Tupper Arts is a vibrant visual and performing arts organization located in the heart of beautiful Tupper Lake. Although a relatively new 501 (C) (3) corporation, incorporated in 2018, Tupper Arts follows over fifty years of a community dedicated to the arts.  Starting in 1976 as the Tupper Lake Arts Council and later becoming “Tupper Lake Presents”, a committed group of volunteers have brought a variety of art exhibits and musical performances to this small community. The Annual Tupper Lake Art Show, a signature event over the past five decades, continues under the sponsorship of Tupper Arts.

In 2017 Louise McNally infused new energy and innovation into the arts movement in Tupper Lake. She recruited local artists and patrons to become the new members of the volunteer board and created Tupper Arts, Inc. the following year. Tupper Arts moved into its new home at 106 Park St. in the uptown business district of Tupper Lake. Three years later Tupper Arts purchased the 106 property to create a permanent home. In 2022 necessary renovations and the construction of a new facade was completed with donor funds and a grant from the New York State Main Street program. Tupper Arts offers a large gallery space and gift shop which showcases multiple artists and their work throughout the year.

With volunteer support and generous donations, Tupper Arts has been able to offer classes in the arts for children and adults, live concerts and performances, art exhibits, lectures, and have a year round venue for art shows and sales.  The Summer Sunset Stage Concert series held two evenings a week at the Flander’s Park bandshell has become a free must-see experience for residents and visitors to the area. The Little Loggers donor sponsored free children’s shows every Friday during July and August draws young children and their caregivers to a delightful midday performance. The Jane Gillis Art Camp offers high school age artists an opportunity for expanding their skills in a fun and relaxed setting.

Tupper Arts latest project is to acquire the Adirondack State Theater adjacent to its Park St. gallery and enhance the space to become an indoor performing arts venue in addition to running first release movies. The closing on this property is expected in the first part of 2024. This multi-year project is being funding through generous donor support and a grant from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative from New York State.

Tupper Arts strives to offer most of its events, classes, and performances at little or no cost to its participants. It is through the generous support of private donors and the following organizations that Tupper Arts is able to meet this goal: NYS Council on the Arts, the Adirondack Foundation, Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Aseel Family Foundation, The Jane Gillis Foundation, Stewart’s, ADK for Kids Foundation, the Lake Placid Education Foundation, the Jane and Carol Pearsall Foundation,

Board of Directors

Susan Delehanty


Louise McNally

Immediate Past President/Chair Board Founder

Theresa Mitrowitz

Vice President/Chair

Jay Martin


Donna Sloan


Andrew Chary


Liz Cordes


Ed Donnelly


Joseph Sellin


Rena Sellin


Advisory Board

Paul Chartier


Eileen Hayes


Ellen Maroun



Our Mission

Tupper Arts is dedicated to nurturing the arts, artists, and community life.