Saranac Lake Studio Tours

Saranac Lake Studio Tours

Come see why Saranac Lake is a decidedly different Adirondack destination, with art of all stripes around every corner. Take a Studio Tour to meet the artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at the unique art galleries that make this town an artistic hub. On the tours, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about each artist’s process, inspiration, and materials. While seeing works in all stages of progress, you’ll be invited to watch artists demonstrate techniques in a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media including painting, pastel, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, fused glass, photography, fiber art, and more. A Studio Tour will offer a firsthand look into how the Adirondacks — with its lush, natural landscape — inspires artists of all mediums, whether an abstract sculptor or plein air painter.

2019 Tour Dates:

  • June 28 - 30
  • July 26 - 28
  • August 30-31, September 1
  • September 27 - 29
  • October 25 - 27

On November 29 from 5 - 8 pm is a special Studio Tour Art Sale & Celebration. You've been visiting artists' studios, now they will bring their best work to display at this shopping event in the Hotel Saranac Ballroom. Refreshments provided. 

Email ArtWorks or call 518-891-3799 for more details.

Saranac Lake Studio Tours



Saranac Lake Studio Tours Itinerary

Sandra Hildreth: Adirondack ArtSaranac Lake

182 Lake Street(518) 832-0081

Painting the “forever wild” views of the Adirondack Mountains. Painting in oils and watercolors, Saranac Lake artist Sandra Hildreth is inspired by the wild views of the Adirondacks. Primarily working on location, “en plein air”, Hildreth hikes, paddles and even skis to various scenic spots to paint. Much like the 19th century painters of the Hudson River School, she believes her paintings encourage people to respect and value these ancient mountains. Hildreth’s...

Adirondack Artists Guild GallerySaranac Lake

52 Main Street(518) 891-2615

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery has been on Main Street Since 1997. This co-op gallery has been exhibiting the finest artwork created in the Adirondacks. The 15 members have changed over the years, but all of them live and work in the area. There are new exhibits and featured artist receptions every month, year round, usually on the first Friday, from 5 - 7 pm. Stop in, check out the art, and chat with the artist on duty. The work of 15 regional member artists is displayed, year...

Small Fortune StudioSaranac Lake

76 Main Street(518) 891-1139

Tim Fortune has been painting oils and watercolors of the Adirondacks for many years. His varied techniques and imagery have been displayed for the past 23 years in his downtown gallery at 76 Main St. Also on display is the artist working on his paintings because it is also his studio. You will see paintings of different sizes and subject matter which will suit all budgets. Don't miss the Upstairs Gallery where you can experience a selection of stunning large scale watercolors of streams, a...

NorthWind Fine ArtsSaranac Lake

11 Woodruff Street(518) 354-1875

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery opened its doors in June, 2011, and is one of the many exceptional art galleries in Saranac Lake. It is a cooperative gallery with an eclectic group of members showcasing a wide range of media. The gallery moved into its current location, 11 Woodruff Street (formerly Ampersound) in downtown Saranac Lake in November, 2013. Member artists:  HEIDI GUTERSLOH: oil paintings CATHY HARTUNG: watercolor and acrylic painting RUSS HARTUNG: landscape and nature...

Art at the Pink HouseSaranac Lake

25 Woodruff Street(518) 524-0533

Art at the Pink House in Saranac Lake is a gorgeous gallery, busy studio, teaching space, exuberant garden, and sweet home. As biologist/naturalist/botanist by both avocation and training, I use that love, experience, and knowledge to make prints on fabric and paper using plants in a process called botanical contact printing. I add natural dyes for color and fun. In addition to making beautiful products for sale, I teach a variety of classes and workshops, including Botanical Contact Printing,...

BluSeed StudiosSaranac Lake

24 Cedar Street(518) 891-3799

Bluseed Studios was a neglected 1930 industrial warehouse that has been transformed into an exciting visual and performing arts facility. Operating since 2002 as a not-for-profit organization, Bluseed has Ceramic, Printmaking and Framing studios, a Classroom, and a large Exhibition and Performance space. Both local and outstanding traveling exhibitions can be found on display. Regional and nationally known musicians perform there monthly. Classes and workshops for both children and adults are...