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2024 Adirondack Plein Air Festival

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm

This will be the 16th year for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, hosted by Saranac Lake ArtWorks. 40 nationally known artists from all over the country, as well as our local painters, will take part in 5 days of painting and then a huge Show & Sale in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake. Visit our website for the full schedule as well as updates and notifications.

Valerie Craig, an accomplished professional artist from Pennsylvania, will be our workshop presenter and Awards Judge.

Mon. Aug 12: Artists check-in and may begin painting; “Meet the Artists” reception, 7 – 9 pm, Hotel Saranac
Tues Aug 13: “Paint the VIC” Day – artists will be out on the trails at the Paul Smith’s College VIC; come watch!
Wed Aug 14: “Paint the Adirondacks” – artists will be free to choose where they paint; pick up painting location info & maps at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery on Main St., Saranac Lake.
Thurs Aug 15: “Paint the Town” – artists will paint throughout the Village of Saranac Lake and will produce a small painting for a silent auction that will open at 5 pm at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery; there is also a 3rd Thursday ArtWalk from 5 – 7:30 pm.. Lots of art to see!
Fri Aug 16: “Paint the Saranac” – artists may paint anywhere along the Saranac River, and the Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club will be open for those who wish to paint their spectacular view – spectators welcome!
Fri. Aug 16: 6 – 9 pm: “Special Preview Party” – all are invited to this very special opportunity to meet the artists, see who wins the prizes, and be able to purchase original, one-of-a-kind paintings. Town Hall, 39 Main St. Saranac Lake. $20/person, tickets available online or at the door. Food & beverages provided.
Sat Aug 17:: 9 – 11:30 am “Quick Draw Competition” – come watch as the artists have only 2 hours to complete a painting, anywhere in the Village. Finished paintings will be brought to the front steps of the Town Hall for judging at 11:30.
Sat Aug 17: “Show & Sale”, 12 noon to 5 pm. FREE admission to see potentially 200-300 paintings produced during the week. The “Paint the Town” Silent auction will end at 4 pm. After 5, whatever is unsold goes home with the artists, so don’t miss it!


August 12 @ 9:00 am
August 17 @ 5:00 pm
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