Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wet Paint leads to Success!

Our 5th annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, Aug 15-18, was a great success. 75 artists registered, from all over the northeast and neighboring Canada; 55 little 5x7 "Paint the Town" paintings were auctioned off, raising over $4000; over 200 paintings were on display during the Show & Sale on Aug 18 and 1/2 of the participating artists sold at least 1 painting, generating over $12,000 in sales; $4000 in awards were given out and most importantly artists, residents, and visitors all enjoyed the event. The arts definitely had an economic impact on the village of Saranac Lake!

Congratulations to all the award winners and to the new owners of original works of art that were created during this event. All the results can be found by visiting the Awards page on the Plein Air Festival section of the Saranac Lake ArtWorks web site.

A special thank you goes to our volunteers, who helped make the event work, the Town of Harrietstown, for the use of the Town Hall, the Village of Saranac Lake, for putting up our banners and publicly recognizing the success of the event, to our many Award sponsors, and to our Saranac Lake Business Sponsors - your generous support of the arts if very much appreciated.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Artists (& ArtWorks) at the Market

On-the-Spot Art
This summer, Saranac Lake ArtWorks is at our Saturday Farmers Market in Riverside Park one Saturday each month. We want to show and talk about art in our community, and what better place than the happy, lively atmosphere at the market?!

On August 10th, Cris Winters was joined by Katherine Levin-Lau to play with and demonstrate watercolors with adults and kids. We also gave out loads of information about Saranac Lake ArtWorks, and some of our events, focusing on the Adirondack Plein Air Festival that took place August 15th through 18th.
Katherine with her Tomato Painting
Fernanda painting her Beautiful Rose

The next Artists at the Market event will take place on Saturday, September 21st. Two or three artists will demonstrate their techniques at the tent and we'll be telling folks about the annual "Artist at Work Studio Tour", happening September 27 - 29. The Tour Guide booklets will be out soon, and we'll have lots of them at the market and all over town. Over 40 artists in the northern Adirondacks will show how they do their magic over this peak foliage weekend!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Adirondack Plein Air Festival opens Aug 15 with the "Paint the Town" event. Come watch artists from all over the northeast, and beyond, as they set up and paint in the village of Saranac Lake. 5x7 paintings will be created and donated for a Silent Auction. Great opportunity to get original art! Learn more by clicking on the Festival image.