Guild’s ‘Our Kinda Town’ benefits HSL

SARANAC LAKE – The Adirondack Artists’ Guild will host “Our Kinda Town,” a benefit exhibit during the month of February, with proceeds from sales going to Historic Saranac Lake.

The show will open on Friday with a gala reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by members of Historic Saranac Lake. The last day of the exhibit is March 2.

Each of the Guild members will display one or two works depicting something about Saranac Lake in a silent auction.

Bidding will start at $50 for each piece, with bids rising in increments of $10. At the end of the show, the highest bidder for each piece will receive the art work.

Photographs of the art works will be posted on the Guild’s website, with bidding amounts updated regularly. People may call the gallery at 518-891-2615 during business hours to place a bid by phone. Bids will be accepted in person or by phone until 2 p.m. March 2.

Every winter, the Artists’ Guild mounts a benefit show for a local organization. Previous recipients were The Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Dewey Mountain Ski Area and the Village Improvement Society.

Founded in 1980, Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from their center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Built in 1894, the Saranac Laboratory was the first laboratory built for the study of tuberculosis in the United Sates. Historic Saranac Lake operates a local history website of over 5,000 pages of local history at