Inspiration abounds

The Lake Champlain Region, with its majestic mountains, scenic lakes, and historic communities, has long been a destination for artists and writers alike, each one eager to be inspired by the beautiful natural landscape and peaceful solitude. Today, the region is home to a bustling arts community offering galleries, exhibits, Lake Champlain events, festivals, and venues for creative pursuits.

Artistic creativity and historic sites

For an evening of world-class performances with historic charm, don't miss the charming Depot Theatre, a restored 1876 train station — and one of the more popular Lake Champlain attractions — that plays hosts to professional artists throughout the year. Meadowmount School of Music, located in Lewis, is a summer school for aspiring professional musicians where visitors can catch inspiring concerts from students, faculty, and distinguished guests during the summer months.

In the historic town of Essex, visit a variety of art galleries and shops, and attend creative workshops. Discover handcrafted goods, antiques, collectibles, and view local artwork. Stop by the Heritage House in Westport for music and art by local artists, or visit the Hand House Parlor in Elizabethtown and enjpy concerts and performances highlighting 20th century works with instrumental combinations.

Throughout all four seasons, find an array of artistic offerings, celebrations, and festivals on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain! View the list of Lake Champlain lodging and book your trip today. 

Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondacks. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding,...

1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
Adirondack Art Association Gallery
2750 Main Street
PO Box 158, Essex, 12936
Westport Heritage House

The Westport Heritage House is home to the Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Westport Visitor Center. The Chamber of Commerce has completed a new guided walking tour!

The Visitor Center...

6459 Main Street, Westport, 12993
The Whallonsburg Grange

The historic home of Whallonsburgh Patrons of Husbandry #954, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, built in 1915, has been restored and reclaimed as a vibrant year-round community center for music,...

1610 NYS Rte 22, Essex, 12936
The Clayton Family Gallery

The Clayton Family Gallery is located in the Adirondack Architectural Heritage office building, which is located in the renovated, historic Ausable Horse Nail Factory offices. 

The gallery...

1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
Meadowmount School of Music

A world renowned school of music with distinguished alumni. Meadowmount has been instructing students in violin, viola, cello, and piano for more than 70 years. On-campus concerts are offered...

1424 County Rt 10, Westport, 12993

Soundwaves presents world class musical acts in a community summer concert series held on the pavilion stage in the natural amphitheater at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. Curated by veteran jazz...

Ballard Park
Main Street, Westport, 12993
North Star Underground Railroad Museum

The Museum and the Center are open 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The Museum can be opened for private tours by appointment throughout the year. Admission is...

1131 Mace Chasm Road, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
Depot Theatre

Hidden in the trees overlooking a broad bay on Lake Champlain is an 1876 train station, restored to the height of its historic charm. But inside the station -- magic!

The Depot Theatre...

6705 Main Street, Westport, 12993
Ticonderoga Festival Guild

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild provides a diverse arts program year-round. In summer, the Guild presents performances by jazz, folk, and big band acts from around the country.

PO Box 125, Ticonderoga, 12883
Essex Theatre Company
Masonic Lodge
PO Box 117, Essex, 12936
Creative Bloc Paint & Sip
4394 Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
The Downtown Gallery
119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, 12883
Erin C. Hall Studio
6588 Main Street, Westport, 12993
PRIDE of Ticonderoga
111 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, 12883
Port Henry-Moriah Public Art Tour

A collection of art and murals throughout the town created by citizen artists. Map and description available.

Park Place, Port Henry, 12974
Ticonderoga Historical Society
6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, 12883
Elizabethtown Social Center
7626 US Rt 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
1710 Front Street, Keeseville, 12944
Ticonderoga Arts Gallery
6 Moses Circle
POB 335, Ticonderoga, 12883
Champlain Valley Film Society
PO Box 743, Willsboro, 12996