About the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Bringing the arts to the Adirondacks for over 50 years …

Since 1972, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) has presented arts programming of the highest caliber amidst the stunning backdrop of the Adirondack Park of Northern New York.

Founded by Nettie Marie Jones, whose generosity and vision provided both the 4.5 acres and the buildings on which the LPCA grew, the LPCA works to fulfill its mission to inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages through four pillars of artistic programming, which constitutes a majority of the work we do each season.

Performance Series

A thrilling season of performances by theatre, music, dance, circus, and comedy artists in our intimate 350-seat theatre and at our outdoor summer Open Sky Music Festival.
See what is coming soon to an LPCA stage…

Arts Education Programs

More than 50 in-person workshops and over 100 virtual classes in multiple performing and visual arts disciplines, offering an opportunity for all students to develop new skills, whether they are 4 or 104 years old.
Find a class to take your skills to the next level …

Visual Arts

13 rotating exhibits each year featuring the work of approximately 150 national and local artists at The Gallery @ LPCA, as well as work for sale at our Gallery 46 location on Main Street that represents over 100 professional artists annually who live or work in the Adirondacks.
Explore what is hanging in the galleries today…

Services to Artists & Arts Organizations

Dedicated administrative services to independent artists and to our fellow arts organizations which collectively help to create a strong and thriving arts community within the North Country. Potential grant opportunities for artists and organizations alike. Residencies for artists to take their work to the next level. These new organizational focus works to grow the impact of arts and culture in the region and beyond.
Learn more about our work to support artists & organizations …

“Being a member of the arts center has been such a joy for me – to come in pre-children, now watching [my kids] grow up here at the arts center and watching them learn so much… I don’t think that their childhood would have been as rich without the arts center here. ”

— Brooks Reynolds

LPCA programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents and fosters arts programs that inspire, enrich, educate, and entertain people of all ages.



The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is the destination for diverse visual and performing arts programs for everyone in the Adirondacks and beyond.

The LPCA seeks to cultivate a vibrant arts community, stimulate artistic excellence and exchange of ideas, and foster the creation,
appreciation, and understanding of the arts. LPCA delivers this vision through exhibits, performances, studio and other education programs, in its own facilities and through collaboration with schools and other arts organizations.


Latest News

The Audience-Building Project Awardees!

LPCA grants $650,000 to 71 arts organizations across New York State!

Sacre by Circa @ LPCA

From hoop dancing, to theatre arts, to getting creative in the pottery studio, get ready to have some fun with us this summer at Camp LPCA!