Buoys for the Bays

We welcome you to be a part of BUOYS FOR THE BAYS, our newest Art + Science Initiative designed to raise awareness of, and funds to support the work of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program! Participants will be guided through the steps to create a marine-themed painting on a reclaimed fishing buoy at workshops throughout the year. Buoys will be displayed in special exhibitions in collaboration with partnering entities, then auctioned off in support of our bays.

Brush Strokes for the Bays Painting Sessions

These crowd-pleasing "paint and sip" events allow guests to learn about the marine environment while creating a bay- themed work of art! Proceeds directly support CCE's Back to the Bays Stewardship Projects.  Ideal settings for this event include restaurants, wineries and breweries, or cultural centers. On the evening of the event, CCE Marine Program Educators provide a brief presentation on the topic or species at hand, and then a professional artist guides even the most novice artists in creating a work of art inspired by the presentation. We provide all materials, and can accommodate up to 30 participants. Show your patrons or friends you care about our local waters by hosting one, or a series of, Brush Strokes for the Bays Paint Nights!

Hops for Habitat Art + Awareness Events

Each year we team up with local artists and local breweries to help draw attention to the importance of preserving underwater and coastal habitats. Artists create work inspired by these essentioal habitats, and the marine creatures that rely on them, for exhibit and sale. Exhibit opening celebrations are held at local breweries and galleries throughout the year and proceeds from all sales will support local artists and habitat restoration efforts of our Marine Meadows Program. 

Dates and times for this year to be announced.  For more information, contact our Art + Science Educator Carolyn Munaco at cjm427@cornell.edu .