'ART LIVE' demonstrations planned as part of Cranberry Lake Art Show this weekend
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:36 pm

John Dragun demonstrates art glass and neon glass making. Dragun will be one of the featured artists at this year’s Cranberry Lake Art Show.

CRANBERRY LAKE -- This summer will mark the second Cranberry Lake Art Show, featuring the art of the towns of Clifton and Fine in the northwestern Adirondacks Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year’s show, staged at Cranberry Lake Fire Hall community room on Route 3, will feature new and unique artists along with a public demonstration by participating artists called ART LIVE.Corky Halberg, one of the artists expected at ART LIVE, demonstrates jewelry making.

On Saturday, 10 artists will demonstrate their artistic work during ART LIVE from 1-3 p.m. There will be an artists’ reception with refreshments open to the public from 3-5 immediately following.

The entire show is open and free to the public.

Donations will be accepted.

“Last year we successfully honored the talent here and sparked more visitors to this absolutely beautiful and often unsung part of the Adirondack Park,” said Gail Gotham, show organizer. “Over 300 people enjoyed the show and many promised to return this year.”

“A unique and rich artist community has flourished here — chronicling the beauty and wild nature of our lakes, rivers and wild forest,” said Gotham. Famous artists Frederic Remington and Marc Chagall both spent time in Cranberry Lake and returned to be inspired by the peace, quiet and wilderness here.

We have something absolutely beautiful from every artistic genre,” said Gotham.

Much of the work will be for sale and a silent auction will accompany the exhibition to raise funds for next year’s show. “We hope collectors of Adirondack art will come to the show and discover some unsung amazing talent,” Gotham said. “We choose to make our community better and we look forward to sharing some of our gems with the larger region.”