The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival kicks off this Thursday with nearly 50 artists signed on to participate. This year marks the 4th time the event has visitedSaranacLake.  It begins Thursday and runs through the weekend. Saranac Lake ArtWorks has teamed with the Village of Saranac Lake to build an experience they’re calling exciting and creative.. Through the weekend, artists will paint the views in the region and organizers say those same views inspired theHudson RiverSchoolpainters in the 19th century!
This year’s Juror of Awards is Ann Larsen, she’s recently been juried into the Outdoor Painter’s Society National Show inDallas, and was recognized with an honorable mention award.The event will be headquartered at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery,52 Main StreetinSaranacLakewhere organizers expect to have maps with painting locations and directions to painters..

The final day of the event includes a Show & Sale of works produced over the weekend at the event.. It will be open in the Town Hall inSaranacLakebeginning at noon on Sunday..


For event questions, contact the Adirondack Artists Guild, 518-891-2615 or email:

The 2011 Best in Show:  Nikolay Mikushkin,Syracuse

Opening reception for “Views at the VIC”, plein air paintings by Nancy Brossard & Sandra Hildreth, from 5 – 7 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC on Friday Aug. 17, followed by a CD release party for Celia Evans.

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