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Free arts festival this weekend in Lake Placid

September 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - This weekend, Saranac Lake ArtWorks is putting on the Adirondack Arts Festival, a free, three-day exploration of Adirondack cultural heritage.

The theme is "Adirondacks: A Place to Dream."


Friday Sept. 7, Lake Placid Center for the Arts

-6:30 p.m. - Opening reception

-7:30 p.m. - Keynote speaker, environmental philosopher Marianne Patinelli-Dubay


Saturday Sept. 8, High Peaks Resort

-8:45 a.m. - Exhibits open

-9 to 10:30 a.m. - "A Place to Paint," by Caroline Welsh, director emeritus, Adirondack Museum

-11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - "A Place to Photograph," by the Adirondack Photography Institute

-12:30 p.m. - Lunch

-1:30 to 3 p.m. - "A Place to Write," the Adirondack Center for Writing

-3:30 p.m. - Recap and discussion

-4:30 p.m. - Exhibits close

-6 p.m. - "A Placid to Film," Palace Theatre, by Adirondack Film Society

-8 p.m. - Dinner for presenters, open to attendees

-9:15 p.m. - Music and storytelling by Tom Akstens, NorthWoods Inn


Sunday Sept. 9, Adirondack Community Church

-10 a.m. - A tribute to the early people, by John Martin, Kay Olan: A creation story and thanksgiving address of the Mohawk peoples


For more information, visit or, or contact the Lake Placid Institute at 518-523-1312 or



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