Corning, New York, is a city with a cosmopolitan flair and a captivating history. Nestled in a river valley with steep hills, Corning is also a southern gateway into the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Corning is world renowned for its glass making past and present. Historic Market Street is at the center of Corning's downtown Gaffer District. It flourishes with glass making studios, antiques, restaurants, and specialty shops. Corning has a large population of fine arts, from local glass artists to famous works featured in the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, as well as notable entertainment performed by local theater, ballet, and music groups.