Our Mission

Engaging cultures through Music, Dance, Film, Food, and the Visual Arts

 

Adirondack Global Arts Festival was created with the purpose of promoting culturally diverse arts programming in the Adirondacks.  The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Reason 2 Smile, Adirondack Diversity Initiative, John Brown Lives and Adirondack Film Society have collaborated to bring this festival to the communities of the Adirondacks.   The festival this year is diverse and includes in school programming, restaurant events, LPCA events and more.  

In school events slated for March 6th,8th, and 9th at Westport School and a screening of the movie Coco for area students in the Spanish language arts, March 9th at LPCA.  The film is shown again in the evening with a discussion group.  

Friday evening March 9th brings music events to two local restaurants including a live broadcast of the Beat Authority..  Saturday morning March 10th is Student Fest in Saranac Lake at the Adirondack Carousel.  

Our festival culminates with all afternoon and evening programming Saturday March 10th at the LPCA..  Workshops for all ages, an indoor street fair, and performances all within the theme of Global Arts.

This year’s festival brings 3 headlining performers to the LPCA from the Burlington area.  Burlington Taiko Japanese drummers, Jeh Kulu West African Drum and Dance Troupe and Sabouyouma Afro-Funk Band.  Our street fair and workshops will range from Tibetan singing bowls and henna tatoos, to Kenyan goods and Caribbean food.  

 

Adirondack Global Arts Festival is an annual community event.

It is created with the support of local sponsors and grants



FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts
  • North County Public Radio
  • The Beat Authority
  • John Brown Lives!
  • Reason to Smile
  • Adirondack Film Society
  • Brianna Knapton Sanford