LAKE PLACID - The seventh annual Artist at Work Studio Tour starts Friday, Sept. 27 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 29. Part of the tour includes artist studios in Lake Placid, Wilmington and Jay. The Tahawas Lodge Center Gallery in Ausable Forks, will host a photographic exhibition. Also on the itinerary as studios from Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths.
A Tour Guide booklet is available in digital form at SaranacLakeArtWorks.com/StudioTour. Visitors will be able to plan out individualized routes that can take them through the colorful foliage of the Adirondack autumn, according to a press release. The booklets are also available at the Adirondack Artists Guild, NorthWind Fine Arts gallery, and many other businesses in the northern Adirondacks.
"The diversity, dedication, and skill-levels of the artists participating in this year's Tour are impressive. Visiting even a few of the dozens of studios and Artist Outposts will be inspiring and educational," Studio Tour Coordinator Cris Winters said in a press release.
The tour features potters; oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and watercolor painters; collage artists; fiber artists; and photographers. At the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, three artists will show work that includes watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting and copper jewelry. In and near Jay and Wilmington, there is a wide variety of studios and galleries, ranging from pottery to print making.
There will also be three Artist Outposts that will feature several artists working from their mobile studios. At these venues, visitors will be treated to maximum viewing of the artistic process all in one location.
The five artists at Paul Smith's College VIC include oil and acrylic painters (including a plein air painter); a nature photographer; and a glass artist. At the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake, there will be a wood carver and oil and mixed media painters.
In addition to the artists at the LPCA, artists on the tour in Lake Placid include a nature photographer in his Newman Road studio and a watercolor artist at the Lake Placid Library on Main Street. And scattered along the northern edge of the tour there are many artists from Sugarbush to Paul Smiths.