The Arts Center has been providing visual and performing arts, arts education, workshops, and other programs to the residents and visitors of the Adirondack Park since 1967! We wouldn’t be able to do any of it without the generous support of our communities. We have been virtual, but we look forward to our return to live programming in June 2021!


Announcement coming soon for
our 2021 season: 
"Back in Blue!"

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will soon be announcing our return to live, safe programming in 2021 that we're calling “Back in Blue!” Having remained closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arts Center will be reopening its doors on Thursday, June 24, and will remain open through Monday, Oct. 11.

The Arts Center will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., and will feature gallery exhibits all season in its first-floor spaces. COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including social distancing, temperature taking, and contact tracing, and wearing of masks by all visitors will be required. our Gift Shop will also be reopened to the public.

Both our Weekend Performance Series and the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival are returning in a fun and SAFE format. We will be creating an outdoor arts space called the “Seltzer Space”, the brainchild of General & Artistic Director George Cordes and named for our popular virtual series of video shorts and streams, the ALCA-Seltzer Series: Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing. The Seltzer Space will consist of a large tented area, a stage with lighting and sound, and flexible seating. For indoor performances (concerts requiring use of our Steinway piano), indoor audience will be limited, and the performance will be projected onto a large outdoor screen for overflow audience. 

Stay tuned for more details on all of these exciting activities!

Everything the Arts Center does is made possible by generous funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, along with our sponsors, including Pine’s Country Store, Tony Zazula, the Jane Jacobs Music Fund, Stewart’s, Cloudsplitter, and David Myers in memory of Anne Vaccaro and Jayson Grigsby.


2021 ADK Quad-County DEC Grant Awards Announced!

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY—The ADK Quad-County Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA/Arts Center) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 DEC Grant awards. With funds made available by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), ALCA’s DEC program is regranting a total of $91,720 for 30 projects throughout the four counties the Arts Center, as the region’s DEC site, serves: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties.

Click here for more info and a list of recipients!


Click on the image above to view our Shorts and Workshops!


We are now restreaming our 2020 Streams - and releasing new 2021 Streams!


Click on the image above for our new virtual exhibit: Sylvia Vidal!


Click on the image above for our first exhibit: artist Sarah Price!