Welcome to One Seventy One Cedar Arts Center!

Founded in 1968, 171 Cedar Arts Center, an Associate Institutional Member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, is a not-for-profit multi-arts community center that presents performances in dance and music, and exhibitions of fine art and crafts, and offers educational programs in visual arts, music, dance, ceramic arts and drama. The Center is committed to providing quality, professional experiences in the arts in a warm and welcoming environment.


171 Cedar Arts Center enhances the quality of life in our community through the arts.

171 Cedar Arts Center enriches the community by offering excellent arts instruction, exhibiting today’s artists, and presenting live performances.

• Artistically-dynamic
• Community-centered for more than 50 years
• Collaborative
• Inclusive of everyone
• Passionate about art’s power and possibilities
• Committed to excellence in all we do
• Appreciative and caring of clients, faculty, artists, and volunteers
• Dedicated to honest, responsive, and responsible management

171 Cedar Arts Center operates out of two historic buildings in Corning, New York. Located between First and Second Streets, with the Bruce House to the south at 171 Cedar Street and the Drake House to the north at 155 Cedar Street.

Bruce House, 171 Cedar Street, Corning
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Closed Saturdays in July and August)

Drake House, 155 Cedar Street, Corning
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Closed Saturdays in July and August)

Closed Sundays

All class offerings may be viewed online.

171’s Houghton Gallery is open six days a week providing a quiet space to discover something new and unexpected. Exhibitions change approximately every 6-8 weeks.

The Studio Theater in the Drake House hosts performances by local theatrical and musical performers and student recitals.

171 offers classes in a variety of art forms – music, dance, visual arts, ceramics, culinary arts, language, and more – for people of all ages and skill levels.

We look forward to seeing you at 171!

For more information please call 607-936-4647.