Adirondack A&E e-News # 247

Announcing the 2023 Sunburst Awards

Do you know an artist who could use funding for a special project?

The Sunburst Award is a microgrant for Artists to support Creators of Art in Essex County. It can provide a stipend of up to $500 toward a project, training or activity to further an artist’s career.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 1, 2023

For information, guidelines and a simple application visit HERE.

North Creek Farmers Market

Invitation for Artists: Studio Tour Weekends

July 29-30 and Sept 30-Oct 1

Artists will open their home studios to visitors and/or set up displays at other locations. It’s a great opportunity to show your newest creations and chat with about your work with visitors.

Free for members, $50 for non-members. Artists can register HERE.

Learn more about the studio tour weekends HERE.

Piano Recital by Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

Alfred Z. Solomon Masterwork Series

Saturday, July 1, 7 pm

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, winner of the 2022 Concert Artists Guild Competition, presents a program entitled “Innovators,” featuring works by Schumann, Liszt, Haydn, Ponce, and Stravinsky.

“Mesmerizing artistry and extraordinary ability to communicate” (The Post-Standard) and “masterful technique and a veritable deluge of sonorities” (La Presse Montreal), describe 25-year-old Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner for performances that have stirred the intellect and humanity of his audiences on five continents.

Details and tickets HERE.

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton

Lessons and Ensemble Program

Caroga Lake Music Festival

Mondays: July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 with Final Concert on Friday, August 11 at 6:30 pm

Mondays 10 am – 12:30 pm

Community members of all ages are invited to participate in general music workshops and individual or small group lessons led by Caroga Lake Music Festival artists.

Need-based scholarship & instrument rentals are available upon request.

Lean more and register HERE. Deadline to register is July 5, 2023.

Sherman’s Park, Caroga Lake

Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War

This new exhibit features artifacts from the museum’s recently acquired Robert Nittolo Collection that complement pieces from Fort Ticonderoga’s existing collection, to visualize the final campaigns in North America, partly launched from Lake Champlain.

Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War will be on display through the 2023 campaign season.

More information HERE.

BluSeed Studios Presents

RSVP to the opening and share with your friends!


BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., Saranac Lake

ADK Folk School Artisan Exhibit

Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond Center

Tuesday, July 5 thru Saturday, August 12

The Adirondack Folk School is honored to participate in this special exhibit at Tannery Pond where our talented artisan instructors can share their work with the North Creek community. In this collection, you will find pieces from several AFS Instructors including Dennis Wilson, a highly skilled chip carver, Mark Swanberry, a copper artisan, and Janet Flinchbaugh, a floor cloth stenciling artist.

The Adirondack Folk School, a non-profit organization founded in 2010, is focused on celebrating and preserving the cultural heritage of the Adirondacks through promoting creativity and self-reliance by teaching the arts, crafts and traditions that define our legendary region. Made up of local artisans, crafts people, and volunteers, we offer a non-competitive education that focuses on the student. Located in Lake Luzerne, NY with our annex in Lake George, we are situated in the southern Adirondack Park. The beauty and natural abundance of this environment has influenced the more than 50 artisan instructors who teach over 250 classes each year ranging from basket weaving, blacksmithing, woodworking, soap making, foraging, working with metal, making birch bark containers, canoe building and many more.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main St, North Creek

First Firing: Free Community Open House + Benefit

Saturday, July 1, 2023, 3 -8 pm

Join us for a summer’s day full of art, friends, music, food, and fire. Come with family and friends to explore the grounds, hang out by the campfire, picnic on the lawn, get your hands into some art-making, and be a part of the first firing of our new wood kiln. This is your new Craigardan!

Experience Craigardan’s new site, view current and future plans, + learn about summer programs and events.

More detail HERE.

Craigardan, 9216 NY 9N, Elizabethtown

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