Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Arts Festival in Keeseville Showcases Nature, Historic Architecture

Keeseville Plein Art FestivalAdkAction is organizing a new arts festival in Keeseville. The first Keeseville Plein Air Festival is scheduled to take place from Thursday, July 13th to Sunday, July 16th.

The arts festival will showcase Keeseville’s natural landscape and historic architecture. AdkAction hopes to attract a wide range of artists to the festival, which in turn will assist the community’s revitalization.

Over three days of outdoor painting, artists will have the opportunity to put to canvas the area’s scenic landscape. On the first day, titled “Paint the River,” artists will be given a tour of Ausable Chasm and directed to various locations and historic bridges along the Ausable River and its falls.

Day two, called “Paint the Town,” will begin with a tour of Keeseville’s architecture by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Society, after which the artists will set up their painting stations throughout the village.

“Paint the Farms” is the theme of day three, during which artists will find scenes of growing crops, grazing animals, and farmhands working fields in the farm community surrounding Keeseville.

Thursday will feature evening music, dinner from artisan food trucks, and craft brews available at the Ausable Brewing Company. Friday night there is a weekly concert and BBQ in the middle of downtown Keeseville.

On Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to see the artists’ work. In addition to an art show and sale on Sunday, July 16th from 10 am to 3 pm , there will also be a special wine and cheese preview party on Saturday, the 15th at 6 pm.  The event headquarters will be located at the 1719 Block Gallery on Keeseville’s Front Street. Artists and local sponsors are signing up but AdkAction is seeking more of both.

For sponsorship opportunities or an artist slot, visit www.adkaction.org/art.

You can also contact Brittany Christenson at Brittany@adkAction.org or (518) 593-8753.

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