Arts and Culture Tour

There is perhaps no greater muse than the scenic landscape that can be found right here along Lakes to Locks Passage. The waterways, the mountains, and the working landscape inspire artists that express their intimate connection to the land through a variety of art forms. This trip will take travelers through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region to explore our arts communities.

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Albany Institute of History & Art
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Albany Institute of History & Art
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections
The Albany Institute of History and Art is one of the premier destinations in the region. While visiting check out their exhibitions on the Hudson River School of Art. This movement started with Thomas Cole who used the landscape as his inspiration for creating America's first artistic style.

The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is a museum in Albany, New York "dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and…

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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Cultural Attractions | Performing Arts
Visit the Tory Savings Bank Music Hall webpage for a schedule of performance. This venue is known to have some of the best acoustics you can find anywhere.

Musicians and audiences marvel at the crystal clarity of sound in this concert venue. A performance in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is a unique experience due to its spectacular acoustics and the intimacy between the performer and the audience.

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Hubbard Hall
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Hubbard Hall
Cultural Attractions | Performing Arts
This historic opera hall is much more than a performing arts venue. They have an art gallery, classes, and educational programs for groups and classes. When visiting don't forget to check out the historic Cambridge Depot, a rail station turned arts incubator.

In 1878, when Martin Hubbard built the opera house at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, there was already an opera house in town. Most small villages in the country had one. Shushan had one, Eagle Bridge had one, Greenwich had three.  Now, 135…

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New Skete Monastery
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New Skete Monastery
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections
Nuns and monks in the foothills of the Adirondack and Green Mountains? Absolutely! They are world famous for their training and breeding of German Shepards, but you should get to know them for their cheesecake. While visiting check out their nature walk and meditative gardens.

"What a wonder each day's sunrise!  As soft rays of light peek over the trees, it is always as if for the first time.  Dawn beckons with an invitation to begin anew, to see things in a fresh way.  'Yesterday is past', it whispers, 'You only…

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Georgi Museum
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Georgi Museum
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections
If you are looking for hidden gems, look no further than the Georgi Museum. I am talking Italian panel paintings and medieval period objects from Zanino di Peitro, Neri DiBicci and Mello DaGubbio in this beautiful museum on the shores of the Battenkill. Before visiting check out their schedule of events for local theatre performances.

The Georgi Estate is situated on nine acres along a curve of the Battenkill. This side of the kill is in Salem township; the far side in the Town of Jackson. Donated by the Georgi Family, the home became a lending library and museum displaying…

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Salem Art Works (SAW)
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Salem Art Works (SAW)
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections
How can one describe SAW other than to call it an experience unto itself. It is an artists colony, an arts school, arts gallery and so much more. When visiting you have to take a trip up Cary Hill for the amazing views.

Salem Art Works (SAW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art center and sculpture park located in rural Upstate New York. Founded in 2005 by artist Anthony Cafritz, Salem Art Works is dedicated to supporting both emerging and established artists in the…

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Fort Salem Theater
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Fort Salem Theater
Cultural Attractions | Performing Arts
From church to fort, back to church and then to theater: through war, fire and vicissitudes, the building now known as the Fort Salem Theater has endured for nearly two and a half centuries. When visiting check out their schedule for farm-to-table dinners. It takes dinner and a show to new heights!

From church to fort, back to church and then to theater: through war, fire and vicissitudes, the building now known as the Fort Salem Theater has endured for nearly two and a half centuries.

In 1761 Joshua Conkey and James Turner…

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McCartee's Barn Fine Art and Antiques
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McCartee's Barn Fine Art and Antiques
Specialty Markets | Art Studio or Gallery
Local painter Harry Orlyk is sort of a local legend. His landscape paintings is the epitome of rural soul meets traditional arts. You can find his artwork for sale here at McCartee's Barn.

Harry Orlyk, George Van Hook, Brian Sweetland, Leslie Peck, David Wade, Stu Eichel, Gigi Begin, Mark Tougais, Janine Thomas, Leah McCloskey, Kate Edwards, Jennifer Lanne and more....artists represented at McCartee's Barn. We are a family run…

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Historic Salem Courthouse
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Historic Salem Courthouse
Heritage Areas and Sites | Historic Museums and Attractions
Community center, arts gallery, and classrooms all in a beautiful historic building. When visiting don't forget to check out the old jail.

The Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem is one of the most important historic public buildings in the region...... contains one of the best preserved nineteenth century courtrooms in the entire state. - Historic Preservation Architect,…

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Blind Buck Farm
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Blind Buck Farm
Specialty Markets | Farmers Markets, Produce Stands, Orchards or Farms
Their specialty is blending fine fibers in unique combinations including natural fibers from local farms.  They dye their own yarn right on the farm, using only heavy metal-free non-toxic dyes.

Blind Buck Farm is a sustainable farm in Salem, New York, established in 2010, owned and managed by Lubna Dabbagh. The farm raises fiber animals, poultry and eggs, and produce. Currently, we have 25 purebred Angora goats, 30 Merino sheep, seven…

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Slate Valley Museum
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Slate Valley Museum
Heritage Areas and Sites | Historic Museums and Attractions
People came from all over the world to mine the unique slate formations found right here in the Slate Valley region. They brought with them their own unique culture and traditions. When visiting don't forget to check out the WPA mural.

Through its focus on the regional history and culture of the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont, the Slate Valley Museum is the leading center for the research and interpretation of the geology, history, and peoples of the slate industry in…

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The Hyde Collection
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The Hyde Collection
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections
Just south of Lake George, this museum has paintings from some of the world's most well known masters.

Charlotte Pruyn Hyde (1867-1963) was born in Glens Falls, NY, into one of the leading industrialist families of the Adirondack region.  Her father, Samuel Pruyn, founded Finch, Pruyn & Company, Inc. – a paper manufacturing business – with…

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1 Albany Institute of History & Art
2 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
3 Hubbard Hall
4 New Skete Monastery
5 Georgi Museum
6 Salem Art Works (SAW)
7 Fort Salem Theater
8 McCartee's Barn Fine Art and Antiques
9 Historic Salem Courthouse
10 Blind Buck Farm
11 Slate Valley Museum
12 The Hyde Collection