Gardiner, NY is home to artists, craftsmen and artisans that push new boundaries with their work, and their creations are most definitely cause for celebration. This year, we’re doubly fortunate to have two events both held the first weekend in June: the Craft Market Walk, sponsored by Gardiner Association of Businesses, and the Gardiner Open Studio Tour, sponsored by its artist members. Let us give you an inside peak at what you have to look forward to come summer…
The Craft Market Walk kicks off its first annual appearance on Saturday, June 3rd from 12:30PM-4:30PM, the walk begins at the Gardiner Library, connects to the Farmer’s Market space on main street, spans the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and finishes at Yard Owl Craft Brewery. And just what does the Craft Market Walk have in store? There will be crafts, there will be music, and hopefully, there will be a walking, dance-shoes-wearing, get-your-shop-on, you.
Craft. The Craft Market Walk is about celebrating Gardiner’s talented artisans, honoring the unique flair they bring to our town and giving back to the community. An idea that developed to commemorate the unique vibe of our village, the Craft Market Walk features woodworkers, designers, and hairstylists, builders, bakers and brewers. In fact, the lineup of local craftsmen and women is sure to create quite a buzz in our growing community.
Market. The Market stop of the Craft Market Walk is a farm emporium, featuring locally made and packaged items such as jams, hot sauce, syrups, cookies and more. Dedicated to local farmers, bakers and marmateers, this part of the walk highlights packaged items that visitors may find in a farmer’s market. And if you’re watching your calories, don’t worry, there will still be plenty of time to walk it off before you make it to your final destination at Yard Owl Craft Brewery where there will be raffles, food, and music, oh my!
Walk. The Craft Market Walk invites visitors to grab a cone and walk the rail trail for a cause. Brought to you by Gardiner Association of Businesses (GAB), proceeds from raffles, vendor sales and donations will benefit the likes of St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Gardiner Library and Gardiner Association of Businesses. However, GAB’s mission to give for a cause is not isolated to the Craft Market Walk. This year, with donations from local businesses and GAB members, the Association has made it a priority to give back to the community each month; a gesture that benefits Gardiner and beyond.
Craft Market Walkers are invited to stay the whole day in Gardiner and explore everything the town has to offer, including its fine art. For this, we highly recommend GOST.
Take the Fine Artist Tour: GOST. What better way to experience Gardiner than by soaking up the artwork? Enter Gardiner Open Studio Tour (GOST) featuring over 20 fine artists and their notable works and works in progress. These artists have come from from far and wide, from varied backgrounds, and myriad points of origin, and yet have all selectively chosen picturesque Gardiner as both their home and the locale to cultivate their artistic expressions. Their annual studio tour is an invitation to locals and out-of-towners alike to explore the work of these resident artists in their creation spaces.
GOST painters, sculptors, ceramicists, textile designers, photographers, and other unique fine artists invite tour-goers into their space to catch a rare glimpse of their process. Featuring a behind the scenes look into the artists’ private studios, GOST will be hosted Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th, from 11AM-6PM.
Make the first weekend in June your day to tour the town and all the hand crafted delicacies and art it has to offer. We hope to see you there!
An article by:
Alicia + Lucia Civile
LACE Photo Media