Welcome to Ithaca's Creative Home!
CSMA is a dynamic meeting place for artists, community members
No matter who you are, you’re welcome here.
CSMA is also home to historic Hamblin Hall on the third floor of our centrally-located building in downtown Ithaca. This exceptional space is the perfect venue for performances and events.
David Allen Coester has been teaching the guitar to people of all ages and abilities for more than 25 years — formerly at the Crestwood Music Education Center in Westchester County and in his private studio in downtown Ithaca.
Rob Licht’s work delves into the significance of place in our lives; on the influences of the land, where we choose to live and the associations of memory, longing, and spiritual well being to those places.
What People are Saying
“I’m a retired engineer and a sculptor and have been attending the CSMA life drawing classes for more than a decade. The Open Sketch drawing studio attracts a wide spectrum of artists from novice to experienced, from twenty-somethings to octogenarians. We welcome newcomers, encourage each other, and share ideas. Drawing stimulates the hand-brain connection. Drawing at CSMA is much better than sitting at home doing Sudoku!”Frank Moon
“Excellent offerings, talented teachers!”Kim LaRocca
“CSMA offers great opportunities for kids to be creative and make cool stuff! Our daughter loves it!Joe S.”