A wide range of displays and activities by painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists from the North Country and elsewhere, focused on the theme of "MOVEMENT."  Organized by Paul Smith's College and Saranac Lake artists, with visiting climate-artist Erik Hagen  from Houston, Texas.

Refreshments.

"TED-axe" talks. 

Visual arts.

Science, Art, Music Festival and SCIENCE MARCH


Saturday, APRIL 18, 2020


10:00AM - 4:30 PM
at the Paul Smith's College "VIC" (link:VIC)
PAUL SMITHS, NY


ADMISSION FREE:  (but DONATIONS appreciated!)

Musical performances.



Lunch hour demonstrations

Short TED-style presentations by students, researchers, and educators on topics related to the art and science of  MOVEMENT, including  surprising insights into the worlds of microbes and moths, reindeer, trout, and the interiors of our own bodies. Begins with a MARCH FOR SCIENCE at  10 AM, from the PSC campus entrance to the VIC.   See Schedule page.

SAM Fest 2020



A short but powerful documentary on people who have experienced the effects of climate change and sea level rise along the southeastern coast of the United States.  By Sean Jackson, a Climate Fellow at Paul Smith's College. 

FILM: "Climate Stories from the Coast"

Paul Smith's College faculty, students, and guests will offer live music and science-art activities and displays.

CONTACT: Curt Stager, (518) 327-6342, cstager@paulsmiths.edu

Paul Smith's College chefs and students will provide tasty and sustainable lunch-sustenance for sale! 

North Country musicians Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Peggy Lynn, Glenn McClure, and Jamie Savage perform between TED-axe talks, focusing on the art and science of MOVEMENT. See Schedule page for details.

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus situation,  we have scientifically and artistically decided that SAMFest will NOT take place this spring. Wash your hands, and take lots of nice walks in the woods instead.  See you next April!

SAMFest 2020 is SPONSORED BY

Paul Smith's College

The Paul Smiths VIC

‚ÄčNorth Country Public Radio

The Draper-Lussi Endowment