Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lakeside Artisans

For any readers in Upstate New York, we want to let you know about an exciting new venture in Oswego County.  The Lakeside Artisans Co-op, winner of Operation Oswego Countyʼs $25,000 prize for the “Next Great Idea” contest, will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration with a full schedule of activities on Saturday, May 14 from 12 noon - 5 PM.

Located in Canal Commons, 193 W. 1st St., Oswego, Lakeside Artisans is a gift shop and gallery featuring fine art and crafts by 16 area artisans. These unique, original works include paintings, prints, cards, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, ceramics, fabric art and more. 

The doors open at 10AM and festivities will start at noon with live demonstrations, refreshments, hourly door prizes, free gifts and a raffle for an original painting by Tim Ames, one of the founding members.

Ongoing demonstrations will include Water Color by Carol Burghart, Shaker Box making by master box maker, Steve Grasselli and professional Woodwork Finishing by Brian Leary of Lakeshore Hardwoods.

Enjoy the live music of talented Harpist, Marcella Slater, who is also a member of the co-op.

Meet Sandra Dowie, Lakeside Artisansʼ featured Artist of the Month, as well as many of the artist members of the co-op.

For a small community, this is an exciting new venture and a great chance to learn a few new skills with many other creative people.  This is also a venue for artists in that area to show and sell their work.  We know all of our readers would support that idea.  Check it out if you can.  Find out more at

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