North Country
Arts Festival

About the NoCo Arts Fest

The North Country Arts Festival brings the North Country community together to celebrate the arts. This month-long, county-wide event encourages tourism and economic activity throughout St. Lawrence County by showcasing our arts industry, a critical component of our regional identity. Popular events, such as Artists’ Studio Tour, PorchFest, Remington Arts Festival, plus a new arts market during the Ives Park Concert Series will be held within the time-frame of the NoCo Arts Fest, as well as lots of events held by our partners and friends across the county!

Registrations now open!

Deadline: May 31, 2021


To participate in any of the events during the North Country Arts Festival, please fill out the appropriate forms below. Consider becoming a current Creative Partner to get lots of awesome benefits including discounts or waivers on registrations! If you’d like to upgrade from an Artist Membership to a Creative Partnership, please visit www.slcartscouncil.org/join. 

Arts Festival 

The North Country Arts Festival will finish with the Remington Arts Festival, a Canton community event commemorating the birth of Frederic Remington, held during St Lawrence University’s Laurentian Weekend.

Events held in Canton from Thursday, September 30 to Saturday, October 3

Art Show & Sale in the park is on Saturday, October 3 10 AM – 4 PM

Artists Studio Tour

For the North Country Arts Festival, Artists Studio Tour has been revamped to take place in artists’ home studios across the county, a tradition for the past 34 years.

Sept 11 + 12
SLC South East
Colton, Parishville, Pierrepont, Piercefield

Sept 18 + 19
SLC North West
Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Canton, Lisbon, DeKalb

Sept 25 + 26
SLC North East
Potsdam, Massena, Madrid, Waddington


The North Country Arts Festival will bring Potsdam PorchFest back for an encore performance; this musical event takes place on individuals’ porches in Potsdam and Canton residential neighborhoods.

Saturday, September 4 
in Potsdam 

Sunday, September 5 in Canton

Sign-Up for the NoCo Arts Festival:

Register for a sales booth for the Art Show and Sale on Saturday, October 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Register as a host or guest for one of the three weekends for Studio Tour depending on your location.

Register to perform music on a residential porch in Potsdam on September 4 or Canton on September 5 from 12 to 5 PM.

Register for a sales booth during the Ives Park Concert Series on Saturday, September 4
from 12 to 6 PM.

Do you have an arts-related event in September or October

you’d like to be included in our program?

Visit our Business Event Registration page.

Interested in supporting the North Country Arts Festival while promoting your business?

Visit our Business Sponsorship page.

The North Country Arts Festival is made possible with generous support from: