Adirondack Plein Air Festival


Adirondack Plein Air Festival

Join us in Saranac Lake!

Whether you are a fine art collector or a plein air painter, we invite you to join us in Saranac Lake in August for the 13th annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival. At this point we are taking into account all possible scenarios, from a live, in-person event, to artists painting on their own and an online show. Plans will evolve as Covid-19 vaccines make progress.

ARTIST REGISTRATION IS OPEN at Online Juried Shows, where all the event information is available, as well as on our Website.

The event schedule, if allowed to be held, will be much like prior years. Monday Aug 16 artists will check-in and start painting, and there will be a public “Meet the Artists” reception, along with nocturne painting that evening.


Painting the Night!

“Midnight, Town Hall”, done in 2020 by Kari Ganoung Ruiz.

Artists paint at the Paul Smiths VIC on Aug 17 and are free to choose locations on Aug 18. The 19th is “Paint the Town” day and the 20th location to be determined. Spectators are welcome!


Friday evening, Aug 20, the special Preview Party is planned, and the Show & Sale will open Saturday. All plans of course are subject to Covid-19 restrictions.