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

Deborah Geurtze StudioSaranac Lake

437 Kiwassa Lake Road(607) 643-1931

Color etchings hand-printed on my big fly-wheel press. 

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...

Words are My World StudioSaranac Lake

39 Main Street(518) 891-3827

Author. Poet. Photographer.

Georgeanne Gaffney StudioSaranac Lake

47 Main Street(518) 524-8603

Figure and landscape paintings in varied mediums, acrylic, oil and encaustic in all states of progress from start to finish.

Mark Kurtz PhotographySaranac Lake

52 Main Street(518) 891-2431

Centuries-old methods of fine art printmaking, plus new adaptations explained. 

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...

Hotel Saranac GallerySaranac Lake

100 Main Street(518) 891-6900

Karla Brieant : Nature and landscape photography Emmett Smith : Kinetic sculpture, slipcast porcelain, and hydroelectricity November 29 Open Studio Art Sale & Celebration. 2019 Studio Tour artists bring their best work to the hotel to launch the holiday season. $15 Admission

Historic Saranac Lake GallerySaranac Lake

89 Church Street(518) 891-4606

Art of the cure exhibit and museum showcasing Saranac Lake's unique history as a world-wide center for TB research and patient care, audio tours too.

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 is an art gallery, gift shop, and working studio that specializes in fiber and mixed media art. The Pink House Gallery presents a new exhibit each month from June through December of high quality, beautiful artwork by a wide range of fiber and mixed media artists. Small workshops and classes are held in the adjoining studio space, where owner Cris Winters can be found working on her own fiber and mixed media art. 25 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake By appointment.

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...

Wellsprings Spectrum StudioSaranac Lake

4 Wellsprings Road(518) 524-1998

Fused glass artist. Demonstrates designing, cutting and creating art pieces from glass.

Adirondack Art StudioPaul Smiths

241 State Route 86(415) 297-1700

Betty Hendrick : Printmaking: Note cards, post cards, art prints, and more. Anne Hughes : Compositions using elements from the Adirondack forest.

Adirondack Rockware StudioRainbow Lake

473 County Route 60(518) 327-5247

Unique hand crafted pottery using original glaze recipes made with 100% pure crushed Adirondack rock

Stephen Horne StudioPaul Smiths

9049 State Route 30(518) 327-3552

Landscape paintings from the Adirondacks and Central NY; seascapes from Cape Breton, NS and Ocracoke Island, NC, with works in progress in a new 900 sf light-filled studio.

Mountain Farm StudioVermontville

9979 State Route 3(518) 891-2552

A variety of hand-carved birds, wood spirits, and bears.

Edith's GalleryOnchiota

2305 County Route 60(518) 891-5467

Oil paintings of Adirondack landscapes, birds and points of interest. The gallery is surrounded by perennial gardens in a natural wooded setting.