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2024 Keeseville Community Arts Festival
July 19-20

Schedule of Festival Events

Is your business or organization having live music, a visual or performing arts event, or arts activity happening during the festival? Contact [email protected] to be included in the schedule of events.

Pre-Festival Events

Tuesday, July 16: Plein Air artists begin painting the sights around Keeseville. See what they’ve created at the Plein Air Show and Sale starting Friday! Information for Plein Air artists here.

Thursday, July 18: Learn about the Agricultural Arts with a tour of Keeseville’s iconic farms by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), including Ausable Brewing Company, Mace Chasm Farm, North Country Creamery, Sand River Community Farm, and Highlands Vineyard, with lunch by Northern Feast. The fee is $60 per person and $50 for Young Preservationists (35 and under). This outing requires pre-registration and is first come, first served, sign up here.

Friday, July 19

Morning Children’s Programming at the Keeseville Free Library

Plein Air Show & Sale Opening Reception at the Old Stone Mill
Sponsored by AdkAction
5:00 – 8:00 pm
See what artists have chosen to paint around Keeseville in the days leading up to the festival! Enjoy wine and cheese while viewing 120 newly created works of art by 40 talented artists, showing the beautiful landscapes and architecture of Keeseville. Paintings are available for purchase from Friday’s opening reception through Saturday afternoon. Admission to the reception and a portion artwork sale proceeds benefit AdkAction. $10 at the door. 

Live Music in Riverside Park
Sponsored by the Keeseville Business Association
7:00 – 9:00
Bring a chair or picnic blanket to enjoy live music alongside the Ausable River in downtown Keeseville. Entrance to the park is located next to the Keeseville Free Library on Front Street.

Live Music at Ausable Brewing Company 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 765 Mace Chasm Rd.

Saturday, July 20

Color Walk/Run (5k and 1 Mile Fun Run)
Sponsored by Dynamix Fitness & Wellness
Registration 8:00 – 8:50 at Dynamix Fitness & Wellness Studio, 1701 Front Street. Run begins at 9:00 am at the walking bridge and ends in the same place. $10 Registration fee. More info and advance registration:

Plein Air Show & Sale, Brunch with the Artists at the Stone Mill
126 Ausable Street, Keeseville
Sponsored by AdkAction

Show open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brunch available 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Performance by Meadowmount School of Music 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Enjoy mimosas and light brunch fare (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) while viewing 120 newly created works of art by 40 talented artists, showing the beautiful landscapes and architecture of Keeseville. Paintings are available for purchase from Friday’s opening reception through Saturday at 4:00. Gallery admission is free, brunch is $10 at the door. 

Arts in the Park & Free Kids Arts Activities
Location: Lawn outside the Old Stone Mill and at the Ausable Valley Grange
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hands-on demonstrations from local artists in pottery, flower arranging, beading, jewelry making, candle making, and graphic arts. 

Free Ice Cream donated by Stewarts Shops!
Face Painting
Tie Dye Workshop for Kids (includes Keeseville Community Arts Festival tee to dye!)

Outdoor Painting for Kids at the Keeseville Community Garden
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Front Street next to Adirondack Hardware

Anderson Falls Heritage Society Scavenger Hunt for Kids 
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
96 Clinton Street

Live Music at Ausable Brewing Company 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 765 Mace Chasm Rd.

Plein Air at the Festival

The Plein Air portion of the 2024 Community Arts Festival will take place from July 16-20, with three days of painting, and two days of showing and sales. Registration is currently full. Contact [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.

After registering, please remember to sign and return your Artist Participation Agreement and return by mail to AdkAction, PO Box 64, Keeseville NY 12944, or scan and email to [email protected]. Contact [email protected] with any questions in the meantime.

Support the Festival

With your help, the festival will showcase arts and culture in Keeseville, bring visitors to our community, and help promote a sense of togetherness. Sponsors are recognized in many ways leading up to the festival and at festival events. Please consider becoming a sponsor at any level, we would be thrilled to have your support!

To make a sponsorship contribution by check: make check payable to AdkAction and indicate that it is for sponsorship of the Keeseville Community Arts Festival. Checks may be mailed to AdkAction, PO Box 64, Keeseville NY 12944, or dropped off at the AdkAction office on the second floor of 1745 Main Street during business hours. Be sure to include your name or business name as you would like it to appear on our sponsor list.

Art Festivals

Thank You to our Supporters

Festival Sponsors

Wright Family Foundation

Andy & Kathy Prescott

Chapel Hill Foundation

Arts Activity Sponsors

The Keith & Nancy Johnson Family Foundation

Michelle Drollette
& Luke Pepper

Amy & Bruce Meighan

Charles Kilbourne

Diana & Greg Zais

Arts Sponsors

Maria & Rick Russell

The Fernholz Family

Timothy J. McCormick

Keeseville Business Association

Beth & Brian Stevens

Prize Sponsors

Brittany & Lucas Christenson

Jamie Craft

Tom & Karen Birdsey

Supporter Sponsors

Nancy & John Hoch

Melissa & Doug Wolf

Pepsi Keeseville

Todd Townsend & Megan Burns

Additional Support

Arnold's Grocery

Barbara Berger

Davidson Real Estate Group

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This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

The Keeseville Community Arts Festival is made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council’s Cultural Assistance Program Grant with funding provided by Essex County.

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