The Adirondack Region nurtures an active community of artists and musicians, enriching the lives of both residents and visitors.
From soldout shows and athletic events at the Glens Falls Civic Center, to intimate performances in Washington County's Hudson River Music Hall, the region delights audiences with world class performances. Downtown Glens Falls boasts renowned theatre, welcoming famed performers to the Adirondack Theatre Festival and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Further north is the popular Lake George Dinner Theatre at the Holiday Inn Turf at Lake George, while classical music and opera lovers enjoy the unique cultural experience of the Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association in Bolton Landing.
Adirondack summers are abundant in arts and entertainment. The Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne attracts teachers and students from around the globe. Concerts and festivals such as The Lake George Jazz Festival, a summer concert series in Glens Falls, and community musical events throughout the many towns and villages, fill the season with performances for every taste and age. Each June, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council festival, with its juried art and craft show, draws crowds of more than 20,000 to downtown Glens Falls.
Year-round, the Crandall Public Library hosts art exhibits, celebrated writers, and musical events, as well as special collections, public programs, gallery and educational services. The Hyde Collection is truly a remarkable group of works, showcasing the art of Rembrandt, Picasso, and Renoir, among others, and highlighting exhibits of both regional and international significance. Just minutes away, the fascinating history of Glens Falls and its connection to The Adirondacks is showcased in The Chapman Historical Museum. Across town, the historic Shirt Factory features varied artisan creations, as well as ample learning opportunities for art enthusiasts. For the kids, The World Awareness Children’s Museum facilitates an appreciation of cultural diversity, offering hands-on exhibits, youth art, and educational programming.
For centuries, the Adirondacks have attracted artists to its tranquil and inspiring landscape. Today, arts and entertainment continues to captivate residents and visitors, serving as a vital part of the Adirondack communities.
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