Tiffany Mosaic, Clifton Springs

Arts & Photo Trail

Creative types have always been drawn to the beauty and inspiration of the Finger Lakes. Learn about our rich cultural legacy and the creative spirit that lives on today with this Arts & Photo itinerary. You will find plenty of your own photo ops along the way!

The Davis Gallery at Houghton House is the exhibition space of the Department of Art and Architecture of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. It is open to the public mid-August through mid-May. 

Smith Opera House

The Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva is a fine example of Romanesque architecture recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Catch a movie or concert inside and you will enjoy the luxurious theater walls and ceiling that twinkle with stars.

In a small chapel tucked away in the former Clifton Springs sanitarium (now the Spa Apartments) is a rare mosaic by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The favrile glass mosaic is based on painting of the Last Supper by American artist Frederic Wilson. Sit back, meditate, and reflect on the creativity that surrounds you.

The Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua offers changing exhibits on local history, from 19th century transportation and wedding traditions to needlework and a glimpse of backyards in 1858 Canandaigua.