Become a Member!
Enjoy the benefits of a 171 Cedar Arts Center membership including discounts on classes and workshops! Join for one year, or for the convenience of ongoing membership, select the Membership Subscription option, which will automatically renew.

If you have a special place in your heart for 171, please consider supporting our mission to enrich our community through the arts with a donation today! Thank you for your generosity.

Members play a crucial role in 171 Cedar Arts Center’s past, present, and future. 171 aims to enrich the community by offering superb, professionally taught classes, a fascinating array of art experiences, and the chance to participate. As a member, you help us fulfill this mission and are a valued and essential part of an organization at the center of the regional arts scene.

Support from loyal patrons through membership is essential, since programming revenue covers less than half of our costs. Your membership ensures that 171 Cedar Arts Center remains a thriving organization in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes region—an area that is renowned for inspiring inclusive arts communities and nurturing progressive and creative individuals.

Your membership enables us to provide important programs that encourage self-expression through participation in the arts, regardless of gender, age, or financial situation.

Whether you wish to immerse yourself in the arts, or dabble with creative ideas every now and then, 171 Cedar Arts Center can spark your imagination—thriving and contagious—right here at home.

Become a Member!
Make a one-time purchase or choose a subscription option that will automatically renew. If you are not quite ready to commit to a membership consider making a donation instead.

Basic Individual & Family Membership Benefits

• Voting privileges at 171 Cedar Arts Center’s spring annual meeting
• Discounted rate on classes and camps (up to 20%)
• Discounted performance tickets
• Member-only invitations and calls for entry
• E-news and advance notification of programs & events

Magnify your membershipGive to our 2019-20 Annual Appeal and make a bigger impact with a generous donation, and, if possible, designate an employer’s matching gift to 171 Cedar Arts Center!  


Join the Muse Circle! Join 171 Cedar Arts Center’s new community giving circle for those donors who contribute $1000 annually or higher, or who have made a legacy gift to 171. In addition to special recognition, Muse Circle Members will have the privilege of attending an annual Muse inspiration celebration, as well as private receptions and free admission to select events.  

A Place for Everyone. A Place to Explore!

Since first opening our doors in 1968, 171 Cedar Arts Center has provided the community with a warm, friendly home in which to explore the arts. Over the years, with the help of our supporters and our outstanding faculty, we have grown into an award-winning organization that provides top-quality programming and instruction. Even with our growth we are proud that we have preserved a distinct, hometown feeling that makes access to the arts comfortable for everyone.

Every year, thousands of people, from toddlers to seniors, explore the arts through classes, lessons, performances, recitals, exhibitions, and much, much more. We invite you to join us. Come to classes in almost every artistic discipline. Wander through one of the ever-changing exhibitions in the Houghton Gallery, or sit down to a performance in the Studio Theater, where artists reach you on a more personal level. Classical to contemporary. Observe or participate. With so many choices on one campus, you can choose what really inspires you.