ADK ARTISTS GUILD BENEFIT SHOW FOR HIGH PEAKS HOSPICE
The Adirondack Artists Guild will host “Transition,” an art show to benefit High Peaks Hospice during the month of January. Each member will present one or two pieces in a silent auction so that visitors can bid on them. At the end of the month, Hospice will notify the high bidders of their winnings.
The show will be posted on line on the Artists Guild’s website HERE. People wishing to bid may call the gallery at 518 891-2615 to place bids during business hours. Visitors to the gallery may bid in person.
There will not be a formal reception for the show, but representatives from High Peaks Hospice will be at the gallery from 4 – 6 pm on Friday, January 7 to greet visitors and start the bidding. Masks are required in the gallery.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615. Starting in January, gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 until 5, and 11-3 on Sundays. The Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and HERE.
Below, “Sunflowers with Blue Sky,” watercolor painting by Jacqueline Altman.
UPPER JAY ART CENTER UPDATE
January Jams canceled for Sunday, January 2
After thoughtful consideration we have come to the conclusion that the responsible decision at this point is to cancel the January Jams event on Sunday January 2 due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. We plan to reassess the situation weekly and will keep you informed. Safety and health remain our top priority this winter at the Upper Jay Art Center.
Please call Scott at 518-946-6074 if you have any questions, and look for updates on Facebook and Instagram.
Wishing everyone a happy, peaceful, and safe New Year from all of us at the Upper Jay Arts Center.
CHRISTMAS WEEK HAPPENINGS FROM THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (ROOST)
A printable copy is HERE.
FIRST DAY HIKES
New Yorkers are invited to celebrate the New Year in the outdoors with First Day Hikes at State Parks, Historic Sites, Wildlife Areas and Public Lands. The walks and hikes are family-friendly and range from 1.5 to 5 miles round trip.
A list of First Day Hikes in the North Country/Adirondacks (details on each are on the DEC link below). Note that some hikes require registration; see HERE for details.
Cheney Mountain, Champlain Area Trails; 10am; Emily@champlainareatrails.com
Crown Point State Historic Site; 10am; 518-597-3666
Little Ausable River Trail, Champlain Area Trails; 10am;
Paul Smith College Heron Marsh, 10am; 518.327.6241
Point Au Roche State Park, Plattsburgh; 11am; 518.563.0369
Prospect Mountain, Village of Lake George; 9am; Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert G. Wehle State Park, Henderson; 10am; 315.938.5302
Rome Sand Plains, Lauther and Hogsback Road, 9am; 315.866.6330
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor; 1-3pm; 315.646.2321
SUNY ESF Newcomb Adir. Interpretive Center, Newcomb; 9:30am; email@example.com
Thomas Mountain from Valley Woods Road Trailhead, Bolton; 10am; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellesley Island State Park, Fineview; 10am-2pm; 315.482.2479
Winona State Forest, Lorraine; 10am; 315-376-3521
The full list of Department of Environmental Conservation First Day Hikes is HERE.