Arts, Entertainment & Wineries
Canandaigua enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a growing area arts center. It is home to the MAC Performing Arts Center, a major regional performance facility, now being expanded, which provides a primary setting for performances by world class talent, some of which comes from our own backyard.
The Canandaigua public schools historically have offered consistently remarkable music and arts programs. This past year, the community provided the support and funding to assure the incorporation of a campus of the renowned Hochstein School of Music & Dance within Canandaigua Academy. Our performing arts catalog grew this year with the arrival of the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival, and Canandaigua’s Downtown enjoys regular summertime concerts in the brand new Main Street park, The Commons. We also play host to several seasonal arts and crafts shows.
Canandaigua houses and supports All Things Art, a nonprofit association that develops, supports, and allows local artists to share their talents with the community, while Canandaigua area art galleries, many of whom are on or near Main Street, are growing in number and quality, organizing to display their works to an ever-expanding audience.
Our many entertainment venues continue to grow: residents and visitors alike are entertained by driving the spectacular countryside in any season, especially in the fall. With fast-growing interest in Finger Lakes area wines, we take advantage of the many opportunities to visit our wineries and tasting rooms and enjoy the remarkable wine offerings in a scenic and comfortable setting. Our area is also very excited about this year’s arrival of the New York State Wine and Culinary Center.
For the whole family, arts and entertainment opportunities are everywhere around us, in great variety and number…and often just down the street or around the corner.