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Fenimore Art by the Lake featuring Paintings, Photography & Sculpture

The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York presents its eleventh annual juried art event celebrating the relationship between artists and the landscape, Art by the Lake,

...taking place Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the museum's expansive lakefront lawn. In addition to showcasing outstanding painters, photographers, and sculptors selling their work, the event features artist demonstrations, great food by Origins Cafe, live music featuring jazz and swing with Patti Van Tassel, beer and wine on the museum's garden terrace – all with the backdrop of picturesque Otsego Lake.

Art by the Lake is a juried art competition featuring 25 artists from the region. A panel of judges determines awards and spectators vote for the Audience Favorite. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:00 p.m.

While at Art by the Lake, tour the Fenimore's acclaimed summer exhibitions featuring Thomas Cole and The Garden of Eden and Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. Other exhibits include Hamilton's Final Act: Enemies and Allies, Eugene and Clare Thaw: A Memorial Tribute, The Barber Surreal: Eugene Berman's Reimagined Barber of Seville, as well as the museum's renowned collections.

The Fenimore Café and Fenimore Gift Shop are open throughout the day.

Art by the Lake is graciously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Shields with additional support provided by Bank of Cooperstown.

Admission to Art by the Lake is $12 (ages 13 and up) and includes access to Fenimore Art Museum and this summer's popular exhibitions. Museum members and children 12 and under are free. Active and retired career military is also free when presenting their card at admissions. No other discounts apply.

Please visit for more information. Proceeds from this event benefit Fenimore Art Museum's education programs.

About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper's "Glimmerglass"—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region's unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit


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5798 State Highway 80
13326 Cooperstown , NY
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Fenimore Art by the Lake featuring Paintings, Photography & Sculpture
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5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY13326