Monday, July 26, 2010

Lenox in Retrospect

We spent the weekend at a great little craft show in Lenox, MA. In its 23rd year, the Church on the Hill Fine Arts and Crafts Fair is a higher end show with some of the same vendors you would see at the Old Deerfield shows. There were only 75 booths on a large lawn beside the church but it is right in the center of a town full of tourists. It was our first time there but many of the vendors nearby had been doing this show for several years.

As usual we had great neighbors.
Gail Markiewicz had the booth across from us and we had the pleasure of viewing her ceramic masterpieces all day. She was visited by several repeat customers who collect her work. I ended up buying one of her teapots. I just had to have one.

Cheryl Kumiski Glass Studio was in the row behind us. She was very informative about how this year's show compared to past years. We survived the oppressive humidity and hour long torrential downpour of Saturday together chatting about other shows, critiquing other vendors, and discussing the handmade arts movement and the economy.

Our customers were visiting from Lebanon (the country, not the one in NH), Texas, and Alaska. And folks who live in Lenox and attend this show yearly told us that this year's show had an even better selection of artists than previous years.

Nice to know as I made the cut.

AWM members should go to my craft show review page for more detailed information on this show.

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