ALCA-Seltzer Series!



During this time of social distancing and staying safe, we are pleased to present the

ALCA-Seltzer Series: Online Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing!

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz ... These "doses" of online workshops (Seltzer Workshops), short videos (Seltzer Shorts), & livestreams (Seltzer Streams) are designed to help us stay connected with those in our communities, whether near or far away! They will include songs, theatre, studio tours, workshops, concerts ... a wide range of activities that reflect what the Arts Center has offered and will offer again once the danger of COVID-19 has passed. Thanks to all of the talented folks who are part of our series! 

Check this page and visit our Facebook page regularly to enjoy programming as it is posted. And scroll down for links to other online activities: ALCA-Seltzer Series: I (Still) Need a Remedy! And don't forget to visit our YouTube Channel and subscribe: ALCA YouTube Channel, OR JUST CLICK ON OUR LOGO IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THE VIDEOS BELOW. For videos of past Arts Center performances, go to

Please consider helping the Arts Center through this difficult time so we can continue providing programming that both serves and features our communities here in the Adirondacks. A gift of any size is appreciated in this critical time, or consider renewing or purchasing a new membership to support the Arts Center. For more information about how you can give, please contact Executive Director, Christine Pouch, at 518-352-7715.



Your latest "dose"!

#16: The "Paddle Ballet" from "Forever Wild" 2018

The "Paddle Ballet" is from the song and skit show "Forever Wild," a favorite production at the Arts Center for decades. The show, written, produced, and performed by local residents every two years, celebrates all things Adirondack. This hilarious number features Robin Jay, Jamie Strader, Jennifer Bine, and Barbara Westbrook during the first part (to Tchakovsky's "Swan Lake," of course). And be sure to watch the second part, which features Mike Corey in a rockin' Queen song! The 2020 production of "Forever Wild," originally scheduled for June 5 & 6, had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis, but we hope to host performances again at the Arts Center when social distancing has been relaxed. Enjoy!


Seltzer Workshops


#15: Make Your Own Yogurt at Home!

#12: Vermiculture: Aka, Adventures in Harvesting Worm Poo!

#6: "Straw Bale Gardening, a How-T0" with Susan Rollings


Seltzer Shorts


#7: Concert Pianist Nicole Wang

#5: St. Petersburg Mens Ensemble

#3: Pianist Alice Michahelles



#14: Bill Hall, the Black Fly Lullaby

#11: Fiddler Gretchen Koehler

#9: The Rustic Riders

#4: Bob Stump and his Band



#8: Musician/Songwriter Ryan Leddick



#13: Jen Bine, COVID-19

#10: 9 to 5: A COVID-19 parody

#2: "Yesterday" with Mary Leach

#1: "Effective Social Distancing"



ALCA-Seltzer Series: I (Still) Need a Remedy!

This segment of our Series features links to other online content being shared by performers, artists, and arts organizations during this time of social distancing:







From filmmaker Ari Gold:  “I've made our Blue Mountain Lake movie The Song of Sway Lake available worldwide, for friends in quarantine (many of whom couldn't see it). I put a 50% discount code HERE in case you all want to see it!”

From Jeffrey Schan: “(Recently) was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, where my father was a prisoner … In 1995, I completed a composition entitled "No More In Thrall" for string quartet and percussion written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of liberation … I hope this finds you and yours healthy and safe during these difficult times:”

To listen, CLICK HEREand for more information CLICK HERE.

Rebecca Kelly Ballet's 30-year engagement with Adirondack youth: This video shows six repertory-favorite group dances created by Kelly between 2014-2019, for mixed ensembles of 12-25 dancers, ages 7-19 years.

To view, CLICK HERE.   Password: onstage

And Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake invites everyone to join them in the streaming of their 2015 production of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen: “This adaptation is true to the original story and features not only live actors but shadow and life-sized puppets:”

To view, CLICK HERE.


For more information about how you can give, please contact Executive Director, Christine Pouch, at 518-352-7715. Thank you for your continued support of the Arts Center! 

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