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Visiting artists to ‘paint the town’ at Plein Air Festival

  • When: Sunday, August 24, 2014, time TBA
  • Where: Village of Saranac Lake, NY
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Outdoor, Art, Community

SARANAC LAKE — Sixty artists are now registered to participate in the 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival from Aug. 21-24.
Organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks, 75 artists from all over the northeast are expected to attend.
Watch their artists “Paint the Town” on Thursday, Aug. 21. All participating artists are asked to create and donate a 5x7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.
They can set up and paint anywhere in town. Any business or home owner who would like to see their place painted, should contact Sandy at 891-1388.
Provide the name and address and ArtWorks will provide a list of requested painting subjects to the artists. There’s no guarantee they will choose to paint them and there is no obligation on your part to purchase the paintings, but organizers hope you will at least come and look at them.
The donated paintings will be set up as a Silent Auction in the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main St., by 5 pm on the 21st and it will continue until 3 pm on Sunday Aug 24. Saranac Lake ArtWorks uses the Silent Auction as a fundraiser and a way to give back to the community. This year we are going to work with the Saranac Lake Central School District to offer a college scholarship for an art student as well as some money for art supplies to the art teachers.
All the plein air events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Watch the artists paint, ask questions, suggest painting spots - and if you really see something you like, inquire about making a purchase. It’s a great opportunity to come home with a unique piece of the Adirondacks! There are several pre-event activities going on as well: the Wild Center is offering free admission from Aug 17-20 to any artists who wish to paint on the property and a plein air painting workshop is being offered at the Paul Smith’s College VIC on Aug 19-20, taught by Tennessee artist Gayle Levée - there are still a few spots open.
For more information, visit saranaclakeartworks.com/pleinair. To request a view or location painted, contact Sandy Hildreth at 518-891-1388 or shildreth@roadrunner.com.

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