Opened in May, 2013, Cinch Art Space lives in the historic Cortland Corset Building at 75 East Court Street in Cortland, NY. It is a multi-use venue combining areas dedicated to art and craft studio, teaching, and sales.
The mission of Cinch Art Space is to create a storefront presence where community art connections are made and nurtured, and where regional art can find a sustainable foothold in the local economy. Our goal is to promote local art production by increasing community exposure to those who make it, and we do this by offering classes, events, meeting space, and a permanent sales floor.
Situated between Pomeroy and Pendleton Streets, the 150 year-old Cortland Corset Building is a largely repurposed, historically significant factory building with owners who are committed to incubating artists and who share our goal of establishing an art hub in Cortland. The building currently houses a number of artistic and wellness retail and studio enterprises including photography, yoga, massage, custom tailoring, and fiber arts, and it promises to serve as part of a larger arts corridor connecting the downtown with the Corset Building.
Cinch wishes to nurture a community of people committed to life-long learning and artistic pursuits. We are very interested in hearing from those of you in the region who share our goals and might want to participate in any way. Please contact us with feedback, questions and for more information on how you can become a part of Cinch Art Space.
Tammie Whitson and Tina Minervini