For thirty-six years, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts has been dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
The LPCA was founded in 1972 by Nettie Marie Jones, whose generosity and vision provided not only the 2.4 acres and the buildings on which the Arts Center grew, but also the guiding force behind its programming. It is the only year-round complex for the arts in the North Country region serving over 30,000 residents and visitors annually.
Since its founding in 1972, the LPCA has presented arts of the highest caliber including George Winston, YoYo Ma, Bob Brookmeyer, Paul Taylor, Stars of the New York City Ballet, Pilobolus, Alvin Ailey II, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jose Greco, Vincent Price, Richard Adler, Dougie McLean, Royal Shakespeare Company, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Rory Block, Natalie MacMaster, Peter Yarrow, Edwin McCain, Vasser Clements, The Capitol Steps and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
With the continued support of its members and patrons, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will bring the world of art to the Adirondacks for generations to come.