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The 14th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival returns this summer from August 15-20.

The Festival Plein Air will bring together artists from across the country. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the Adirondacks through the eyes of these talented painters and will have the opportunity to bring those memories home through their paintings.

The festival kicks off with a free “Meet the Artists” reception on August 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Saranac, partner and sponsor of the event. Completed artworks will be on sale starting August 19 at the special Friday Night Preview Party scheduled from 6-9 p.m., and at the Show & Sale on August 20 from 12-5 p.m. Harrietstown Town Hall. The Saturday Show & Sale is free and open to the public. Tickets for the special Friday night preview party are $20 each and can be purchased at the door or online by visiting

Saranac Lake ArtWorks, established in 2008 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2020, has a mission to use the arts to promote Saranac Lake and the surrounding community.

“Our Outdoor Festival continues to grow in popularity each year, despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented in 2020 and 2021”, Sandra Hildreth, president of ArtWorks, said. “We are thrilled to have the event run in person like last year, bringing artists and visitors to our region from across the country. Our success is the result of the hard work and dedication of ArtWorks members and the overall support of our local arts and business community. The event means more than just bringing in visitors for the day. The week-long festival gives them a reason to stay.

The deadline for artist submissions and nominations is April 15 and are still accepted by visiting and selecting the Adirondack Plein Air Festival. Full event details can be found by visiting

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