SaranacLake’s 3rd Thursday Art Walks will continue this Thursday. The Village of Saranac Lake will again host the talents of regional and local artists of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm.

Beginning a self-guided tour through Downtown and a couple of outer-lying venues, visitors can go to any participating venue, get a schedule and map, see and experience at their own pace established artists’ work and emerging talents from all over the North Country. There will be more than 30 venues this time marked with festive balloons.

This event will extend from Pendragon Theatre on Brandy Brook Rd., off of River St., to the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church St. and then on Main St. between River and Church Streets, up Broadway to BluSeed Studios on Cedar St. and then on Bloomingdale Ave. between Broadway and Depot St. at the new Adirondack Carousel.

At Pendragon Theatre, visitors can enjoy the works of photographer, Burdette Parks, and next learn about “The Story of Saranac Lake” in the John Black Room at theSaranacLaboratoryMuseumonChurch St.  The Adirondack Artists’ Guild will be showing Marylou Reid’s new clay work, “Totems and Vessels,” as well as works of other members. The Cantwell Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library will host the “Summer Show” of the Paint and Palette Association with a “Meet the Artist” reception that evening. Visitors to the NorthWinds Fine Arts Gallery on Broadway will see its members’ works plus “Cutting Corners,” the current show of local artist, Heidi Gutersloh. Up onCedar St., BluSeed Studios will showcase Jack LaDuke’s new photography, “Sun and Shadow,” and visitors can enjoy a  “Meet the Artist” reception there from 6-8pm.

Please note that fine arts photographer, Mark Kurtz, now has his studio upstairs in The Annex, above the Adirondack Artists’ Guild, along with the drawing and sculpting studios of Maria DiAngelo and Matt Paul.

Art Walk visitors will also be able to enjoy many types of music Thursday evening throughoutDowntownSaranacLake. Soulful singer-songwriter, Theresa Hartford will grace the Berkeley Green stage while several other musicians entertain visitors along the sidewalks, including the sax quartet, “Adirondack Saxes,” indie-folk group, “The Lemmon Drops,”Potsdampianist, Matt Bullwinkel, folk singer, Michael Shepard, the trio, “Dust Bunnies,” and accordionist, Hannah Huber. At The Waterhole’s “Party on the Patio,” Rusty Dovos will perform starting at 6pm.

In addition, various other artists contributing to this event include 6 members of the Lake Placid Poets’ Guild; woodcarvers, Rachel Lamb and Mark Paul; artist, Charlene Deleel and young friends; string instrument builder, Charlie Marshall; rug hooking demo by Judy O’Toole; artist, Cal Rice; children’s photographer, Kristin Parker; wildlife photographer, Craig Dickey; photographer, Shaun Durant; crafter, Sarah Humphreys and 2nd-grade photographer, Cade Corris.

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