Sunday, July 11, 2021

ArtWorks announces open air markets

Saranac Lake ArtWorks, a non profit cultural community since 2008, has announced two open-air ArtMarkets in lieu of the (currently on hold) Third Thursday ArtWalks.

Last September, the organization held a similar ArtMarket at Riverfront Park (much like the Farmer’s Market), providing artists with a safe place to showcase their artwork, and to network with the community while selling their work.

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with ArtWorks for this outdoor event to help continue to promote them in 2021. The markets will take place at Riverfront Park on Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, September 17, with Sunday of each weekend as the rain date. Members of ArtWorks will have the first option to participate, followed by non-members who have previously participated in similar events by ArtWorks. Admission is free, but there is a small vendor fee for participation.

ArtWorks will also be showcasing the 13th Adirondack Plein Air Festival, running from August 16th to the 21st. Artists will be painting outdoors, with some of the indoor events being adjusted for COVID safety. Plans are still unconfirmed for the Show and Sale that features new paintings produced during the festival, but ArtWorks is making progress with plans to host a live event. However, potential reservations and proof of a negative COVID test of vaccination may be required.

Lastly, regional art galleries are open in the North Country with limited capacity and limited numbers of occupants. Sandy Hildreth, the president of Saranac Lake ArtWorks says the following on having more events and exhibits live: “We encourage art lovers to come see the new exhibits and find out how creativity has overcome the pandemic. We are looking forward to more outdoor theatre and music events this summer as well.”

For a comprehensive listing of cultural events in the North Country, ArtWorks provides a calendar of arts events online at

For more information on any of ArtWorks 2021 events email:

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