Don’t let Lake Placid fool you, it’s not just a town for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It’s rich in variety across the arts and culture spectrum. The artistic nature of our Adirondack communities flourishes year round. From theater performances and classes, to film festivals and outdoor concerts on Mirror Lake in the summer, your creative and artistic soul will be totally satisfied.
When you own a home in the Lake Placid area you’ll have access to incredible experiences and art centers, including the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA). Offering a variety of invigorating classes as well as dynamic performances, LPCA is loved by locals, surrounding communities, and vacationers. Film buff? Then you’ll love the Lake Placid Film Forum. Put on in June by the Adirondack Film Society, the forum brings enthusiasts from all over the region with special viewings and panel discussions. Special guests are also in attendance, hint hint. Was that Steve Buscemi? Parker Posey?
What about a local concert to cap off an evening? Check out the free Lake Placid concert series on the lake, Songs at Mirror Lake . Hosted every Tuesday from the end of June till early August. Local, regional and national bands attract large crowds filling up Mid’s Park, even bringing kayakers and paddle boarders on the lake over to jam out.
Don’t forget to fill the walls in your new home with some artwork! Stop into a Lake Placid art gallery and prepare to be blown away by beauty. Local photographers and painters showcase their work featuring the entire Adirondack region. Sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, lakes, wildlife, summit vistas, the list goes on and on. Visit Main Street’s LPCA gallery or head down the road to A Point of View Gallery. Don’t be surprised if the walls in your new home start piling up with art from these places.
If you think about it, any home you purchase is a work of art. It appealed to you because of your style, your artistic vision. The houses built around Lake Placid are based off the surrounding artwork. It’s what inspired the builder to construct it a certain way. So in a way, you have the arts and culture scene in Lake Placid, NY to thank for that beautiful home you’re living in or looking at.