Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Artists Celebrating Historic Saranac Lake With Benefit

unnamed(5)Members of the Adirondack Artists Guild and Historic Saranac Lake will celebrate Saranac Lake history on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 – 7 pm, with the opening reception for “Our Kinda Town” an exhibit and silent auction which will run through March 2.

Each year the Artists Guild selects a local not-for-profit for the February show and creates works of art that relate to the theme or mission of the organization. Founded in 1980, Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from their center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Built in 1894, the Saranac Laboratory was the first laboratory built for the study of tuberculosis in the United Sates.  Historic Saranac Lake operates a local history website of over 5,000 pages of at www.localwiki.net/hsl.

Refreshments will be provided by Historic Saranac Lake. The exhibit will be set up as a silent auction and the Artists Guild will donate the proceeds to Historic Saranac Lake. Bids will start at $50 and go up in $10 increments. Some pieces will have “Buy it Now” prices.

All of the pieces in the show will be posted on the Artists Guild website by Friday. Call the Gallery at 518-891-2615 to confirm, place or increase your bid. Bidding will close at 2 pm on March 2.

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