SARANAC LAKE - The 14th year of Third Thursday Art Walks will conclude this evening as downtown galleries, businesses and nonprofit entities again host the talents of regional and local artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Organizers say there will be about 30 venues this evening, each marked with a balloon. Visitors can go to any participating venue, get a schedule and map, and see and experience the work of established artists as well as emerging talents, including musicians performing on the streets.
This evening's event extends from Pendragon Theatre on Brandy Brook Avenue to BluSeed Studios on Cedar Street. Venues in between include the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church Street the new Adirondack Carousel on Bloomingdale Avenue and a wide variety of spots on Main Street and Broadway.
(Photo — Jill Wenner)
At Pendragon Theatre's gallery will be an exhibit by local photographer Burdette Parks, called "Simplexity."
"The Story of Saranac Lake," with photographs and descriptions, will be in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
The Adirondack Artists' Guild will show the paintings of Jacqueline Altman in her show, "Water + Color," as well as works of other members.
The Cantwell Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library will host "A Walk in the Woods" by North Star Industries artists, with a meet-the-artists reception.
Visitors to the NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery on Broadway will see Larry Poole's latest handmade artistic prints of old photographs showing children, as well as works of other members.
BluSeed Studios will showcase "Duo," the combined works of artists Diane Fine and Susan Greenspan.
Various other artists contributing to this event 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, jewelry maker Linda Gertsch, children's photographer Kristin Parker, wildlife photographer Craig Dickey, photographer Shaun Durant, crafter Sarah Humphreys and artist Valerie Patterson.
Art Walk visitors will also be able to enjoy many types of music throughout downtown. North Star Industries' Band on the Run will perform at the Berkeley Green stage while other musicians entertain visitors along the sidewalks, including singer-songwriter Theresa Hartford, Potsdam pianist Matt Bullwinkel, local trio the Dust Bunnies, acoustic group the Barn Cats and local folksinger Michael Shepard.