SARANAC LAKE - The 14th annual Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walks will continue this evening. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will again host the talents of regional and local artists of various genres from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown and a couple of outer-lying venues, visitors can go to any participating venue, get a schedule and map, see and experience at their own pace established artists' work and emerging talents from all over the North Country. There will be more than 30 venues this evening marked with festive balloons.
This evening's event extends from Pendragon Theatre on Brandy Brook Road to the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church Street and then on Main St. between River and Church Streets, up Broadway to BluSeed Studios on Cedar Street and then on Bloomingdale Avenue between Broadway and Depot Street at the new Adirondack Carousel.
At Pendragon Theatre, visitors can enjoy the works of photographer, Burdette Parks, and next learn about "The Story of Saranac Lake" in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church Street. The Adirondack Artists' Guild will be showing Marylou Reid's new clay work, "Totems and Vessels," as well as works of other members. The Cantwell Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library will host the "Summer Show" of the Paint and Palette Association with a "Meet the Artist" reception this evening. Visitors to the NorthWinds Fine Arts Gallery on Broadway will see its members' works plus "Cutting Corners," the current show of local artist, Heidi Gutersloh. Up on Cedar Street, BluSeed Studios will showcase Jack LaDuke's new photography, "Sun and Shadow," and visitors can enjoy a "Meet the Artist" reception there from 6 to 8 p.m.
Please note that fine arts photographer, Mark Kurtz, now has his studio upstairs in The Annex, above the Adirondack Artists' Guild, along with the drawing and sculpting studios of Maria DiAngelo and Matt Paul.
Art Walk visitors will also be able to enjoy many types of music this evening throughout Downtown Saranac Lake. Soulful singer-songwriter Theresa Hartford will grace the Berkeley Green stage while several other musicians entertain visitors along the sidewalks, including the sax quartet "Adirondack Saxes," indie-folk group "The Lemmon Drops," Potsdam pianist Matt Bullwinkel, the trio "Dust Bunnies" and accordionist Hannah Huber. At The Waterhole's "Party on the Patio," Rusty Dovos will perform starting at 6 p.m.
In addition, various other artists contributing to this evening include six members of the Lake Placid Poets' Guild; woodcarvers Rachel Lamb and Mark Paul; artist Charlene Deleel and young friends; string instrument builder Charlie Marshall; rug hooking demo by Judy O'Toole; artist Cal Rice; children's photographer Kristin Parker; wildlife photographer Craig Dickey; photographer Shaun Durant; crafter Sarah Humphreys and 2nd-grade photographer Cade Corris.