Lake Placid Music & Arts

Art in the Adirondacks

It's no surprise that the Adirondacks have such a thriving arts community—the region's vast forests, peaceful waterways and scenic mountains have long served as a muse for the creative. Lake Placid's striking landscape offers an inspirational backdrop more beautiful and more vivid than one can imagine—and it changes with each new season.

Today, artists and musicians of all genres are inspired by the natural setting and solitude of the mountains. Lake Placid boasts several venues for the arts and hosts a variety of performances — from classical music to family-friendly shows, rock concerts to community plays and musicals. Whatever your preference, there are an array of Lake Placid events and enriching family activities available throughout the year.

The Adirondacks are home to professional and community theaters, studios, and renowned music schools. Likewise, museums and historical societies dot the region, preserving Lake Placid's history and displaying artifacts of the Adirondacks' storied past.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts offers programs in the areas of music, theater, dance, art, and film in addition to galleries, exhibitions and workshops. Similarly, the Lake Placid Institute works to enhance and celebrate cultural life throughout the Adirondacks. Working with other regional arts organizations, the Institute develops and presents programs including chamber music seminars, roundtable discussions, and poetry and photo contests, among others.

Come enjoy all of Lake Placid's artistic offerings—and view the work of renowned local artists. If you have the good fortune to visit during the summer months, don't miss an evening of music with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Adirondacks.

Book a reservation online today and start inventing your perfect day!