The Schweinfurth Art Center is a non-profit gallery and multi-arts facility located in Auburn, New York, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The Art Center offers five exhibitions each year featuring regional, national and international artists. Well known annual exhibits include Quilts=Art=Quilts, Made in New York and Both Ends of the Rainbow.
The Art Center offers a wide array of art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults. Leading quilting and fiber arts instructors from around the world teach during Schweinfurth's Quilting by the Lake conference every July and during Studio Schweinfurth surface design and quilting workshops throughout the year. Other programs include folk arts, poetry, music, dance and a variety of special events.
The touring exhibit kicks off at one of America's best museums for quilters, the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. The Dairy Barn Arts Center has developed an international reputation for excellence with Quilt National, a biennial exhibition that has attracted more than 100,000 visitors to Athens from around the world since its premiere in 1979.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s mission is to offer exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans; develop art appreciation among all ages; provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region; and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio.