Event Locations

Many Thanks to Our Venue Partners

Buffalo Street Books

215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850 / Located in the Dewitt Mall / Entrance on Buffalo Street / www.buffalostreetbooks.com

Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca’s indie co-op bookstore, located in the historic Dewitt Mall in downtown Ithaca. As a cooperative business created by and for our community, our primary purpose is not to create profit for one individual but to serve our members and customers. We do so by offering a welcoming environment, a diverse and eclectic selection, and programming that reaches every corner of our community. Buffalo Street Books is reimagining the ways an indie bookstore can serve its community.

CAP Artspace

110 N. Tioga Street, on the Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850 /in the Tompkins Center for History and Culture / ArtsPartner.org/ArtSpace

The CAP ArtSpace is located in the historic “Tompkins Center for History and Culture” on the Ithaca Commons, also home to the History Center and Downtown Visitor Center. The Artspace features monthly exhibits by local artists and is a program of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County (of which Spring Writes is also a program!)

Community School of Music and Arts

330 E. MLK J/State St., Ithaca, NY 14850 , Third Floor (Enter main lobby and see sign pointing to elevator) / csma-ithaca.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) provides year-round, multi-arts instruction to adults and children, and presents performances and public events in its downtown Ithaca facility. But above all, CSMA is a dynamic community space for artists, community members and educators to explore ideas, artistic expression and creativity together. Martha Hamblin Hall is a spectacular 2,700-square-foot, performance space with a two-story ceiling, original ornate chandeliers, preserved oak paneling, high arched windows, and banquette seating.

Deep Dive

From the same band of lively creatives that brought you Ithaca Night Bazaar, The Fingerlakes Thaw Festival, and Sparks and Embers, comes the rebirth of the historic waterfront venue at 415 Old Taughannock Boulevard. Deep Dive’s mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for artists, patrons, and staff, a neighborhood joint for all walks of people showcasing a calendar of top-class, unique, and inspiring musicians and performers.

The Downstairs

The Downstairs is a draft bar, meeting hall, and venue in the heart of downtown open to the public. (NOTE: The Downstairs is not wheelchair accessible. There are ten steps down to the venue.) 

Ithaca Print Commons

Ithaca Print Commons is a Risograph Studio offering workshops, exhibitions, print and design services, and more. Its mission is to propagate a thriving community studio, a generative resource for the community to make work and connections, learn and share skills, and make connections!

Lot 10

Ithaca’s home for live music, entertainment, unique signature cocktails

Tompkins County Public Library

NOTE: The Open Mic event is in the Ezra Cornell Reading Room (enter then go straight ahead) / Other events are in the Borg Warner Room (enter and head left, near the bathrooms)

Tompkins County Public Library strives to meet and celebrate the aspirations of our community. We foster opportunities for people of all ages to discover, connect, and create throughout Tompkins County. 

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