Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tupper’s Lake 2019 Plein Air Festival

tupper lake plein air festivalThe 2019 Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival has been set for October 8-13th. Artists will have the opportunity to capture inspiring vistas and landmarks that have help define this iconic Adirondack town.

Some of the many scenic opportunities awaiting artistic interpretation include the winding Raquette River, with the Ox-Bow and its many marshes, Bog River Falls at the headwaters of beautiful Tupper Lake, the mountains, lakes, and ponds surrounding the town, and local landmarks like the Beth Israel Synagogue, the Wild Center, and the Oval Wood Dish factory.

The schedule includes:

October 8: Community Tours – Check in to the Festival at the Tupper Arts building at 106 Park Street, Tupper Lake anytime between 9 am and 6 pm. Painting can begin as soon as canvasses are stamped. Community tours to local sites for artists to get inspiration will occur during the afternoon and early evening.

October 9: Paint the Water – Artists have abundant views of Tupper Lake, Raquette Pond, Lake Simond, Bog River Falls, the Raquette River, Little Wolf, Gull Pond, Panther Pond and the wetlands that permeate the perimeters of the waterways through and around the town.

October 10: Paint the Town – Tupper Lake offers a variety of architectural structures, new and old, along with revitalized streets and storefronts that invite artistic interpretation. The gazebo at the municipal park, the Bandshell at Flander’s Park, Beth Israel Synagogue, the Oval Wood Dish factory buildings are all landmarks that add special touches that help define the history and spirit of the town.

October 11: Paint the Landscape – From the top of Raymond Hill on Route 3 entering Tupper Lake from the west, to the panoramic display of the Seward range behind LP Quinn Elementary School, to the spectacular views of Mt. Morris, from several locations along Raquette Pond, artists are rewarded with an array of Adirondack vistas.

Special Preview Party: October 11, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm. This event will offer the public a first look and the opportunity to buy any of the artwork created during the festival. Wine and local cheeses will be available during the event. $10.

Show and Sale: October 12, 2019, from 10 am to 6 pm, and October 13 from 10 am to 3 pm. AdkAction and Tupper Arts staff and volunteers will be on site to man the show and sale. Artists are invited to speak with patrons or spend the day painting whatever they chose and enjoying Tupper Lake.

Artist can register for the event online. More information is available by calling (518) 593-8753.

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