Upstate New York is known for its scenic beauty, from rolling mountains and hillsides to a number of large lakes. So it's no wonder that there's also a robust artist community, looking to capture the state's picturesque landscapes on canvas and film. Many art galleries in Saratoga Springs feature local artists' wares, allowing you to take home a piece of New York to remind you of your trip all year long. Next time you're on a lark to our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel The Downtowner, visit these three art galleries in Saratoga Springs to check out the creative takes on New York art.
Saratoga Arts | 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | (518) 584-4132
This Broadway gallery is the home of the Saratoga Arts Center, a nonprofit dedicated to developing the arts in the area. Stop in for a tour of the exhibit, that always showcases contemporary and local artists. If you're visiting in September, catch Saratoga Arts' Art in the Park, a one-day festival of local artists in Congress Park.
Spa Fine Art | 376 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | (518) 587-2411
Located in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, this gallery is a great place to stop into while exploring the surrounding boutiques and stores. With a large collection of local artists, Spa Fine Art has a variety of mediums and subjects. Catch special pricing during the holiday season that will help you pick out the perfect gift for a loved one.
Tang Museum | 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs | (518) 580-8080
Part of Skidmore College, this art museum displays works from its collection as well as student art. With two large gallery spaces and 4 smaller ones, there's plenty of space for sculpture, installations, and large format pieces. An event space hosts films, lectures, music, and dance. With exhibits that change frequently, it's always fun to see what the art students are coming up with.