Lapham Gallery

And Gift Shop


Monday to Saturday
10 am to 3 pm; with extended hours until 6p on Thursdays

Admission is free and open to the public

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Downtown Glens Falls Gallery & Gift Shop

Lapham Gallery

LARAC’s Lapham Gallery hosts seven exhibitions a year featuring local, regional, and national artistic talent working in a variety of different mediums and artistic genres. Our exhibits are scheduled from January to October with each exhibit on view for 4 weeks. Three to five exhibitions feature selected artists from our annual call for art, arranged into small group shows. Every year, we host one themed Juried Art Competition, and we host one Members Show. Every other year we also host an Intercollegiate Art Competition. During the winter months, we hold our annual holiday shop.

We are located on the first floor of our renovated carriage house in historic Downtown Glens Falls. The building is directly next to beautiful Downtown City Park, the center of activity in the City. Lapham Gallery is almost 1900 square feet of stunning gallery space with just the right amount of architectural detail, painted white. First-time visitors to Lapham Gallery are always in awe of its elegance and versatility.

Gift Shop

LARAC’s Gift Shop features original handmade works by local and regional artists and artisans. Many categories of products are available such as pottery, wood items, textiles, jewelry, food, books, and much more! Find a variety of gifts for all types of occasions year-round!

Anyone is eligible to apply for space in the shop and works are sold on commission. The juried application process is ongoing with no deadline. If accepted, to participate artists/artisans must become a Member of LARAC.

Current Exhibition 2022

LARAC Annual Holiday Shop

SHOW VI: In the Wind

Featuring artwork from Tom Ryan and Colleen Shannon.


EXHIBITION DURATION :  August 19th – September 21st

Contact Gallery for art inquiries: / 518.798.1144 x.2

Current Gallery & Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday 10a-3p, Thurs until 6p.


Show VII: Juried Show, September 30th – November 2nd




LARAC Annual Holiday Shop

UPCOMING – SHOW VII: Lost in Time and Space

SHOW VII: Lost in Time and Space
Opening Reception: October 7th, 5 – 7p

Drop Off Dates for Jury: Thursday, Sept. 22nd – Saturday, Sept 24th /  Wednesday Sept 28th ( 10 – 3p, Thursday until 6p)
Pick up for non selected work: Tuesday, Oct 4 – Wednesday Oct. 5 ( 10 – 3p )

Contact Gallery for art inquiries: / 518.798.1144 x.2


LARAC Annual Holiday Shop

About Diane Swanson

Diane Swanson is a visual artist based in the Lake George/Adirondack region; much of her work
celebrates the lakes, mountains, woods and landscapes of the Northeast. The inherent poetry of nature
and the push and pull of positive and negative space inspire her painting practice. Although her
paintings are representational, she approaches her work with an eye to more abstract qualities,
harmonizing atmosphere and movement with form, color and line.

The artist paints primarily in watercolor, often adding fine line pen or pen & ink line work to the
composition after applying the paint, enhancing the forms and shifts in colors that her watercolor
technique creates. She also paints in oil, gouache, and acrylic. With a background and degrees in
illustration and literature, the artist enjoys conveying stories with her imagery; even a simple landscape
can tell a subtle tale.
Her work has been exhibited in many juried, group and solo shows throughout the Northeast and her
landscapes and commissioned paintings have found homes with collectors all over the US. Through the
years, Diane has worked as an arts administrator with many non-profit organizations, as gallery director,
marketing manager, grants coordinator, and executive director of a national non-profit arts

More about the artist and her work can be found at
Instagram: @dswanhawk
Facebook: diane.swanson.581