Inspiration abounds

The Lake Champlain Region, with its majestic mountains, scenic lakes, and historic communities, has long been a destination for artists and writers eager to be inspired by the beautiful natural landscape and peaceful solitude. Today, the region is home to bustling arts communities 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, the charming Depot Theatre, a restored 1876 train station — and one of the more popular Lake Champlain attractions — plays host to professional artists throughout the year. Meadowmount School of Music, located in Lewis, is a summer school for aspiring professional musicians where music lovers can catch inspiring concerts from students, faculty, and distinguished guests during the summer months.

In the historic town of Essex, a variety of art galleries and shops provide beautiful and intriguing visual arts and crafts. Discover handcrafted goods, antiques, collectibles, and view local artwork. The Heritage House in Westport regularly hosts music and art by local artists, while the Hand House in Elizabethtown often offers concerts and performances highlighting 20th century works.

Throughout all four seasons, there is a wide array of artistic offerings, celebrations, and festivals on the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain!

Legendary

Port Henry
Village, 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 Town of Moriah. See map under Amenities: Information pdf.
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Port Henry
Village, 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 Town of Moriah. See map under Amenities: Information pdf.
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Westport
6705 Main Street, Westport | (518) 962-4449
The Depot Theatre in Westport on Lake Champlain is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station. Celebrating its milestone 40th anniversary season in 2018, the main stage line-up of shows includes fan...
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Elizabethtown
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown | (518) 873-6466
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 include "Bootleggers & the Law in the ADKs," "One Earth - Two...
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Keeseville
1745 Main Street, Keeseville | (518) 834-9328
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, appreciation, and stewardship of the Adirondacks' unique...
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Au Sable Chasm
1131 Mace Chasm Road, Au Sable Chasm | (518) 834-5180
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 appointment throughout the year. Admission is free but donations are...
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Elizabethtown
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown | (518) 873-6466
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 include "Bootleggers & the Law in the ADKs," "One Earth - Two...
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Ticonderoga
119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga
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Keeseville
1745 Main Street, Keeseville | (518) 834-9328
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 offers regular exhibits and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
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Ticonderoga
PO Box 125, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6716
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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Au Sable Chasm
1131 Mace Chasm Road, Au Sable Chasm | (518) 834-5180
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 appointment throughout the year. Admission is free but donations are...
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Elizabethtown
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown | (518) 873-6466
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 include "Bootleggers & the Law in the ADKs," "One Earth - Two...
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Elizabethtown
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown | (518) 873-6466
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 include "Bootleggers & the Law in the ADKs," "One Earth - Two...
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Essex
1610 NYS Rte 22, Essex | (518) 963-7777
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, movies, theater, lectures, classes and family events. The...
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Westport
1424 County Rt 10, Westport | (518) 962-2400
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 weekly in July and early August.
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Essex
2310 Main Street, Essex | (518) 645-5655
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Westport
6588 Main Street, Westport | (518) 524-1450
Erin Hall Studio offers Hand-printed textiles, home goods and gifts.
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Westport
6588 Main Street, Westport | (518) 524-1450
Erin Hall Studio offers Hand-printed textiles, home goods and gifts.
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Ticonderoga
6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7868
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Westport
Ballard Park Main Street, Westport
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 trumpeter & Westport resident Taylor Haskins, the...
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Ticonderoga
PO Box 125, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6716
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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Keeseville
1719 Front Street, Keeseville | (518) 569-0001
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Ticonderoga
119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga
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Willsboro
PO Box 743, Willsboro | (518) 963-4170
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Essex
2756 Essex-Charlotte Ferry/Masonic Lodge PO Box 117, Essex | (518) 526-4520
Enjoy quality theatrical performances in the historic town of Essex! From dramatic, heartwarming plays to cherished musicals, each summer season offers something special.
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