When visiting the Adirondack Coast, immerse yourself in the local arts scene. Attend an open air concert, take in a stage performance at one of our regional theatres or browse a local art gallery.
Hill and Hollow Music presents music ensembles of national and international stature in formal concerts at the charming historic Saranac United Methodist “Church in the Hollow,” along with extensive community outreach. On the history time-line they have covered every period: from medieval, renaissance, and baroque played on replica historical instruments, through the classical, romantic, and twentieth-century eras, to contemporary, jazz, and traditional folk and dance music.
Since its inception, the Ballet Ensemble has become a regional ballet company, encompassing the geographical areas of Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, Keene, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. The organization was designed to develop a community of young people from the North Country, and to provide performing experience for student-dancers in the art of ballet and contemporary dance. The North Country Ballet Ensemble endeavors to offer live concert dance performance in the North Country so that it is understood and appreciated as an art form. At the same time it is the intent of the organization to provide a background in the classics and more modern day ballets for young dancers to enhance their dance education. Additionally, the NCBE's mission includes educational outreach to underserved communities and populations, which might otherwise not see live (dance) performance.
At the Plattsburgh State Art Museum find permanent collections and changing exhibits range from antiquities to contemporary art - including one of the country's most complete collections of works of Rockwell Kent.
The Depot Theatre is a professional theater producing five plays with six performances per week from late June to September. The historical building is a functioning train station built in 1876, making journeys with the theatre both literal and figurative. These theatrical journeys require no passport or baggage, just your willingness to sit in a comfortable seat while professional artists dazzle you with story, song and dance.
The Strand Center Theatre is a landmark of cultural and historical importance. Located in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh, NY, the Strand Center Theatre was originally built as a Vaudeville Theatre in 1924 and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. With ambience similar to the Broadway experience, you can enjoy films, music and live entertainment along with a variety of productions at The Strand Theatre, a cushy movie palace dripping with the grandeur of days-gone-by.
The Strand Center for the Arts has and continues to play a vital role in the development of the Adirondack Coast art scene in downtown plattsburgh. Since its inception in 2000, the Strand Center for the Arts has strived to collaborate with the community and strengthen the economics of the North Country with events, classes and exhibits.