SARANAC LAKE-On March 12, Saranac Lake ArtWorks gave Carol Vossler, creative director of Bluseed Studios, a check for $1,200 to support their children's programs and classes.
The check was presented in front of the sold-out crowd at the Crackin' Foxy and Frankenpine performance. The money came from a Silent Auction that ArtWorks held in conjunction with the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, held last August in Saranac Lake. Artists donated 5x7 paintings created outdoors at various locations in the village for the auction.
This multi-decade arts development effort has led to a number of significant results. The Third Thursday ArtWalks have been going on for 13 years. The number of galleries and artist studios located in the area continues to grow. There are monthly exhibit openings, concerts, plays, poetry slams, workshops, open-mic nights, and more during every month of the year.