Inspiration in the mountains

The Adirondack Mountains have long been a backdrop of inspiration and creativity -- so it’s no surprise that the arts and music scene in the Tupper Lake area is alive and growing. From live music and performances to artist galleries and traditional arts workshops, there is a unique mix of artistic and creative experiences to explore throughout our region.

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Taste of T-Hip plays at P-2's Irish Pub in Tupper Lake
A group of four adults in a musical group perform at an outdoor stage at sunset.

Arts, culture, and entertainment 

Steeped in culture and heritage, Tupper Lake is filled with creative and adventurous people looking to express themselves through art. Connect and discover your artistic side as you meet many of the local artists and artisans throughout the Tupper Lake and Piercefield region. From fine arts to metalworking and from beer brewers to boat builders, artistic adventure awaits! Take a trip into the past with unique history, from the Tupper Lake Heritage Museum to the self-guided exploration of the Crossroads Heritage Trail.

Live music venues

Looking to tap into some live music in the area? Browse through our events calendar for a scheduled performance or stop into one of the popular music venues to tune into the band du jour.

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Connect with Local Artisans

Tupper Lake is home to creative and adventurous people looking to express themselves through art. From fine arts to metalworking and from beer brewers to boat builders, artistic adventure awaits!

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An Adirondack Guideboat builder works in his shop

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Local Makers and Shakers

You probably know Tupper Lake for its pristine waterways and great hikes, including the Tupper Lake Triad. Besides the outdoor fun, Tupper Lake has some great shopping. Park Street in downtown features unique and charming stores, from a donut shop/laun...

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Jewelry Done Just Right

It isn't often that you walk into a store and can literally feel the good energy. However rare that feeling is, it is most definitely present at Earth Girl Designs, a gemstone and handcrafted jewelry store in Tupper Lake. 

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Brushstrokes of Memory: the Artwork of Peter Hornbeck

While known for his unique canoes, Peter Hornbeck's talent extends far beyond boat-building. His daughter, Leigh Hornbeck, reflects on the artwork of her late father in light of an approaching showcase of his work at the Tupper Arts Center.

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5 Things Art Lovers Can't Miss this Summer in Tupper Lake

Do you consider yourself an art aficionado? Do you enjoy being immersed in local culture? And when it comes to all things art and culture, do you love to be involved in the community? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions then...

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The Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center is a resource for the Akwesasne community, and the general public, providing a library and museum celebrating the history of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and the talents of local Mohawk artists.
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The Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center is a resource for the Akwesasne community, and the general public, providing a library and museum celebrating the history of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and the talents of local Mohawk artists.
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The Native North American Travelling College (NNATC) is located on 3-acres of waterfront property in Akwesasne, Ontario, connecting it to the St. Lawrence river, the backbone of this Mohawk community.
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The Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center is a resource for the Akwesasne community, and the general public, providing a library and museum celebrating the history of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and the talents of local Mohawk artists.
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