2023 is the 15th Adirondack Plein Air Festival—a week long, outdoor painting event that attracts artists from all over the country. Hundreds of fresh, new paintings will be produced and displayed in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake!
Artists check-in on Monday, August 14 and may begin painting. There is a “Meet the Artists” reception that evening at the Hotel Saranac.
Tuesday the artists will be set up painting on the trails at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, Wednesday they are free to choose their painting locations, and Thursday is “Paint the Town” day in Saranac Lake, plus a 3rd Thursday ArtWalk in the evening. Spectators are encouraged at all the locations.
Friday evening, August 18, the Special Preview Party opens in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake. Hours are 6 – 9 pm and refreshments served. Tickets are $20/ea but give attendees the first chance to view and purchase the paintings produced at the event. The Show & Sale will be open to the public, at no charge, on Saturday August 19.
View a video on the Adirondack Plein Air Festival HERE.
See the full schedule, including parties, artists, and workshops HERE.
“The brush stroke is music to the eyes”
NCPR interview with artist Gary Casagrain
North Country Public Radio’s Todd Moe talks with Gary Casagrain, whose show Adirondack Inspired opened last night at Tupper Arts.
You can listen to the interview HERE.
Adirondack Inspired will run through September 4.
Tupper Arts, 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake
Tannery Pond Center’s Widlund Gallery
Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society
Tuesday, August 15 thru Wednesday, September 20
Reception: Friday, August 25, 5 – 7 pm
The exhibit includes works by the group which consists of artists of all abilities from the Adirondacks and surrounding region, working in watercolor, gouache, or other forms of watermedia. This exhibit showcases the talent and creativity of our regional watercolor artists; many pieces will be available to purchase.
The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society was started in 1989 by a group of artists of the Adirondack Region. They met monthly as a social outlet to draw on each other’s strengths as watercolorists for inspiration, ideas and encouragement. Through the years, UHVWS has grown to include over 70 artists, drawing members from all over the North Country. Membership in the society is not juried and includes artists from all abilities, from the newcomer to watercolor to award-winning professionals, illustrators, graphic designers, and art instructors.
The Watercolor Society meets monthly, offering its membership instructional programs and workshops, group painting sessions, member critiques, and overall fellowship supporting anyone with an interest in watercolor. The Society’s monthly newsletter keeps members informed about society news as well as arts listings of local and regional interest.
Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek
Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center
The Westport Library Presents
Greetings from the Great Camps: The History of the Adirondack Vacation
Tuesday, August 22, 5 pm
Join Westport resident and American historian CONNOR WILLIAMS as he discusses how environmentalism and opulence intersected to produce the Adirondack Park—and the Adirondack vacations—that we are all connected to today.
Mushroom Mania Festival
August 19, 2023, 10 – 5. Included with Admission.
Mushrooms. For some, they are a tasty delicacy. For others, something you’re made to eat. Love them or hate them they are one of the most important organisms in our ecosystem. They decompose, nourish, heal, and yes, they can be deadly.
Whether you are an expert in the world of fungi or are simply curious, join the Adirondack Experience this summer for a fun-filled, family-friendly day all about fungi! With activities and crafts, workshops, presentations, hikes, and more there is sure to be something for even those who have never before considered mushrooms as anything other than a slimy snack.
Come learn about the mycelium superhighway hidden beneath your feet!
See speakers and schedule HERE.
Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake
Ledge Hill Studio
Saturday, August 12 from 3-8 pm
More info HERE.
Ledge Hill Studio, 6480 Main St., Westport
Inlet Historical Society’s Annual Meeting
Inlet Then and Now
Thursday, August 17, 5 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm
The Inlet Historical Society returns to The Ole Barn for its Annual Membership Meeting and once again, the popular staff of the Ole Barn will host the event. The evening begins with a Meet and Greet, accompanied by a light buffet provided by the staff of The Ole Barn. The public is invited.
The business portion of the evening, the Annual Membership meeting, will begin at approximately 5:45 pm. This begins with the Board presenting the results of the past fiscal year ending July 31, then amended By-Laws, its amended Constitution and the next year’s slate of officers will be presented for approval. The evening program will begin at 6:30 pm.
Charlie Herr will present an updated Then and Now, Version 2023. Herr’s earlier programs have proven popular as they reveal with photos how Inlet’s appearance has changed since 1902. His focus this year will be the Main Street business district.
More info on the Inlet Historical Society HERE.
The Ole Barn, 74 Limekiln Lake Rd, Inlet