A New Art Place

You need to see for yourself what has been created in the Richardson Building at 465 Main Street in Malone. Special events are regularly scheduled with new art being displayed on a monthly basis. The gallery also has a small card shop with unique creations by member artists.

North of Adirondack Artists Gallery opened its doors on September 14, 2013. Since that day, NOAAG has added a new vitality to Malone. The two artists who partnered to open the art gallery are Jeanne Danforth and Julia Holmes. They wanted to set up a place where artists of the rural North Country of Upstate New York could display their art in a regular gallery setting.

The two partners are artists themselves: Jeanne Danforth, owner of River Site Studio in Chateaugay, NY, displays rural North Country art in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, ink, and pastels. Julia Holmes of Julia’s Art Glass, best known for her glass mosaic walls at the Malone Recreation Park, displays all kinds of dazzling art glass creations.

Although the membership changes, NOAAG usually averages about twenty artists at any given time. As the new art place in town, it is a center for member exhibits, special events, workshops, and community outreach fundraisers. Perhaps most importantly, it is not only composed of artists, but also organized, managed, and supported by member artists. NOAAG is by artists for artists in a community that welcomes and values the presence of art and its ramifications in improving the local quality of life.

NOAAG artists know they would not be where they are today-painting, teaching, creating, living their art without the Malone area’s rich history supporting the arts and providing the sound foundation upon which NOAAG is building its art gallery. Come in to see what’s going on.

NOAAG won the Malone Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award for 2015.

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Photo from Watertown Daily Times


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