Coming Soon: Adirondack Regional Art Trail

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Information  gleaned from the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) 

A new collaboration of non-profit organizations are working together to create an Adirondack Regional Arts Trail that will connect the North Country's arts organizations, galleries, theaters, artists and craftspeople through an online platform to help foster a unified identity for arts and artisan businesses across Northern New York.

The trail will produce a comprehensive strategy to highlight the many arts resources (such as betterArts!) across the Adirondack North Country region, as well as provide artists and artistic venues a stronger presence and a dedicated online home to engage with residents and visitors.

Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake ArtWorks and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) recently received a grant award to get the project started. The grant, in the amount of $59,200 from the New York State Council on the Arts was part of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards announced Dec. 11 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 
Those interested in developing, being a part of, or learning more about the Adirondack Regional Art Trail are invited to attended a meeting this Sunday, Sept. 21, at Arts on the Square in Watertown. The event is hosted by TAUNY and the North Country Arts Council for this daylong event that features exhibits, professional development workshops, networking and a presentation about how the Adirondack Regional Art Trail can help support artists in their careers.

Here's all the information:

Sunday, September 21
52 Public Square,
Watertown, NY 13601
RSVP to Jill Breit:
(315) 386-4289
  •  9 -10 a.m.: Exhibitors set up
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Literary exhibits, product review focus groups meet
  • 10:30-10:55 a.m.: Industry/ Craft Talk 1*
  • 11-11:25 a.m.: Industry / Craft Talk 2*
  • 11:30-11:55 a.m.: Industry / Craft Talk 3*
  • 12-1 p.m.:  Lunch on your own and networking time 
  • 1-2 p.m:  Presentation on the Adirondack North Country Art Trail— Partners will describe the project, and ask for feedback from the audience about the product being developed
  • 2-3 p.m.: How to Succeed in Art by Really Trying: Artists and Writers on 'Making It'—A panel of local artists and writers offer their insight on achieving success in the art and publishing world.  Moderated discussion with subsequent Q&A.
  • 3-3:30 p.m.:  Artist exhibit breakdown
  • 3:30 - ?   Artist Gathering at the Paddock Club 
The Adirondack Regional Art Trail project is made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts through the REDC process and the project works to strengthen arts entrepreneurship in the 14-county North Country. For more information, click here.

Want to be listed on the Art Trail? Click here to fill out the online form:


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.