Tupper Lake Art Show marks 46th year

People attending the 46th annual Tupper Lake Art Show, held for the second year at the Tupper Arts Center on Park Street, take a look at some of the pottery on display. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

TUPPER LAKE — Artists and art lovers turned out to the artists’ reception at the opening of the 46th annual Tupper Lake Art Show Wednesday night, chatting about the paintings, photos, sculptures or quilts they had on display, talking with other artists about their work and celebrating the event’s second year in the Tupper Arts Center.

Last year’s show marked the opening day of Tupper Arts, and the Park Street organization is preparing to celebrate with a “First Birthday Bash” next Wednesday at the bandshell.

The three-week-long art show will go on until Sept. 7. Tupper Arts is chock-full of oil paintings, glass sculptures, clay pots, wood carvings and fabric quilts.

“It’s like Christmas every year when the week comes and they start bringing all this art,” Tupper Arts Director Louise McNally said.

Event organizer Ed Donnelly said there are around 200 pieces in total, with 56 artists submitting up to four pieces each.

“We usually allow artists to put in six pieces of art,” organizer Susan Delehanty said. “This year we had to go down to four because we just had so many.”

There are a lot of local artists, regional artists and a focus on Tupper Lake High School’s student art.

McNally said there are many new artists this year but that returning artists do not always return the same way.

“A lot of artists who have been in the show before, they’ll change, they’ll evolve,” McNally said.