Galleries and visual arts in Saranac Lake

Our Cool art scene!

Every season is the perfect season to visit one of Saranac Lake's many galleries! When warm weather settles into the region many of our artists head outdoors to paint the gorgeous Adirondack landscape. As the colder air takes hold, there's nothing more delightful than warming up with a cup of cocoa as you browse our many galleries and watch our artists at work.

Keep an eye out for our traditional Friday gallery openings, where new work is unveiled every month. Check this blog post to learn more about how to have fun at the art opening.

Art everywhere

Our walkable downtown has many welcoming nooks and crannies. Our galleries delight and our shops beckon. Discover how our restaurants, banks, and even our hiking complexes make art a living and breathing part of this community.

Many of our shops carry local Adirondack handicrafts.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Join the VIC in celebrating the works of Montreal artist Eberhard Froehlich . Eberhard Froelich was last year winner for the best piece of art produced at the VIC, he also won a prize in 2015...

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A Walk in the Woods features 52 pieces from 37 local artists. This show includes pieces of a variety of mediums, and depicts artists' experiences exploring Adirondack forests. A Walk in the...

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Join VIC Naturalists for a guided paddle on Barnum Pond via Barnum Brook. This two-hour program starts with a brief walk to our dock and includes at least one hour on the water. This is a perfect...

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Visit a patient room and cure porch in an historic private home. Meet on the porch of 103 Helen Street in Saranac Lake at 10:30AM. $5/person, children and members of Historic Saranac...

Recent Blog Posts...

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
We have hit our summer stride! August is a golden month here in Saranac Lake. The days are warm, the air is fresh, and the evenings have enough hours to pack them full of outdoor fun. Hit the...
Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Camping is far more than an inexpensive way to stay somewhere. Camping is about living — for a while — in nature. Whether we love the outdoors, want to learn to love the outdoors, or just...
Monday, July 24th, 2017
Submitted by Guest Blogger: Tyler Merriam Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that is performed relatively close to the ground with no ropes, harness, or hardware. Bouldering usually takes...
Friday, July 21st, 2017
My mother used to order me ad nauseam to go outside and play.  “It's good for you,” she’d say.  Turns out, she was right, in more ways than she knew. While her hope was for me to ...
Fly to Saranac Lake via Cape Air The Adirondack Regional Airport, your "Gateway to the Adirondacks," provides quick and convenient access to and from Logan International in Boston, MA. Daily flights are provided...
Join In Our Cool Adirondack Traditions Our scenic location, rugged beauty, and abundant wilderness led the small village of Saranac Lake into the cool ways of life we still observe today.