Monday, August 12, 2019

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Underway

plein air festival posterThe Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery’s 11th Adirondack Plein Air Festival is underway, set to run through August 17th.

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery in Saranac Lake is the event headquarters and the source of information, with maps and schedules available.

A “Paint the Town” Silent Auction is set for Thursday, August 15 at 5 pm, as well as a 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 pm in Saranac Lake. A Show & Sale in the Town Hall is set for Friday night, August 16, tickets are $20 (available at the door), with food and beverages provided, and attendees get first chance at purchasing paintings. Over $6000 in Awards will be presented at 8 pm. On Saturday, Aug 17, the Show & Sale is free. Hours are noon to 5 pm.

Guild members participating are Jackie Altman, Nancy Brossard, and Sandra Hildreth.

Plein Air Schedule:

Monday, August 12th: Meet the Artists
10 am to 5 pm: Check-In for artists at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery
7 to 9 pm: “Meet the Artists” Reception at Hotel Saranac; public welcome.

Tuesday, August 13th: “Paint the VIC Day”
Artists will be out on the trails at the Paul Smith’s College VIC.
VIC 30th Anniversary Exhibit, spectators welcome, event is free.

Wednesday, August 14th: “Paint the Adirondacks” Day
Free day: artists choose any painting locations they wish.
Suggested painting sites are on the map. Try an Artist Treasure Hunt.

Thursday, August 15th: “Paint the Town” Day
Painters will be throughout the Village of Saranac Lake.
5 pm: Silent Auction begins – Ends 4 pm Aug 17.
5 to 7:30 pm: 3rd Thursday ArtWalk throughout Downtown Saranac Lake.
7:30 pm: Nocturne Contest winner will be announced at Hotel Saranac

Friday, August 16th: “Paint the Saranac” Day
Artists will paint at the Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club in the morning until noon.
6 to 9 pm: Special Preview Party at the Town Hall, tickets $20/person.
Refreshments provided, prizes awarded at 8 pm.
Tickets may be purchased in advance on website or at the door.

Saturday, August 17th: Quick Draw and Show & Sale
9 to 11 am: “Quick Draw” Competition
Noon to 5 pm: Show & Sale, free. Silent auction ends at 4 pm.

Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery is located at 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake. More information is available on their website, calling (518) 891-2615, or by emailing

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