ArtWorks Studio Tours

Fri, 06/30/2017 9:00 am


Tour the studios and galleries of local artists

June 30 and July 1-2 | July 28-29-30 | Aug. 25-26-27 | Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 | Oct. 27-28-29 | Nov. 24-25-26

Celebrate the beauty and creativity of our many artists. Participating Saranac Lake and Lake Placid artists will open their home studios and galleries for the ArtWorks Studio Tours. Join us the last weekends of June through November for this special inside look.

An abundance of art awaits

Area artists welcome you to experience this rare insight into their working studios. Explore genres ranging from painting, ironwork, ceramics, and photography, to quilting, fiber arts, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings, and more. This is a great opportunity to see artists at work and have the chance to watch demonstrations and engage in discussions. 

Pick up an ArtWorks Studio Tours guide at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery (tour headquarters) on Main Street, the Carousel, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Visitor Centers, Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center, Pendragon Theater, and area galleries to find out which artists will be participating on each day. The guide offers information about each artist and gallery, as well as a helpful map to assist you in planning your personal tour.

Want a preview? Click here for a downloadable copy of the participating artists and their locations

This event is sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks. Information about participating artists will be available at all the area galleries. 

Artists and galleries

The Studio Tours will begin the weekend of June 30, July 1 and 2 with the following artists and galleries:


The Adirondack Artists Guild has offered fine art to the Adirondacks since 1997. The Guild is a newly renovated, cooperative gallery featuring 15 award-winning local artists working in a variety of media. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


BluSeed Studios is a nonprofit workspace dedicated to the creation, promotion, and presentation of the arts in the North Country. See works on display in the gallery, and artists at work in the pottery and printmaking studios. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Marie Cogar will demonstrate the techniques and materials she uses to create her unique fused glass art. She will also have finished art pieces for sale. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1.


Tim Fortune is a widely acclaimed oil and watercolor painter. He will be working on large-scale watercolors in his Small Fortune Gallery, which also functions as his studio.

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1.


Georgeanne Gaffney creates romantic, contemplative, acrylic landscape and figurative paintings rich in color and texture. She will be working on current pieces in her studio, and displaying pieces in all stages of progress. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Catherine Hartung is an award-winning acrylic and watercolor painter. She will be demonstrating her use of acrylic paints at NorthWind Fine Arts, surrounded by many of her own works on display. 

Fri. June 30.


Sandra Hildreth is a plein air painter of Adirondack landscapes in oil and watercolor. Works are often begun at a remote outdoor site, with finishing touches applied in the studio. 

Sat. July 1.


Stephen Horne began his career as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator and museum exhibit designer, and has now returned to paint and canvas. Working in acrylic and oil, he explores landscapes near his home in Paul Smiths, and along the rolling seascapes of Nova Scotia and beach dunes of Florida. 

Sat. July 1.


Mark Kurtz Photography is a black-and-white, fine art photographer working in both digital and film formats. Mark also works in commercial and editorial assignment photography and is the official photographer for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Diane Leifheit—Point of View is a Plein Air pastel painter, Diane will be working in her studio and displaying her intimate local landscapes and portraits. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1.


NorthWind Fine Arts is a cooperative gallery with a membership of 11 local artists. You will meet members of the co-op demonstrating their skills in a variety of materials and styles. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Mark Paul will demonstrate woodcarving by hand with traditional tools. Come see how those wonderful birds, wood spirits and walking sticks evolve from Mark’s imagination into reality. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Mary Lou Reid will be displaying her delightful garden art, as well as her functional pottery and decorative pieces. She will also be giving demonstrations in her ceramics studio. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1, Sun. July 2.


Peter Shrope creates unique handcrafted pottery using original glaze recipes made with 100% pure crushed Adirondack rock. 

Fri. June 30, Sat. July 1

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