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.

Brighten Champ's world

Click the image below to download and print the Champ coloring page!

A coloring page showing a drawing of Champ, the Lake Champlain monster

 

Legendary

Port Henry
Village, Port Henry
A Village of Port Henry Walking Tour. Enjoy this collection of public art, featuring eighteen murals that are interspersed throughout the historic village; one (#18) is in the hamlet of Mineville.
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Port Henry
Village, Port Henry
A Village of Port Henry Walking Tour. Enjoy this collection of public art, featuring eighteen murals that are interspersed throughout the historic village; one (#18) is in the hamlet of Mineville.
Arts and Culture
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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.
Arts and Culture
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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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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...
Arts and Culture
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Keeseville
1745 Main Street, Keeseville | (518) 834-9328
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State's Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the...
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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...
History
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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...
Arts and Culture
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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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Ticonderoga
119 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga
Welcome to Ti Arts! We invite you to discover the work of local artists in an expanding variety of media including painting, photography, pottery, wood, textiles, print making, sculpture and jewelry on exhibit and for sale. We offer or provide space...
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Westport
6459 Main Street, Westport | (518) 962-8383
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 will be opening for the season in late May, weekends only...
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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.
Arts and Culture
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Westport
6459 Main Street, Westport | (518) 962-8383
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 will be opening for the season in late May, weekends only...
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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...
4124
Keeseville
1745 Main Street, Keeseville | (518) 834-9328
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State's Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the...
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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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Westport
6459 Main Street, Westport | (518) 962-8383
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 will be opening for the season in late May, weekends only...
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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...
Weddings
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Keeseville
1745 Main Street, Keeseville | (518) 834-9328
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State's Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the...
History
37
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...
Arts and Culture
4124
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.
Arts and Culture
4158
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...
4124
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...
Professional / Services
4124
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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Essex
1610 NYS Route 22, Essex | (518) 963-4170
Arts and Culture
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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...
History
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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...
Weddings
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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
2310 Main Street, Essex | (518) 645-5655
Arts and Culture
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Ticonderoga
6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7868
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Keeseville
1719 Front Street, Keeseville | (518) 569-0001
Arts and Culture
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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.
Arts and Culture
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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...
Arts and Culture
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