COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION - KEESEVILLE, NY
Our current Community Revitalization efforts are focused on Keeseville, NY. You might remember that in early August, our organization sponsored Roger Brown, Creative Consultant and Architect, to visit Keeseville and provide professional insight as to how our efforts for revitalization might be best spent. Mr. Brown noted that Keeseville has a variety of beautiful natural and built elements that will surely prove valuable in the revitalization process.
AdkAction.org is now participating in a working group in Keeseville that includes local champions and non-profit organizations such as the Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) and the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA). Keeseville received a technical assistance grant through Local Foods, Local Places that helped create action plans to guide the hamlet into the future. AdkAction.org is currently looking for a community advocate in Keeseville to help take on one or more of the action plan items and help embed the arts in the community revitalization process.
2017 KEESEVILLE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
We plan to share the immense beauty of Keeseville with artists far and wide, while aiding in community revitalization efforts in the hamlet. It is a wonderful opportunity for artists to experience the Keeseville’s historic architecture, the famous breathtaking views of AuSable Chasm, and the budding young farming community.
Join us July 13-16, with headquarters at the 1719 Block Gallery in downtown Keeseville for three days of outdoor painting, adventures at AuSable Chasm, a visit to a farm brewery, a special Wine and Cheese Preview Party, and an art Show & Sale.
Adirondack Communities are looking for ways to bring new life to their downtowns.
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I WISH THIS WAS...
Keeseville doesn't have a grocery store. The building that used to full of food here now sits empty in the center of the hamlet's historic downtown. When you ask Keeseville residents why the grocery closed down years ago, they will tell you it is because the roof leaks. So where do Keeseville residents shop for groceries, and what is the fate of the huge building downtown?
We set up a booth in Keeseville on October 15, 2016 during Keeseville's Autumn Fest and talked to as many residents as we could find. We asked them to express their desires for the types of businesses and public spaces that they would like to see occupy the defunct grocery. Their responses are to the right: