Our Mission

The Adirondack Art Association (AAA) is a 501c3 not-for-profit community organization located in Essex, New York. Originally started in 1963, the AAA formally received its New York State Certificate of Incorporation as a New York not-for-profit educational and cultural corporation in 1978. The purposes for which the corporation are formed are to promote and encourage good fellowship and social activities among artists and other persons engaged in art in Essex, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties; to increase cooperation among artists, art students, and all others engaged in artistic activities; and to hold exhibitions and art shows. The AAA upholds this mission by featuring rotating fine art exhibitions, musical events, adult and children’s art classes, and live artist demonstrations. 


“Creativity takes courage.”
— Henri Matisse

Become a Member

  • Basic Membership $55

  • Family Membership, $75

  • Exhibiting Artist Membership, $85

  • Patron Membership, $100

  • Sustaining Membership, $250

  • Benefactor Membership, $500

  • Gallery Angel, $100

Becoming a member helps the Adirondack Art Association with it's mission to provide arts programing to the community of Essex, but also extend our services to those who visit from Essex, Franklin, and Clinton Counties as well as Vermont and Montreal. 


Gallery Hours

Spring Session : Memorial Day Weekend May 25 - 27 11 am - 5 pm

May 30 - June 16, 2019 each Thursday through Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

June 19 - June 30 each Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

Summer Session : July 1 - August 30, 2019

Everyday, 11 am to 5 pm

Fall Session : September 1 - October 14, 2019

each Friday - Monday from 11 am to 5 pm