Artists promoting and nurturing the arts within our community

Notes from Meetings      Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tuesday - 5:30 pm

January 2017

ArtWorks joined into a partnership with BluSeed Studios, enabling us to function as a not-for-profit, to continue our own mission and goals, but to now be part of BluSeed. See the full press release HERE.


ArtWorks Membership Information

ArtWorks Summary 2016

2013 Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year"

Saranac Lake ArtWorks is a collaboration of artists, arts-related businesses, and organizations with the goal of promoting the Arts in Saranac Lake and the surrounding Adirondack communities. ArtWorks encompasses the Visual Arts, Drama, Literature, and Music. Individual artists, performers, and writers are encouraged to join as well as businesses and organizations.

The Mission of ArtWorks includes:
  • cooperative marketing and promotion of our members and their arts-related events
  • maintaining a comprehensive calendar of events on our web site.
  • distributing communications about our members and their events to the media
  • providing assistance and guidance to developing artists
  • creating opportunities for our members to display and sell their work
  • hosting educational programs for the benefit of our members
  • developing the community as a legitimate arts destination
See the statistics for our web site, showing increasing numbers of visitors for 63 of the past 65 months!

Some of our accomplishments (and those of our members) include:
Member Art Display in the Cape Air office on Broadway
The Third Thursday ArtWalks
Group ads in the Adirondack Explorer, the Adirondack Enterprise, Arts in the Park, Saranac Lake Area    Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide, and more.
Organized the Saranac Lake 6er Art Exhibit, May 2013
Rack Cards and postcards
The Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival in March
Press releases, poster & publicity about art events in Saranac Lake
Cover art, text & pictures in Saranac Lake Visitors Guide
Our website - which provides contact information for all our members
Display Booth at the Adirondack Living Show in Glens Falls, the Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts, the Saranac Lake Village Farmer's Market
Display in the Saranac Lake Visitors Center, the Adirondack Business Center, and the 90 Miler Canoe Classic Banquet
Article & pictures in Cape Air magazine, "Bird's Eye View"
The Adirondack Plein Air Festival - August
The HoboFest Music Celebration - September
The Artist at Work Studio Tour - now the last Saturday of July, August and September
Artist postcards at the Saranac Lake Visitors Center
Organized the first Winter ArtWalk
Collaboration with for artist banners in Saranac Lake
Bluseeds Annual "Art Under $100" Starving Artist Show - December and the Holiday Art Stroll
Facebook Pinterest, Google + & Twitter!
Each year at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival there is a "Paint the Town" Silent Auction and the proceeds are donated to other arts related not-for-profits in the area
        - 2009 - $1000 to the Saranac Lake Young Arts Association
        - 2010 - $1200 to Bluseed Studios
        - 2011 - $2000 to Historic Saranac Lake
        - 2012 - $2600 to Pendragon Theatre
        - 2014 - $1000 scholarship to Saranac Lake Central School Art Program
Email announcements to promote our various art events
Collaboration with local government officials on community development issues
Exhibit opportunity in the Cape Air office in downtown Saranac Lake.
Partnering with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), and Blueseed Studios for the Art Trail

If you have questions or are interested in joining, contact Sandy - or call 518-891-1388

Notes from Meetings      Monthly  Meetings: 2nd Tuesday - 5:30 pm