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2019 Keeseville Plein Air Festival

July 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

AdkAction’s 3rd Annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival is an event designed to share the beauty of Keeseville with artists far and wide while aiding in community revitalization efforts. It is a great opportunity for artists to experience the wonder of Keeseville’s historic architecture, the famous AuSable Chasm, and the breathtaking agricultural community. The event will take place July 9th- 14th, with headquarters at the beautiful 1719 Block Gallery in Downtown Keeseville.

There will be 3 days of outdoor painting, visits to local farms, breweries, and wineries. Art collectors and community members are invited to attend the Wine and Cheese Preview Party starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 12th and to the Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm to view and buy art created during the festival.

2019 Schedule

July 9: Check-in, canvas stamping, dinner with hosts, community members, and artists. Painting officially begins as soon as canvases are stamped.

July 10: Workshop with Patrick McPhee (registration available for $50) from 8 am – 2 pm. Open painting for others.

July 11: Open painting.

July 12: Open painting.

Bonus Theme: “Rise Up” Artists are encouraged to paint scenes inspiring the sensation of people, places, things, or spirit “rising up” in Keeseville. Artists are encouraged to submit a “Rise Up” painting to be eligible for the $250 Community Revitalization Prize. The proceeds from the “Rise Up” paintings directly support community revitalization.

Special Preview Party: The evening of July 12th will feature a special preview party, providing the public with a first look and chance to buy all of the paintings created during the festival. Wine and local cheeses will be provided, $10 door charge.

July 13 & 14: Show and Sale- AdkAction staff and volunteers will be on site to man the Show and Sale from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Artists can come down to the gallery to speak with patrons or spend the day painting whatever they choose and enjoying the community.


10 Day Extended Show in Essex, NY

New in 2019: Extending show with limited artworks at the Adirondack Artists Association gallery in downtown Essex, New York.  We have invited Keeseville Plein Air artists to paint a larger geographic area this year to keep the scenes and energy fresh.

From July 15 – 24th you will be able to see a selection of artworks created during Keeseville Plein Air at the Essex gallery. We will hold a public reception on Saturday, July 20th from 6 pm – 9 pm at the gallery at 2748 Essex Road in Essex, NY in the Old Firehouse.


July 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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