Saranac Lake The 15th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks will conclude on the evening of Sept. 19. Once again, the village, parks, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and live musicians of various genres from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Beginning a free, self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue; pick up a map and schedule, and experience, at their own pace, established artists’ work and emerging talents from all over the North Country. One can start the Walk at any venue. There will be 25-30 venues in all, each marked with a festive balloon.
Starting at Main St. by the Harrietstown Town Hall, that evening’s Walk venues include The Waterhole, Ampersound, Rice Furniture, Blue Moon Café, Adirondack Artists’ Guild, Mark Kurtz Photography, The Downhill Grill, Blue Line Sport Shop, Small Fortune Studio, Upstairs Gallery, Berkeley Green, The Community Store and the Saranac Lake Free Library.
Many local artist galleries will be open during the evening, including BluSeed Studios, on Cedar St., which will be displaying the dual talents of Peter Russom and Noreen Sadue in their show, “Side By Side.” New works from these artists share strong elements such as color and references to the natural world. Their show opens that night with a “Meet the Artists” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Mary Woodcock Johnson’s new Spectrum Fine Art Studio & Gallery, on 8 Academy St., will also be open. It will showcase her watercolor and oil paintings of the Adirondacks and Maine.
Local author, publisher and newspaper editor, Andy Flynn, will be selling and signing his latest book, “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories,” in front of Rice Furniture while woodcarver Mark Paul, will be showing and demonstrating his craft in front of the Blue Moon Café. Crafter, Sarah Humphreys will set up her table in front of The Waterhole, and local photographer, Dan Hausner will have his display outside of Ampersound. Additional artists will also be displaying their work throughout the village.