Plein Air Painting at the Keeseville Community Arts Festival

Plein Air Schedule

Tuesday, July 19, 2022: Orientation and Free Painting 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Artist Orientation and canvas stamping at 1719 Block Gallery in downtown Keeseville. Please bring all canvases to the Gallery to be stamped. If you arrive after 11:00 am and no one is at the Gallery, please call (518) 856-3233 to make arrangements with AdkAction to have your canvases stamped.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Gather for a picnic lunch in the park behind Front Street. Bring your own lunch from one of the restaurants on our list of dining options or from home! Canvas stamping will be available at the picnic for interested artists. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Community Caravan:  Meet at the Block Gallery, 1719 Main Street, to check in, receive festival packets, and get canvases stamped. Artists will then go on a driving tour highlighting the approved painting areas, including farms, the historic downtown, AuSable Chasm, and local beaches to get acquainted with the area and become inspired for the rest of the week.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Artist Meet & Greet: join AdkAction and the Keeseville Community Arts Festival Planning Committee for a welcome wine and cheese reception at Harmony Golf Club, 95 North Street, Port Kent NY 12975. RSVP to Attend

Wednesday, July 20, 2022: Paint the Water

All Day: Paint the Water: Artists are encouraged to paint the breathtaking AuSable Chasm or the calmer waters of the AuSable river that run through the town.  Scenes from Lake Champlain and Augur Lake are also encouraged.  

 

Thursday, June 21, 2022: Paint the Farms

All Day: Keeseville is home to several magnificent small farms. Artists are encouraged to paint the pastures, animals, and equipment that make these places so alive.

 

Friday, July 22, 2022: Paint the Town

7:00 am – 3:00 pm  Paint the beautiful historic architecture in Keeseville. Focus on the unique stone buildings, one of the 3 historic bridges, or one of the incredible homes downtown. 

3:00 pm: Artist’s framed paintings must be submitted to the 1719 Block Gallery by 3:00 pm sharp. 

4:30 pm: Jurying. 

6:00 – 9:00: Special Preview Party Reception, 1719 Block Gallery and awards announcements. Artists and those hosting artists are welcome to attend this reception for free.

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022: Show and Sale

10:00 – 12:00 am: Plein Air Brunch – Quiche, mimosas and the opportunity to buy art. Artists and their hosts are welcome to attend this brunch for free.

10:00 – 3:00 pm: Art Show and Sale at the 1719 Block Gallery (additional overflow gallery space TBD). AdkAction staff will oversee the show, so artists can spend the day enjoying the community and painting, but are of course welcome to spend time at the gallery. 

 

Sunday, July 24, 2022: Show and Sale

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Art Show and Sale at the 1719 Block Gallery (additional overflow gallery space TBD). AdkAction staff will oversee the show, so artists can spend the day enjoying the community and painting, but are of course welcome to spend time at the gallery. 

3:00 pm Artists pick up any unsold works.  If you would like to donate any unsold works to AdkAction for our annual silent auction, please contact us at (518) 856-3233

Suggested Painting Locations within 25 Miles

Local Dining Options 

AuSable Brewing Company (DINNER)
Food trucks serve dinner Thursday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brewery open Thursday and Friday 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
765 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville, NY 12944
518-900-2739
*Please note: this year Ausable Brewing will also be open for a public event at 6:00 pm on Wednesday July 20th. The Howl Story Slam is held by the Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio. There is a pay-what-you-can $5 to $10 entry fee for the event. Locally made tamales will be available for purchase.

GiGi’s on the River (LUNCH AND DINNER)
Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
1878 Route 9, Keeseville, NY 12944
518-834-0232

Guiseppe’s Pizza Shop (LUNCH AND DINNER)
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1711 Front St, Keeseville, NY 12944
(518) 834-5050

Green Acres Family Restaurant (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH)
Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
3065 N Main St, Peru, NY 12972
(518) 643-2345

Harmony Clubhouse Bar & Grill (LUNCH AND DINNER)
Open every day from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
95 North Street, Port Kent, NY 12975
518-834-9785

Livingoods (DINNER)
Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
697 Bear Swamp Rd, Peru, NY 12972
(518) 643-2020

McLean’s Family Restaurant (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH)
Open every day from 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
1843 NY-9N, Keeseville, NY 12944
518-834-9612

Pleasant Corner (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER)
Open every day from 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
262 NY-9N, Keeseville, NY 12944
518-834-7127

BATHROOMS AVAILABLE FOR ARTISTS

Clover Mead Farm Store at North Country Creamery
933 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville, NY 12944

Stewart’s Shops
1774 Main St, Keeseville, NY 12944

AdkAction Office
1745 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Keeseville NY 12944
9:00 – 3:00 weekdays

 

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