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The Smithy Gallery and Clay Studio

Built as a blacksmith’s shop in 1786, the oldest building in Cooperstown is now home to three floors of exhibition space that make up the Smithy Gallery. Open each summer May-August, The Smithy provides a truly unique venue for our three themed exhibitions filled with artwork by talented local & regional artists. Our lovely garden behind the building is a great spot to bring lunch and view outdoor sculpture.

Classes & Workshops offered year-round!

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Season / Hours of Operation

Gallery Open: May thru August - Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm. Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm. CLOSED Mondays. CLAY STUDIO classes & workshops offered year-round, contact for details.


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Known as baseball’s birthplace, but home to so much more, Cooperstown is a place where legends roam hallowed halls, swing away on diamonds, and take to the stage under a canopy of stars. The historic village boasts a vibrant arts scene, excellent local food and beverage options, luxury accommodations, and, of course, more baseball than you can shake a bat at.

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