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Artisan Trails in Washington County

Date/Time: 7/13/2018 - 7/15/2018

Artisan Trails in Washington County

Washington County artisans/artists will invite the public to visit their shops/galleries or studios for the ‘Artisan Trails in Washington County’. This is a free, county-wide event during the weekend of July 13 – 15. The public will be guided to each artisan site via a downloadable Trail map and road side signs.

This will be the first year for this event. Its purpose is to educate the public about the skill and processes that go into the production of craft and art work and to generate sales during and following the event. We believe that through personal contact with each artisan, visitors can become loyal customers and supporters of the diverse craft traditions currently practiced in Washington County NY.

“When you visit a country, visit the forgotten artisans of the narrow streets because they are the ones who made that country! Do this, not to honor them but to honor yourself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan (Author).

Find the “narrow streets” of the countryside on the Artisan Trail in Washington County trail map which will provide directions to each artisan participant. The map will be available at each artisan site, their web sites, and/or social media page and on the Facebook page listed below. This map will be available June 15th. Participants sites will have a yard sign at their location.

A complete list of artisans and artists participating in this year’s event is available on the website; www.artisan-trails.com

Washington County

Phone: (518) 683-3025



Artists’ Open Studio Tours

Date/Time: 8/11/2018 (10:00 am - 05:00 pm)

NorthCountryARTS is presenting two one-day, self-guided artist studio tours on consecutive weekends. The first will highlight artists in Glens Falls to be held on Saturday, August 4 from 10AM – 5PM. The second tour will be Saturday, August 11, 10 AM – 5PM highlighting artists in the Lake George and North Warren region of Warren County. Brochures with maps and descriptions of the 25 participating artists’ work are available at the NorthCountryARTS’ gallery at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls or you can contact Fred Holman at 518 803-4034.

Warren County



Summerland Family Concert: Let’s Dance with the Cabrini Trio

Date/Time: 7/13/2018 - 1/1/1970 (10:00 am)

A family-friendly introduction to dance music from around the world offers young listeners a chance to meet the instruments up close. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Gina Cuffari, bassoon/soprano
Nuno Antunes, clarinet
Vlada Yaneva, piano
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Crandall Public Library

251 Glen St, Glens Falls NY 12801

Cost: Free; donations appreciated.

Kid Friendly: 1

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Summerland Music Society: Folklife Fantasy

Date/Time: 7/26/2018 - 1/1/1970 (07:00 pm)

Featuring a world premiere work of Panamanian composer Emiliano Pardo-Tristán commissioned by Summerland Music Society and Crandall Public Library. Plus, folk song-inspired works by Sheng, Schumann, Vaughan Williams and D’Rivera.
Charlie Powers, cello
Christopher Bush, clarinet
Aimee Tsuchiya, piano
Carol Minor, piano
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Crandall Public Library

251 Glen St, Glens Falls NY 12801

Cost: Free; donations appreciated.

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Summerland Music Society: The Mysterious Lady

Date/Time: 8/9/2018 - 1/1/1970 (07:00 pm)

Pianist Cary Brown will provide an improvised live soundtrack to the 1928 silent spy thriller starring Greta Garbo.
Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.

Crandall Public Library

251 Glen St, Glens Falls NY 12801

Cost: Free; donations appreciated.

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Shanty Boat Picnic

Date/Time: 7/1/2018 (11:00 am - 02:00 pm)

On Sunday, July 1st, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, the World Awareness Children’s Museum will host artist Wes Modes and his rustic recreated mid-century shanty boat at the Yacht Basin, 159 Broadway, in Fort Edward. The shanty boat installation is part of a compelling art and history project, “A Secret History of American River People.”

Families are invited to bring a picnic to the park and enjoy music, children’s activities and games. Children and adults will enjoy a visit to the shanty boat, and will be invited to hear and tell stories of how the canals and the Hudson River have impacted their lives, and the lives of past generations. Modes seeks out people whose stories are not typically part of the historical record, stating “I try to find our elders who grew up here and remember a different time and a different river.”

The project has exhibited nationwide in conjunction with expeditions on the Mississippi, Tennessee and Sacramento Rivers. Now in the fifth year of the project, the artist has already traveled more than 1,250 river miles on the shanty boat and talked with thousands of people about the river before beginning his next journey on the Hudson River.

159 Broadway, Fort Edward