×

Weekender A&E

Affordable internet, arts focus of 2nd State of the State address

ALBANY — Low-cost high-speed internet service for all New Yorkers and rejuvenating the arts will be top state priorities through 2021 to rebuild a post-COVID-19 economy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday in a continuation of this year’s four-part State of the State address. More ...

Artists Guild will hold juried show online

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild announces its 23rd annual juried competition, to be held from April 1 through 30. Due to the pandemic, the show will be online only. The submission deadline is March 9. Artists may enter up to three works at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. The ...

COVID prompts art gallery to close physical site, relocate eventually

SARANAC LAKE — If you have driven down Woodruff Street recently, you may have noticed something looking a bit different. Having been established for about 10 years, the NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has decided to leave its physical space, where it has been for about five years. However, ...

Winners announced in LPCA’s first Zoom Play Fest

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts recently announced the winners of the Zoom Play Festival, held in late August. “When COVID hit the performing arts world, there were so many playwrights and actors instantly put out of work,” said Tara Palen, director of education and ...

The show must go on … hold

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre has furloughed three staff members, cut back on work for two subcontractors and will temporarily halt operations as it contends with financial hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit community theater, its performers and staff ...

Fashion recycler joins ArtWorks

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks is hosting its first-ever Online Holiday ArtMarket, offering work from more than 20 Adirondack artists for sale. The market is live at www.saranaclakeartworks.org until Tuesday, Dec. 15, with the promise that purchases will be shipped promptly and ...

Alexander’s cowls and shawls help pay students’ tuition

SARANAC LAKE — Susan Alexander has been busy creating cowls and shawls for the Women’s College Scholarship Club to sell as part of their fundraising efforts this year. She had made 17 cowls and three shawls as of late last week. Some were made from traditional wool blends and some, by ...

With new book, Tissot helps fund food program

SARANAC LAKE — Local author Caperton Tissot has a new, ninth book out, a collection of 17 short stories titled “By the Way,” and she is donating 20% of the sales proceeds to AdkAction’s Fair Food Pricing program. AdkAction is a Saranac Lake-based nonprofit group involved in ...

NorthWind artists host ‘Holiday Extravaganza’

SARANAC LAKE — For the second year, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is hosting a “Holiday Extravaganza,” displaying pieces by artists Heidi Gutersloh, Cathy Hartung, Russ Hartung, Lee Ann Sporn, Susan Whiteman and Ed Williams. The gallery’s regular business hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Artists Guild presents holiday show

SARANAC LAKE — The 15 artists of the Adirondack Artists Guild will present a holiday show beginning on Thursday and running through the end of December. Holiday-themed works will be on the “featured artist” wall and will be included in each artist’s collection throughout the ...

Ausable River Association hosts virtual film fest

WILMINGTON — The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host the virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This event is inspired by the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California, which is curated by the South Yuba River ...

Big Little Show returns to Gallery @ LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the community to visit The Big Little Show at the Gallery @ LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, on display from Dec. 3 through 19. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free. There will be no ...

Boost for banjos, fly rods, etc.

WESTPORT — The Essex County Arts Council is pleased to announce 2020 grant awards to five artists. The Artist Career Development grant program is designed to support Essex County artists for specific projects or opportunities that will significantly impact or expand their art careers. ...

Sparkle Village goes online, with Village Mercantile

SARANAC LAKE — With the pandemic making indoor events dangerous, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Village Mercantile to make the 36th annual Sparkle Village Craft Show virtual rather than in person. Vendors will be able to list their items for sale on the ...

Local artists offer work at Online Holiday ArtMarket

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks is trying an Online Holiday ArtMarket as another new way for artists to make a living amid the pandemic. The online platform hosted at www.saranaclakeartworks.org is showcasing more than 20 local artists’ works that may be purchased directly from ...

BluSeed brings back ‘Off the Wall’ exhibit

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is announcing its annual “Off the Wall” exhibit, opening — Sunday Nov. 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the gallery space at the art center at 24 Cedar St. “Off the Wall” features the work of local artists and artisans and the new work that they have produced ...

Artists Guild features Brossard paintings

SARANAC LAKE — Nancy Brossard will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of November. Brossard is a plein air (outdoor) painter and a longtime member of the guild. Her show includes all new oil paintings of the Tri-Lakes area. There are large-scale ...

BluSeed starts to sprout after quiet spring, summer

SARANAC LAKE — To use its name as a metaphor, BluSeed Studios has largely lain dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s starting to push up a few leaves toward the sun. Pottery classes have now resumed on site, with just four students per class, according to BluSeed founder ...

Something to do for Halloween — drive-in movies

The pandemic has led communities to cancel downtown trick-or-treating, but it has also conjured up a new kind of Halloween entertainment in the Tri-Lakes area — drive-in movies. Tupper Lake will have three — one rated PG and two R-rated horror films — thanks to the Wild Center nature ...

New art school set to open in Saranac Lake in January

SARANAC LAKE — When one door closes, another opens. In the case of three local women, that new door will lead into a new art school. Jessica Ackerson, Julia Csanko and Brittany Sternberg had long dreamed of teaching art classes, but when the pandemic hit, they thought the idea would be ...