Make art out of cans at free workshop
SARANAC LAKE — Attendees will create their own work of art from discarded aluminum cans at noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at a free workshop led by Joanne Court at the Adirondack Carousel.
Participants will also learn how to successfully market their creations and how their efforts can impact the environment and local economy.
The workshop is part of the Adirondack Carousel’s mission to foster imagination and encourage people of all ages to appreciate the Adirondacks, be environmentally responsible, enjoy the great outdoors, be healthy and have fun.
For more information, visit adirondackcarousel.org or call 891-9521.
Hot Summer Swing tickets on sale
WHALLONSBURG — Tickets are on sale for the Hot Summer Swing: Music and Dancing with the Chris Conte Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.
The trio plays its own arrangements of jazz standards from musical legends. Chris Conte’s smooth vocal style is backed by a talented trio of double bass, drums and piano. Along with music, the evening features a light menu and beverages available for purchase, catered by the Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Cobble Hill Inn and Arsenal Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Kim’s Karpets in Lewis and the Essex Ice
Cream Cafe in Essex.
The grange is located at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road, five miles from the Essex ferry dock. For more information, visit www.thegrangehall.org or call 962-4386.
Artist to teach outdoor art skills
NEWCOMB — Artist-in-residence Bill Elkins will lead an Art Along the Trails workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 Route 28N here.
The workshop out on the trails will cover the basic skills for sketching and painting outdoors. All skill levels are welcome.
Attendees are asked to bring their own waterproof drawing pen, small watercolor set, spiral-bound sketchbook and a container for water.
Call 582-2000 to register.
Entries sought for second round of ARTWays project
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts has partnered with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau to help enrich the arts in the community through a program called Adirondack Coast ARTWays.
Adirondack Coast ARTWays is designed to foster tourism and regional pride on the Adirondack Coast through locally created, original artwork. This place-based artwork will depict distinct themes recognized in the Adirondack Coast Destination Master Plan, including local landscapes, history, agriculture and outdoor recreation.
The ARTWays project is seeking regional artists for its second round, “Adirondack Coast Harvest,” focusing on the region’s deep ties to agriculture.
Artwork must be submitted by midnight on Monday, Sept. 3, for judging to begin, with the unveiling of the “Adirondack Coast Harvest” winner at this year’s Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival on Oct. 6. Artists interested in submitting artwork may visit plattsburgharts.org for more information.