Community Art Project sheds light on housing issues, solutions

October, 2022

SARANAC LAKE — In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable housing alternatives for aspiring homeowners in the face of the region’s ongoing housing crisis, the Adirondack North Country Association, the Cooperative Development Institute and local arts groups invite community members to participate in a multi-community art project that will explore housing, housing insecurity and cooperative housing solutions for our region.

Partners including the Adirondack Almanack, ADK ArtRise, the Adirondack Center for Writing, BluSeed Studios, Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Free Library invite community members to create and engage with artwork and stories through “Dreaming of Home: A Community Art Project to Share Housing Issues and Cooperative Solutions.” The project kicks off this weekend in Saranac Lake.

“I know that I am very fortunate to find a house that fits my family’s needs in the Tri-Lakes, but my younger brother was not so lucky,” said Brittany Sternberg, co-owner of ADK ArtRise.

“He has a young family and he ended up having to leave the area because he could not find housing. ADK ArtRise hopes that housing-inspired art can shed light and hope on this issue and give individuals a creative outlet to share their housing journey, challenges and dreams for home.”

Participants of all ages are invited to ADK ArtRise’s Main Street studio on Sunday anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to create a dream house out of readily available materials including cardboard and other recyclables or found objects.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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