater, opera, folk art, symphonies, live music—all that and more awaits on stage in Cooperstown and Otsego County. From summer events like the famed Glimmerglass Festival to year-round performances at Oneonta’s Orpheus Theatre, join our celebrations of the arts and music below.

Cherry Valley Artworks
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...
Community Arts Network of Oneonta
The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) provides opportunities for local artists to showcase their work in Wilber Mansion. Since 1970, the Arts Council has served communities in the greater...
Cooperstown Art Association
The Cooperstown Art Association is a thriving non-profit art gallery on Main Street that has been a cornerstone of the arts in Cooperstown since its founding in 1928. The CAA offers new exhibits...
Gilbertsville Expressive Movement, Inc. – GEM
Starting as a private patronage in 2013 Gilbertsville Expressive Movement, Inc. – GEM has transformed into a spacious sculpture park with fourteen sculptures on display and open to the public. Four...
The Smithy
Built as a blacksmith's shop in 1786, the oldest building in Cooperstown is now home to three floors of exhibition space that make up the Smithy Gallery. Open each summer May-August, The Smithy...
B-Side Ballroom & Supper Club
The B-Side Ballroom and Supper Club supports downtown Oneonta, New York's vision as a regional destination for arts and entertainment. The space is designed to bring memorable entertainment...
Catskill Choral Society
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.
Catskill Symphony Orchestra
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...

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