Adirondack Plein Air Festival
See the Adirondacks through artists' eyes!

The 2017 Plein air festival is Aug. 14 – 19

The Adirondack region has long been known as a wonderful, wild vacation retreat and the inspiration for numerous artists, writers, and musicians. The artists who come and take part in the Adirondack Plein Air Festival know that very well, which is what attracts them from all over the country. It's the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi, yet it's still within a day's drive of the major cities of the Northeast. There are mountains, lakes, rivers, bogs, forests, farms, and small communities — a full variety of subject matter for artists. This year, 90 artists submitted applications and 50 were selected to participate.

Plein Air Painter

The Adirondack Plein Air Festival involves four-and-a-half days of painting followed by a huge show and sale on the last day that could very well have 500 fresh, wet paintings that were created during the event. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the creative process as well as to enjoy the Adirondack environment themselves. Visit the event website to see the full schedule or stop by the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, at 52 Main St., to get more information.

Sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks


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