Plan Your Visit
Geneva, New York: Where Art Meets the Lake
The Smith Center for the Arts is in downtown Geneva, in walking distance of many shops and restaurants, all with free parking. The city is on Seneca Lake, linking Geneva, via the State Barge Canal, to the waterways of the world. Facilities abound for golf, boating and water sports, not to mention winter sports. Geneva is also the perfect place to begin your tour of the Finger Lakes winery trails, with over 20 wineries surrounding Seneca Lake. The Finger Lakes Region boasts over 70 wineries with vineyards covering over 10,000 acres.
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Directions to The Smith Center for the Arts
From the New York State Thruway
Take Exit 42 (Geneva.) Proceed on Route 14 South to Geneva (about 5 miles.) After five (5) stop lights the next intersection (stop sign) is Seneca Street. Turn right onto Seneca Street. The Smith, a red brick building, is 1.5 blocks up on the right. Free public parking is across the street.
From the west or east on Routes 5 & 20
Turn on to Castle Street at the light (left turn from the west, right turn from the east.) At the first light on Castle Street turn left onto Exchange Street. At the next intersection (stop sign) turn right onto Seneca Street. The Smith, a red brick building, is 1.5 blocks up on the right. Free public parking is across the street.
From the south on Route 14
Proceed north on Route 14 which becomes South Main St. In Geneva. Turn right at the second light onto Seneca Street. The Smith, a red brick building, in on the left. Free public parking is across the street.
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For more information, see these resources
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce – Great sections on things to do, downloadable visitors guide and more
Geneva Business Improvement District (BID) – Web site has guides to downtown shops and businesses, with maps and information on special events.