Explore the arts of the Adirondacks

A decidedly creative mountain town

Embrace the decidedly creative culture of Saranac Lake this year in this vibrant community bustling with artistic flair and creative expression at every turn. In our unique town, it's not just about the art, it's about fostering a creative culture where people connect and ideas are shared among the mountains and lakes. 

Saranac Lake locals take immense pride in their work. From the culinary masterpieces served up in the area's restaurants to the artwork displayed in our galleries, creativity flows through these streets. Come be part of something decidedly different and experience it for yourself! We've got plenty to explore; whether you're an artist, a writer, or have yet to find your creative groove, this delightfully eccentric town will inspire you!

a woman paints the trees in the park

Creative ways to fill your days

Saranac Lake has plenty to show off! A walk around this charming community will reveal all sorts of unique creative expressions and artwork, be it large scale paintings or a scavenger hunt for recycled bug sculptures! The town also hosts a wide variety of art and music events that will delight your senses and capture your imagination. You won't want to miss scheduled events happening around town like Third Thursday Art Walks, where artwork fills the streets and music fills the air. Throughout the year, enjoy musical and theatrical performances at the Pendragon Theater, art classes, and other art-related happenings all around town. Widening the community of creativity, art-focused events like the ArtMarkets or Plein Air Festival bring artists from around the country to paint in the open air of the Adirondacks.

Live music to our ears

Visual arts aren't the only thing in this town! Live music is always playing around town, whether that's in the park or at venues like The Waterhole and BluSeed. Blues, opera, bluegrass, and more — Saranac Lake hosts all sorts of music from local and out of town bands. Want to give it a listen? Learn more about all the musical opportunities that Saranac Lake has to offer!

a band plays for a large crowd in the park
man sells vases that he has made
people look at art on the street
bug sculpture on outside wall
woman plays guitar on the sidewalk

 

E.g., 04/18/2024
04/18/24 Karaoke Night at the Waterhole
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Waterhole Music Lounge
48 Main St
Saranac Lake
NY
12983
04/18/24 Knitterondackers
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Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake
NY
12983
Open knitting group informational flyer
04/20/24 Mountain MudFest
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Saranac Lake Civic Center
213 Ampersand Avenue
Saranac Lake
NY
12983
Mountain Mud Fest informational flyer
04/21/24 Saranac Lake Collage Collective
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Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake
NY
12983
Saranac Lake Collage Collective with images of scissors