Experience Art in the North Country! Visit various museums and galleries in the Lake George & Adirondack Region of Upstate New York to find unique & varied art exhibitions & presentations including: drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, master craftsmanships, textile collections, rustic furniture, historical artifacts, and assortments of collections by local artists, internationally recognized artists, and museum curators.
A collection of current & upcoming 2018 regional art exhibits have been compiled for you. They include a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions. For more art events, also check out the Antique and Art Events Page.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake
(518) 352-7715. adirondackarts.org
At the Arts Center Gallery and Consignment, artists exhibit in various media including sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, and photography in our five on-site galleries and in satellite galleries around the region. We also feature Shop the AC, an online gallery that sells unique, hand-made functional works of art made by local, regional, and national artists.
(May 1 – 31st)
If you’re a member of the Arts Center and have artwork that you would like our community to see then this is the slot for you! Whether it be a photograph, a painting, a sculpture, woodwork, or anything in between! We would love to have it on exhibit here at the AC!
Summer Session I (June 1st – 30th)
Art in the Public Eye
Downtown Glens Falls
Art in the Public Eye is a not-for-profit organization that promotes cultural activities, public exhibitions, and local artists in the Glens Falls Region.
•24 Hour Playfest – Create, Compete & Collapse! 10 teams of one writer, one director and 3 or 4 actors are randomly selected and meet for the first time on Friday night. A theme is announced and each team has one hour to meet before dispersing for the night. Writers set to work writing a 10 minute play which is complete by 5 AM the next morning. Directors and writers rehearse all day for an 8 PM performance. Audience votes for the best play!
• GEM Fest – July 27, 2018 – Glens Falls Entertainment & Music Festival brings musicians and artists together for a one day celebration in downtown Glens Falls. Bands perform in downtown venues, gallery spaces feature work from local artists and the streets come alive with art and music!
•Chalk Fest – A sidewalk painting celebration in August. Held at City Park, Glens Falls.
•Outdoor Cinema – July 6 – September 7, 2018. Films will run on Fridays at dusk in Glens Falls City Park. Check back for film listings! Weather dependent.
Bolton Historical Museum
4924 Main St., Bolton Landing
(518) 644-9960. boltonhistorical.org
Learn about the history of Bolton Landing. Photographs and exhibits feature hotels, old tools, boats, ice harvesting equipment, local businesses, steamboats, camping, ice boats, vintage clothing, lakeside mansions, farm implements, schools and families. Many historic photographs were taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard and Fred Thatcher. A 1900 Smith-Granger rowboat and a steel sculpture by local artist David Smith are also on display.
- Spring: Open Weekends 9AM-4PM
- Summer: Open Daily July 4 – Labor Day 9AM-4PM, and 7-9PM (but closed on Sunday Evenings).
- Fall: Open Weekends 9AM-4PM
Chapman Historical Museum
348 Glen St., Glens Falls
(518) 793-2826. chapmanmuseum.org
“Remembering the History of Glens Falls, Queensbury & the Southern Adirondacks.”
- The Delong House – Guided & self guided tours of the late 19th century Glens Falls home (permanent exhibit).
- Stoddard Mini-Exhibit: Watercraft – Seneca Ray Stoddard photgraphs of guideboats, canoes, skiffs, etc. used on Adirondack waters.
- The Secret Life of Signs – New exhibit coming soon!- We will examine the evolution of signage from the end of the 19th century through the mid 20th century with an emphasis on the local region and it’s surrounding counties.
Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls
(518) 792-6508. crandalllibrary.org
Informational, educational & cultural exhibits for the public to view.
3754 Main Street, Warrensburg
(518) 623-2928 www.whs12885.org
Learn about the history of Warrensburg (people, places & events) through artifacts, photographs & exhibits. Young and old-alike will enjoy these exhibits that include period clothing, school & church history, logging & farming tools, and items from 1850 – 1950 (Warrensburg’s “Golden Age”).
- Tools and Toys for Winter Activities– Examine unique winter season tools and toys that are hand crafted as well as some mass produced peices to give the viewer a sense of the personality of some of the hand crafted peices.
- The War to End all Wars:America joins World War I – Start with learning about life in Warrensburg in the years leading up to the war and learn how life changed in Warrensburg during the war years. Read about the soldiers who answered the call of duty and who died and who came home. Finally see what life was like in Warrensburg in the years following the war.
- Paul Guerny – Learn about local Paul Guerny who was born in 1904 and grew up in Warrensburg. A talented musician and artist, who went on to Cornell University and later designed the bandstand which is now an iconic symbol of Warrensburg!
Hours: Year Round
Saturdays 11AM-3PM (Memorial Day thru Columbus Day)
Route 74 East /100 Fort Ti Rd., Ticonderoga
(518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org
This 2,000 acre picturesque historic landscape alongside Lake George and Lake Champlain boasts many daily programs, activities, gardens, and museum exhibits for the entire family!
- Soldiers’ Barracks: Fully restored in 1931, the South Barracks has been the museum’s primary exhibition space. The building encompasses three stores and nearly 10,000 square feet of gallery space covering topics from prehistory to the 20th century.
- Iron & Stone: Building Fort Carillon – This exhibit will explore the construction of Fort Carillion between 1755 – 1759. Hands-on components will allow visitors to see what it was like to be a mason at Fort Carillon.
- Artillery Laboratory: The laboratory has been updated with new hands-on activities and experiences. Do you have what it takes to lift a cannon barrel? Experience the skills of the 18th century artillerymen first hand.
- Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution – Fort Ticonderoga has been recognized for its extensive and encyclopedic collection of historic weapons. A staple of the museum’s exhibitions for the past 80+ years has been its displays of weapons of the colonial wars and Revolution. In recent years, significant additions have been made to the collection through strategic acquisition and major donations. Organized by theme, this exhibit explores the roles of military, civil, and hunting weapons in early American society and how through necessity and design, these weapons all came together to arm a fledgling American army struggling to become free. Located on the second floor of the soldiers’ barracks.
- “It would make a heart of stone melt” Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga – Explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Medical care of troops was of paramount concern to the armies that sought to attack or defend Ticonderoga and each army had well-established medical systems. Organized into several sections, the exhibit presents an overview of medical practices, diseases of the army, and the treatment of wounds for the French, British, and American armies of the French & Indian War and American Revolution.
- Pottery, Pork, and Pigeon: The 18th Century Menu at Fort Ticonderoga – Discover the variety of food consumed by troops during the French & Indian War and American Revolution; and view the ceramics, glass, cutlery and table wares used by the military.
- The Face of War/Le Visage de Guerre
- USS Ticonderoga
- Object Lessons: Perspectives on Material Culture – This exhibit offers a unique way to experience historical objects and will show how every object has many stories to tell.
- Diorama-Rama: History in Miniature – Vivid three dimensional models reconstruct past events, buildings, people and things before there was computer simulation or film. Various dioramas depict Fort Ticonderoga at different times and this exhibit explores how our perspectives change about history over time.
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls
(518) 792-1761. hydecollection.org
Art Museum and Historic Hyde House, a 1912 American Renaissance mansion, that houses works in demand by museums from around the world, and hosts creative educational programs for children, families, adults and seniors.
- Rockwell Kent(1882-1971): An American painter, printer and illustrator, who settled in the Adirondacks in 1928, Kent painted many of his works in his Adirondack studio based on drawings from extensive travels to exotic locations such as Alaska, Greenland, Ireland and more. (April 8 – July 22, 2018)
- The Juried Show: The 27th Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition features works from competing area students who hail from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. Works are reviewed and selected by a jury composed of local art professionals. (Spring 2018)
Lake George Arts Project
1 Amherst Street, Lake George
(518) 668-2616. lakegeorgearts.org
This local organization has been providing quality programs in the arts for Lake George region residents and visitors since 1977. All exhibits are displayed inside the Lake George Arts Project’s
Courthouse Gallery: hours during exhibitions: Tues-Fri 12-5pm; Sat 12-4pm
- May 5 – June 8th Rob O’Neil
- July 7 – Aug 10th Jenny Hutchinson
- Sept 22 – Oct 26th Frank Owen
- Nov 10 – Dec 14th Joshua and Adolph Rosenblatt
Lake George Historical Association Museum & Bookstore
In The Lake George Institute of History, Art & Science (formerly the Warren County Courthouse)
290 Canada St., Lake George
(518) 668-5044. lakegeorgehistorical.org
The history of the Lake George Region is well represented through exhibits found throughout the building and displayed by the Lake George Historical Association. Conveniently located directly in the heart of Lake George Village, the Lake George Historical Association Museum is a landmark destination for locals & vacationers to visit. For a detailed description of special exhibits that lie within the Lake George Historical Association Museum & Bookstore, please click here.
Lower Adirondack Regional Area Council (LARAC)
7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls
(518) 798-1144. larac.org
A non-profit organization that offers exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, readings, and events. Exhibits are displayed in the Lapham Gallery at LARAC:
- LARAC Members Show – A non-juried showcase to feature the artistic talents of our LARAC Members. (May 25 – June 29)
- Atmosphere – Featuring artists Kristen Dahms, Diane Swanson, Betty O’Brien, Leslie Ferst. (July 13 – Aug. 10)
- Salem Art Works Show – Featuring Artists from Salem Art Works (Aug. 24 – Sept. 21)
- Upside Down Juried Show – A juried exhibition of selected works by regional and local artists. (Oct. 5 – Nov. 2)
North Country Arts Center
• 6 Pine Street, Glens Falls (office)
• 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall – 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls
• Art in Chestertown Gallery – 6378 State Route 9, Chestertown
This non-profit cultural organization displays exhibits at a two locations. These exhibits change on a monthly basis and are available to local artists year round.
The following exhibits are displayed in the 2nd Hall Gallery at City Hall on Ridge Street, Glens Falls:
The following exhibits are displayed in the Art in Chestertown Gallery at 6378 State Route 9 in Chestertown:
North Creek Depot Museum
5 Railroad Place, North Creek
(518) 251-5842 northcreekdepotmuseum.com
Local history & Heritage of the Adirondacks including the railroads, Teddy Roosevelt and skiing.
- View “North Creek & the Adirondack Railroad” – a scale model exhibit built by Dunham Studios (Railroads on Parade).
- Learn about the Adirondack Railroad and how it impacted the region.
- Discover Theodore Roosevelt’s ride to the Presidency and how he affected American Life through his Presidency.
- Experience the History of Snow Trains and how it led to the skiing at Gore Mountain.
- Explore the history & impact of the D&H.
Old Fort House Museum
29 Broadway – Route 4, Fort Edward
(518) 747-9600. oldforthousemuseum.com
Campus of historic buildings make up multiple permanent exhibits for visitors to enjoy including: The Old Fort House Museum, 1840 Tollhouse, Riverside School House, 1853 A. Dallas Wait Law Office, Cronkhite Pavilion, Water Works Barn, Doctors Apothecary Garden and Schoolhouse’s Privy.
Old Fort House Museum Hours:
- Open 1-5PM daily (June – August) – closed on National Holidays
- Open 1-5PM Tuesdays – Sundays (September – mid October) – closed on National Holidays
- Open year round by appointment
Rogers Island Visitors Center
11 Rogers Island Drive (Rte. 197), Fort Edward
(518) 747-3693. rogersisland.org
View historical displays, exhibits and archaeological artifacts on Fort Edward’s Native American inhabitants through the Revolutionary War at this base camp for the famous Robert Rogers. Three new exhibits:
- Replica of Fort Edward: The Original Fort From the 1700s
- Original Timbers From Fort Edward
- An Anchor Exhibit
Salem Art Works
19 Cary Lane, Salem
(518) 854-7674. salemartworks.com
An art center & sculpture park for emerging & established artists. Exhibits are displayed within two galleries: 1. Barn 2 Gallery (a converted dairy barn that shows various experimental contemporary art); 2. Cary House Gallery (A restored rustic farmhouse that houses avant-garde imagery of contemporary art)
The Shirt Factory
A community of artists, shoppes, services & galleries housed in the former McMullen-Leavens Shirt Factory. Visitors are invited to wander around & see artists’ studios, shop, take classes/workshops, and visit galleries. The Shirt Factory Gallery represents the tenants of The Shirt Factory and special guest artists, exhibiting their artwork and handmade work.
Slate Valley Museum
17 Water St., Granville
(518) 642-1417. slatevalleymuseum.org
Enjoy a variety of special events, programs, and exhibits that talks, shows & informs the public about the geology of slate, the history of slate quarrying, and the life of the quarrying community in the New York and Vermont Slate Valley Region.
- The Dream and the Reality: Immigration and Assimilation in the Slate Valley of New York & Vermont, 1840 to Present – Learn how immigrants to Slate Valley helped the slate industry into a booming business (permanent exhibit).
- Heavy Lifting: Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850 to Present (permanent exhibit).
- Neil Rappaport Photographs: Documentary Photographs of Slate Company Workers in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s (permanent exhibit).
Tannery Pond Community Center/ Widlund Gallery
228 Main St., North Creek
(518) 251-2505 tpcca.org
Provides educational, cultural & social programs, events & exhibits to the public. All art is exhibited in the Widlund Gallery at the Tannery Pond Community Center (10AM-4PM):
Town of Chester Library
Main St. (Route 9), Chestertown
(518) 494-5384. chesterlibrary.org
Various artists’ works are exhibited on a monthly basis in both the Ruplin Gallery and in the Display Case at the Town of Chester Library.
World Awareness Children’s Museum
89 Warren Street, Glens Falls
(518) 793-2773. worldchildrensmuseum.org
The Museum’s permanent interactive hands-on exhibitions “Go! Where Children Discover the World.” These fun, educational & interactive exhibits focus on home and family life, music, world fashion, money and marketplaces, art and artifacts from around the world. Kids will be able to immerse themselves in other cultures through hands-on multicultural activities and connect with other international kids through art, costumes, traditions, and face-to-face via computers. Discovery guides and special activities & programs are offered.
The following are the World Awareness Children’s Museum’s hands-on art exhibits:
- One World Gallery – Experience unique art & artifacts; view projected images of the international youth art collection.
- Kids Connect – Learn about world culture via videos & computer programs.
- World Music – Play interesting instruments.
- The Marketplace – Find textiles, traditional clothing, produce, etc. in the Nigerian Marketplace.
- Home & Family Life – Discover the Japanese traditions.
- World Fashion – Browse through the costumes & clothing from around the world.
- Globe Theater – Use the stage to learn traditional dances.
- Count Me In – Learn about coins & stamps from around the world.
- Experience Gallery – Paddle the imaginary water on the dragon boat.
- Express Yourself Art Studio – Use crafts, art supplies & books of folktales to express yourself.