Cool Beginnings - Flourishing Future
The Third Thursday Art Walks - held annually from June through September - started in 1999 as a way to help revitalize downtown Saranac Lake by drawing attention to our creative community and its historic downtown. Saranac Lake revitalization efforts started in 1994 and the arts since that year have been instrumental in branding this town as an arts community. The Art Walks have played a major role in this endeavor.
One of the core advantages of the Art Walks is to bring the visual, literary, and performing arts to the community and visitors alike in a family-friendly atmosphere by having participants bring their talents on to the sidewalks to create a party atmosphere. One can hear music while viewing artwork ranging from children's pieces to amateur to the professional.
Art Walk Galleries:
- Adirondack Artist's Guild
- Georgeanne Gaffney's studio
- Small Fortune Studio & Gallery
- Mark Kurtz Photography
- NorthWind Fine Arts
- Art at the Pink House
- Piece by piece Studio & Quilt Shop
- Peter Seward Upstairs Studio
- Cape Air Gallery
- Spectrum Fine Art Studio
- Pendragon Theatre
- Bluseed Studios
In addition to our galleries, many of the downtown businesses open up their sidewalk space — and in some cases, their interiors — to exhibit artist's work including craft, photography, painting, and live performers.