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Visits to Downtown Syracuse are Always Eventful!

Join the 5.1 million people who enjoy the high-quality arts and entertainment experiences that only Downtown Syracuse can deliver.  The visitor experience promises a spectacular line-up of Broadway-caliber theater performances, museum exhibits, riveting live music, sporting events, and much more. With a host of shopping, dining and nightlife options to bookend the event experience, Downtown is Instagrammable!

 
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Downtown Committee Signature Events

 
Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks
 
 
Spring Progress Breakfast
 
 
Earth Day Cleanup
 
 
DC Annual Meeting
 
 
Downtown Farmers Market
 
 
Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
 
 
Downtown Living Tour
 
 
Fall Progress Breakfast
 
 
Holidays in Downtown Syracuse
 

Recurring Events

8/12/2022 (Multi-time)
Summer Art Camp
Runs 7/18/2022 - 8/12/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Summer Art Camp

Discover
Explore
Create!

Ages 5-12, Campers are grouped by age 5-7 and 8-12 in each session.

Week 1: July 18–22
Week 2: July 25–29
Week 3: August 1–5
Week 4: August 8–12

Half Day Camp
Morning Session: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00–4:00pm
$120 Members | $150 Non-Members

Full Day Camp
9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8-12 only)
$244 Members | $305 Non-Members

About Everson Summer Art Camp

The 2022 Everson Summer Art Camp is an immersive program that offers campers a chance to dive into an array of artistic mediums and disciplines while making friends and having fun! Students will take classes in ceramics, mural making, improv, entrepreneurship, and more! Campers will also explore the Everson Museum of Art’s exhibitions and incredible collection of artworks inspiring them to make art of their own. Our talented and creative teachers will facilitate fantastic projects that involve guest artists, outdoor activities, and a chance to display their work at the City Market and Food Truck Fridays! These unique experiences and artistic explorations will develop camper’s critical thinking skills, communication, and appreciation for arts.

Date8/12/2022
Multiple Times

Half Day Camp
Morning Session: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00–4:00pm

Full Day Camp
9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8-12 only)

Runs7/18/2022 - 8/12/2022
CostHalf Day: $120 Members | $150 Non-Members , Full Day: $244 Members | $305 Non-Members
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/12/2022 (All day)
Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection
Runs 3/12/2022 - 10/02/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection

On View March 12—October 2, 2022

Louise Rosenfield is among the most avid pottery collectors in the United States. Over the past thirty years, she has amassed a collection of more than 4,000 pieces of functional pottery from artists across the globe. Her ambition for her collection has always been clear—instead of donating work to a museum, she would rather donate it to a restaurant, where patrons could enjoy the work as originally intended.

Curious Vessels is a celebration of both Rosenfield’s eclectic taste and her unrivaled generosity. Museum visitors will be able to touch many of the pieces in this exhibition while watching videos of Rosenfield and notable potters from the collection pointing out details of the work. After viewing the exhibition, viewers are invited to become participants and collaborators by eating a meal in the Everson’s innovative new café, Louise, which is entirely stocked with functional vessels from the Rosenfield Collection.

Brooks Oliver, Squiggle, 2015, Porcelain, 8 x 16 x 16 inches, Courtesy of the Rosenfield Collection

Date/Time8/12/2022 (All day)
Runs3/12/2022 - 10/02/2022
Cost$8 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Free Children 12 and Under
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/12/2022 (All day)
Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Opens to the Public
Runs 4/30/2022 - 8/21/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Sekou Cooke: 15-81 Opens to the Public

On View April 30–August 21, 2022

15-81 presents architect and urban designer Sekou Cooke’s project We Outchea: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space alongside documents relating to the 15th Ward in Syracuse, New York. Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021 as part of their exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, We Outchea focuses on the legacy of placement and displacement of Black residents in Syracuse and considers various events in the city’s history—the razing of the historic 15th Ward, the building of multiple public housing projects, and the construction of Interstate-81—while simultaneously critiquing recent proposals to replace low-income communities with mixed-income housing. By contextualizing the We Outchea project with photographs and ephemera that tell the story of the once vibrant 15th Ward, Cooke points to a post I-81 Syracuse future of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Visit everson.org/exhibitions to learn more.

We Outcha: Hip-Hop Fabrications and Public Space, 2021
9 digital and screenprints on paper, 13 x 13 inches each
Courtesy of the artist

Date/Time8/12/2022 (All day)
Runs4/30/2022 - 8/21/2022
CostMuseum Admission: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Free Military and Kids Under 12
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/12/2022 (All day)
Sharif Bey: Facets
Runs 4/30/2022 - 8/14/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Sharif Bey: Facets

On View April 30—August 14, 2022

Over the past two decades, artist and educator Sharif Bey (b. 1974) has created a body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Since accepting a teaching position at Syracuse University in 2009, he has become a vital part of Syracuse’s social fabric. Coming on the heels of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised, the Everson presents a survey of Bey’s work, starting with the functional pottery that has served as a touchstone throughout his career, and continuing through his most recent body of large-scale figurative sculptures in clay.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Sharif Bey, Star Child Series #3, Earthenware/Mixed Media, 32 x 11 x 11 inches

Date/Time8/12/2022 (All day)
Runs4/30/2022 - 8/14/2022
Cost$8 Adults, $6 Students & Seniors, Free Children Under 12
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/12/2022 (All day)
Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream
Runs 4/21/2022 - 8/21/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Kite & Devin Ronneberg: Fever Dream

April 21—August 21, 2022

Museum Admission

Fever Dream is an interactive multimedia installation by Kite, an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer, and Devin Ronneberg, a multidisciplinary artist of Kanaka Maoli/Okinawan descent working primarily in sculpture, sound, image-making, and computational media. The work brings together their mutual interests in the implications of emergent technologies and artificial intelligence, information control and collection, Indigenous ontologies, and bodily interfaces. In response to the audience’s proximity in the gallery, a large projection flips between channels algorithmically tuned in to scraped footage of conspiracy theories, paranormal and extraterrestrial sightings, and recent news broadcasts. The work plumbs the depths of the settler-colonial psyche and the ways in which settler conspiracies are often founded on a denial of Indigenous agency, such as the belief that “ancient aliens” are responsible for the building of Indigenous earthworks and monuments.

Date/Time8/12/2022 (All day)
Runs4/21/2022 - 8/21/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/12/2022 11:00 AM
Food Truck + Music Fridays
Runs 5/06/2022 - 8/26/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Food Truck + Music Fridays

Fridays, May–August, 11:00am–2:00pm
Live Music, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Stop by the Everson Community Plaza each Friday during the summer to enjoy food truck fare, live music, and art! In partnership with the Syracuse Food Truck Association.

Date/Time8/12/2022 11:00 AM
Runs5/06/2022 - 8/26/2022
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/13/2022 (All day)
Helene Starr: Organic Unfolding
Runs 8/13/2022 - 9/25/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Helene Starr: Organic Unfolding

On view August 13—September 25, 2022

Over the past four decades, artist Helene Starr has built a significant body of work around the act of draping clay slabs into soft crenelated forms that evoke fiber, flesh, and the natural world. Organic Unfolding marks a return to her work that utilizes curving steel forms that let her array her forms in lyrical three-dimensional compositions.

Starr is one of the artists selected as part of the CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of CNY artists.

This project is made possible, in part, with funding from The Community Partnership of Tompkins County.

Transition in Motion, 1981

Earthenware, 26 x 23 x 8 inches

Everson Museum of Art; Gift of the artist, 81.52

Date/Time8/13/2022 (All day)
Runs8/13/2022 - 9/25/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/14/2022 (Multi-time)
City Market sponsored by M&T Bank
Runs 5/08/2022 - 10/09/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

City Market sponsored by M&T Bank

Every Second Sunday, May–October
10:00am–3:00pm

Founded in 2014, City Market Syracuse has become a staple attraction in downtown Syracuse.

Every second Sunday from May through October you’ll find vendors from all over the region selling ceramics, vintage clothing, furniture, home décor, handmade crafts, antiques, and much more!

Date8/14/2022
Multiple Times

Second Sundays of each month, ONLY
10am-3pm

Runs5/08/2022 - 10/09/2022
CostFree.
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/18/2022 6:00 PM
Free Third Thursday Tours
Runs 7/21/2022 - 9/15/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Free Third Thursday Tours

Thursday, Jul 21, Aug 18, & Sept 15, 6:00pm

Free

Join in the conversation each month with our incredible volunteer docents and learn about current exhibitions. Wine tasting included on July 21, compliments of the American Wine Society.

July 21: Sharif Bey: Facets

August 18: Forever is Composed of Nows

September 15: Curious Vessels: The Rosenfield Collection

No pre-registration required.

Date/Time8/18/2022 6:00 PM
Runs7/21/2022 - 9/15/2022
CostFree
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/19/2022 (All day)
UNIQUE
Runs 8/19/2022 - 9/25/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

UNIQUE

On view August 19—September 25, 2022

Coordinated by ARISE, a non-profit agency based in Syracuse, UNIQUE celebrates the artistic talents of Central New Yorkers living with disabilities. The works included in this exhibition eloquently speak to the myriad of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that all humans share, regardless of individual ability or circumstance. The annual competition invites submissions of art and literature which are then selected for display by a panel of judges.

The Everson’s Community Exhibition Program is generously supported by Community Bank, N.A.

Visit everson.org/exhibitions for more information.

Date/Time8/19/2022 (All day)
Runs8/19/2022 - 9/25/2022
CostFree with Museum Admission
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/21/2022 8:00 PM
The Stand: Photo Bash
Runs 8/21/2022 - 8/23/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

The Stand: Photo Bash

On Sunday, August 21, Light Work’s Urban Video Project in partnership with The Stand Newspaper will host a Photo Bash — a celebration of 2022 Syracuse Photo Contest winning images by community photographers — at 7:00pm at Wildflowers Armory. Photo prizes will be awarded to winners, and raffle prizes will include Guest Passes to the Everson Museum of Art and gift cards to Wildflowers Armory. Attendees will then parade over to view the winning images screened by Light Work UVP on the façade of the Everson.

The outdoor screening will begin around 8:30pm on Sunday.

Selected images will be displayed Sunday–Tuesday, August 21–23, starting at dusk each night.

Presented by the Everson Museum of Art and Light Work UVP, sponsored by M&T Bank.

Date/Time8/21/2022 8:00 PM
Runs8/21/2022 - 8/23/2022
CostFree.
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
8/25/2022 6:00 PM
Intro to Digital Illustration: Using Procreate for the iPad
Runs 8/25/2022 - 9/08/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Intro to Digital Illustration: Using Procreate for the iPad

August 25 & September 8
6:00–8:00pm
$48 Member | $60 Non-Member

This two-part class will be a general introduction to Procreate, a digital drawing software used on the iPad. The class will take students through sketching techniques that will streamline the sketch-to-final process of any digital artwork they seek to create. Using Procreate techniques and tools students will complete the sketch process for a small spot-sized illustration, and begin to explore basic color palettes to apply to the sketch as well. The class will also explore technical concepts such as layers, importing reference photos in Procreate, and more.

The Everson can provide the iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate software for the class. Students are also welcome to bring in their own.

Visit everson.org/classes-list to register now.

Date/Time8/25/2022 6:00 PM
Runs8/25/2022 - 9/08/2022
Cost$48 Member | $60 Non-Member
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
9/03/2022 (All day)
Rebecca Hutchinson: Re-Generation
Runs 9/03/2022 - 12/31/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Rebecca Hutchinson: Re-Generation

On view September 3—December 31, 2022

Rebecca Hutchinson’s sculptural installations are influenced by the behavioral dynamics found in nature. Her upcoming exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art is focused on the themes of re-generation and observation of natural built systems. Re-Generation highlights Hutchinson’s cultural and environmental research on the industrial legacy of Central New York. Along with its salt mines, Syracuse also possessed massive deposits of soda ash, a material used in the manufacture of ceramics. These materials, in tandem with an influx of European immigrants with craft and material expertise led to the development of Syracuse China, which quickly grew into one of the nation’s largest dinnerware manufacturers.

Reflecting on the decline of the soda ash mining and the closure of Syracuse China, Re-Generation takes the form of large unfired paperclay vessels that will be installed in an inverted position, showcasing on the surface drawings of rare orchids that have evolved out of the polluted soil and are currently thriving in the Syracuse region.

Date/Time9/03/2022 (All day)
Runs9/03/2022 - 12/31/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
9/10/2022 (All day)
Raymon Elozua: Structure/Dissonance
Runs 9/10/2022 - 12/31/2022
Everson Museum of Art
 

Raymon Elozua: Structure/Dissonance

On view September 10—December 31, 2022

Structure/Dissonance celebrates nearly five decades of work by New York-based artist Raymon Elozua, who first came to prominence in the 1970s with detailed trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures of decaying industrial landscapes. Elozua’s first major museum exhibition since his 2003 retrospective at the Mint Museum, Structure/Dissonance focuses on three conceptual bodies of work that explore the combined physical properties of three elemental materials: ceramic, glass, and steel. This exhibition contextualizes these vital sculptures within Elozua’s intellectual landscape through the inclusion of a series of collections and research projects that are inextricably linked to his artistic output.

Elozua’s insatiable appetite to uncover the hidden cultural meanings attached to his chosen materials has led him to obsessively collect esoteric objects like gas stove burners and rusted enamel cookware, as well as photographs and ephemera related to topics as varied as labor history and decaying “borscht belt” bungalow colonies. These collections and obsessions help to construct a more accurate picture of the complex intellect that gives depth and meaning to Elozua’s singular expressive sculptures.

Date/Time9/10/2022 (All day)
Runs9/10/2022 - 12/31/2022
CostMuseum Admission- check Everson.org for details
Contact Phone315-474-6064
VenueEverson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-6064
10/04/2022 7:00 PM
ANNIE
Runs 10/04/2022 - 10/08/2022
Landmark Theatre
 

ANNIE

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

Annie, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

The Saturday, October 8 matinee performance will be ASL interpreted.

Date/Time10/04/2022 7:00 PM
Runs10/04/2022 - 10/08/2022
Cost$30-$82 (before fees).
Contact Phone315-475-7979
Contact Emailamasters@landmarktheatre.org
VenueLandmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202