An Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival will take place Friday, July 27 from 3 to 6 pm at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market, down by the river on State Route 418.
There will be demonstrations and sales of “Made in the Adirondacks” hand-crafted work. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, rustic furniture building, paper bead making, basketry, jewelry design, spinning, painting, and more.
Visitors can learn the processes used to make healing soaps and lotions and the benefits of essential oils from Darlene Gregson; visit with local author Pat Leonard who will be personalizing her books; observe the technique of Kaena Peterson as she creates watercolors inspired by her surroundings; watch how fiber is spun into yarn by the Serendipity Spinners; design your own paper bead bracelet with Wini Martin, Keepsake Jewelry; engage your child with a craft activity with Megan Reynolds; and relive the ancient art of blacksmithing with Frank Shaw of Mountain Side Forge, as he fashions wrought iron into functional and decorative art. Mary Leonard will be on hand to explain the many steps from raising her own sheep to blending fibers and designing artistic clothing and accessories. Gardeners can take home and plant freshly dug daylilies locally grown by Jill Nelson and find information about gardening in the North Country at the Master Gardener Station.
Visitors can sample and purchase wine and spirits, cheeses, honey, maple products; certified organic chicken, turkey and pork; fruits, veggies, herbs; organic and gluten free breads, desserts and pet treats and listen to the music of George Perrott in the gazebo. There will also be a free chance to win $20 in Farmers’ Market Bucks to spend with market vendors.
For further information and to participate call or text (518) 466-5497 or email [email protected]
Photo of Barry Gregson II at the Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival provided.