Arts and Culture

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,...

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1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
North Star Underground Railroad Museum

The Museum and the Center are open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 4 pm from the last Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October.

The Museum can be opened for private tours by...

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1131 Mace Chasm Road, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
Adirondack Art Association Gallery
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2750 Main Street
PO Box 158, Essex, 12936
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...

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1424 County Rt 10, Westport, 12993
Adirondack History Museum

 

Elizabethtown's original central school provides ample space for a large collection of artifacts from over 200 years of Essex County history and culture. The 2019 seasonal exhibits...

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7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown, 12932
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...

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1745 Main Street, Keeseville, 12944
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,...

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1610 NYS Rte 22, Essex, 12936
Murals of Port Henry

A Village of Port Henry Walking Tour.  Enjoy this collection of public art.  18 murals are interspersed throughout this historic village; one (no.18)in the hamlet of Mineville also part of the...

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Village, Port Henry, 12974
Depot Theatre

The Depot Theatre in Westport on Lake Champlain's highly entertaining 2019 main stage season includes a revue of best-known musicals, a heavenly, hilarious play and a fan favorite musical...

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6705 Main Street, Westport, 12993
Ticonderoga Historical Society
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6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, 12883
Ti Arts Downtown Gallery
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119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, 12883
Champlain Valley Film Society
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PO Box 743, Willsboro, 12996
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.

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PO Box 125, Ticonderoga, 12883
Creative Bloc Paint & Sip
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4394 Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Erin C. Hall Studio
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6588 Main Street, Westport, 12993
Elizabethtown Social Center
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7626 US Rt 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Essex Theatre Company
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2756 Essex-Charlotte Ferry/Masonic Lodge
PO Box 117, Essex, 12936
Soundwaves

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...

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Ballard Park
Main Street, Westport, 12993
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Wicker Wood,Wicker Wood
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Ti Arts Downtown Gallery,Ti Arts Downtown Gallery
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The Whallonsburg Grange,The Whallonsburg Grange
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Wicker Wood,Wicker Wood
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The Whallonsburg Grange,The Whallonsburg Grange
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Ti Arts Downtown Gallery,Ti Arts Downtown Gallery
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American Legion Post# 224,American Legion Post# 224
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Hancock House-Ticonderoga Historical Museum ,Hancock House-Ticonderoga Historical Museum
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Penfield Homestead Museum,Penfield Homestead Museum
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American Legion Post# 224,American Legion Post# 224
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The Whallonsburg Grange,The Whallonsburg Grange
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Madden's Pub,Madden's Pub
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American Legion Post# 224,American Legion Post# 224
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American Legion Post# 224,American Legion Post# 224
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American Legion Post# 224,American Legion Post# 224