Shop local, shop for art!

In a town full of artists, artisans, writers, and more creative individuals who simply can't be defined (in a good way), there is no shortage of brilliant art to view, enjoy, and even purchase. Join local creatives at the annual ArtWorks ArtMarkets, where artisans share their work in the decidedly beautiful and inspiring scenery of Saranac Lake.

2022 ArtMarkets

Dates are set!

  • May 8 - Mother's Day ArtMarket at the Paul Smith's College VIC
  • UPDATE! On July 30-31, the village of Saranac Lake will hold an “ArtMarket Weekend”. Downtown galleries, studios, and other arts organizations will be open and welcoming visitors. Demonstrations, special exhibits, guest artists and other events will be planned. YOU are invited to stop in at any arts venue and pick up information about where to go and who is participating. Additional artists located beyond the downtown area may also open their studios to visitors – a unique experience to see the variety of art that is created!
  • Sept 24-25 - ArtMarket and Studio Tour (BluBooth at Market with a BluSeed Concert)

NEW in 2022 – Saranac Lake ArtWorks will cohost an indoor “Mother's Day ArtMarket” at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. We'll have updates soon about this special event, where you can shop with or for your mom and enjoy walking and hiking trails, too!

The remaining ArtMarkets will be in Riverfront Park, along the shore of Lake Flower near the public boat launch and the Church St intersection. Approximately 30 artists set up tents and displays to sell their work. Displays were appropriately spaced and foot traffic managed to make sure Covid safe distances are maintained. Hours are 10 – 3. Please contact Saranac Lake ArtWorks if interested in participating. ArtWorks members will have priority.

Two women smile above face masks amid an outdoor display of paintings.

Studio Tours

We are also bringing back the Studio Tours this summer! See a sampling of work at the Saturday ArtMarket, then visit galleries and artists studios on Sunday. A full weekend to experience the arts in the Adirondacks! Check back for additional information.

One of the goals of ArtWorks is to connect artists and artisans to the community through the presentation of visual and literary arts created in the North Country. The ArtMarkets and Studio Tours are one way of serving this purpose. Galleries and studios in town may also be hosting an open house or other special events. ArtWorks is partnering with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for this event.


ArtMarket Events:

  • Mother's Day ArtMarket held at the Paul Smith's College VIC on May 8
  • Riverside Park Art Markets held the weekends of July 30th, and September 24th, 2022
  • Studio Tours on July 31st, and September 25th, 2022


ArtWorks Studio Tours:

  • Studio Tours on July 31st, and September 25th, 2022

ArtWorks members will open their home studios to visitors. Come see the private spaces where artists work their magic and create their unique products. Ask questions, see the equipment, materials and works in progress, perhaps demonstrations as well. Artist information, addresses, and directions will be available at local galleries, the July 30 ArtMarket, and on the ArtWorks website at


Contact for more information.