Adirondack A&E e-News # 143

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts to Acquire Adjacent Property

Thanks to Generous Support from the Community and the Stoltz Family

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the recent purchase of 2126 Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid (the home of Saranac Sourdough) after closing on the property this week.

When the property, located immediately adjacent to the arts center, came on the market, LPCA staff and board were beginning conversations about how to celebrate and reflect on the center’s upcoming 50th anniversary. The listing seemed like a rare opportunity to consider what impact the arts center might have in our community over the next 50 years, and how the LPCA can continue to expand services and value to all residents and visitors.

In a whirlwind turn of events, LPCA staff quickly found that the board of directors and friends in the community widely supported the idea of annexing the property. Executive Director James Lemons explains, “Though it may be some time before we know how the new property can best serve the community, we are incredibly grateful to the Stoltz family and all the individuals who came together so that the LPCA could add this new resource to our campus for use down the road.”

The purchase would not have been possible without the generous support and vision of The Stoltz Family and the LPCA board of directors. Many individuals mobilized resources quickly to help the arts center take advantage of such a time-sensitive opportunity.

While the LPCA determines future use of the property, they encourage everyone to visit their current tenant, Saranac Sourdough.

LPCA staff and board look forward to developing a plan over the next few years to determine how the campus will evolve and grow to meet the needs of the next generations of artists and arts lovers.

ADK ArtRise can’t wait to see you all Saturday!

October 29th for SPOOKED; our gallery opening, Halloween party and fundraiser! Here’s a run down of some of the exciting things happening:

Costume Contest- all ages welcome! Come in anytime between 5 and 10 pm to have your photo taken to enter! $10 registration fee.

Palm Readings by Kelly Hass! 5 to 7 pm, $10/person.

Special guest bartender! We’re brewing up some extra special drinks! Guests 21+ who would like to partake in adult beverages will need to show IDs at the door to get their wristband.


Suggested donation at the door: $5

This event is a fundraising effort for our Decidedly Doodling Scholarship Fund!

RSVP HERE (Facebook).

ADK ArtRise, 62 Main St, Saranac Lake

“War of the Worlds” lands in the North Country

Monday, October 31, 7 pm

North Country radio listeners may enjoy a unique treat this Halloween night. WNBZ-FM and Adirondack Regional Theatre present a special version of the sci-fi radio play “War of the Worlds,” based on the book by H.G. Wells. This time, the Martians land in the AuSable Chasm area of Clinton County.

“War of the Worlds” is the title of one of the most famous plays from the golden age of radio, thanks to the 1938 Halloween episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, starring Orsen Welles. Due to the unfolding of the plot as a series of radio news reports in the first half of the program, CBS radio officials reported many listeners thinking Earth was actually being invaded by Martians.

The play presented this Halloween night, however, is not an exact duplicate of the famous Orson Welles drama. The WNBZ performance began with a 1968 update of the Mercury Theatre version, adapted for WKBW in Buffalo, New York by Jefferson Kaye and the radio station staff. The ’60s script underwent further revisions by WNBZ and Adirondack Regional Theatre to place the story firmly in Clinton and Essex counties during modern times.

The broadcast premiere of this special program begins at 7 pm on October 31. You may hear the program on Z-106.3 and online at

More details are HERE.

“Down Memory Lane” opens at Adirondack Artists Guild

Watercolor paintings by Jacqueline Altman

Opens on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 5-7 pm, and will close on November 29.

“ Boot Bay- Lower Saranac Lake”

“Down Memory Lane,” an exhibit of watercolors spanning the more than 55-year career of Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of November.

More info on the Adirondack Artists Guild is HERE.

Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St, Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Coast Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, November 5, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, November 6, from 10 am to 4 pm, Champlain Centre Mall (the former Best Buy location)

Following successful Fall and Spring Arts and Crafts Fairs at the Crete Civic Center, Adirondack Coast Events is holding its latest fair in the new location. More than 150 booths of high-quality, regional artisan works will be participating.

“We’ve got some really talented crafters and artisans on the Adirondack Coast,” said Steve Peters, founder of Adirondack Coast Events. “Our inaugural fall and spring shows were wildly popular, and it is exciting to bring so many high-quality vendors together in one place. The timing of the show provides a great opportunity for our visitors to get a jump on their holiday season shopping and to cross some gifts off their lists. We are grateful for this opportunity to present our vendors to the region in such a great location.”

The group’s first show last fall attracted more than 5,000 attendees.

The Champlain Centre Mall is located at 60 Smithfield Blvd, Plattsburgh

Taste of the North Country’s Online Auction Opens NOVEMBER 2nd!

This year’s TASTE OF THE NORTH COUNTRY auction will go live NOVEMBER 2nd! The auction features over 200 amazing items donated from our local business members – you won’t want to miss this!

So keep checking our social media or website for the link, get your bids started and then come to the event on November 9th at West Side Ballroom to continue the bidding fun and enjoy delicious tastings from 12 local food vendors and producers

Learn more, including seeing the list of participating producers and vendors, HERE.

Day of the Dead Celebration

November 4, 4 pm, movie begins at 6 pm

Family Friendly celebration including:

  • Sugar skull decorating
  • Add to our Ofrenda – Community Altar remembering our loved ones
  • Snacks and Drinks including Pan de Muertos; Bread of the Dead, Mexican hot chocolate, Horchata and more
  • Watch the movie Coco with us in our Upstairs Gallery

Details are HERE.

BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake

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