Shop Local at the Craft Market Walk in Gardiner
Sisters, Lucia and Alicia Civile of LACE Photo Media, the branding firm who created Gardiner's Craft Market Walk, saw an opportunity to showcase and give back to the talented community where they grew up. Their event aims to highlight Hudson Valley artisans through a one mile walk, where each vendor has a table to present their wares to event goers. Proceeds from the event benefit the Gardiner Fire Department, Gardiner Association of Businesses, St. Jude Children's Hospital, and Gardiner Library.
This year's market, on Saturday June 2, stretches from the Gardiner Library to Yard Owl Craft Brewery. Vendors will range from handmade jewelry, vintage furniture, and all-natural skincare, to herbal remedies, farmhouse pottery, up-cycled clothing, and a variety of craft beverages. Live music will be playing all day, along with raffles and activities for the whole family.
Among the large variety of local artisans being featured at the walk are the following. So read up on these makers now and be sure to check out what they have to offer at the market walk!
Vandalay Leatherworks hand-crafts every piece that leaves their shop – hand-cut, hand-stitched, and made with care in the Hudson Valley. Quality is the first priority, which is why Vandalay Leatherworks strives to use American-made leather hides and solid brass hardware whenever possible. No matter the item, everything that leaves their shop is covered by a lifetime guarantee.
Although they are relatives to cucumbers and pumpkins, hard-shelled gourds have the strength, durability, and look of wood. Gourdaments artist, Devon Cameron, uses this quality to her advantage, crafting beautifully painted gourd birdhouses, ornaments, and other decorative gourds. Cameron also dries and sells her own unpainted gourds for customers to decorate their own! Cameron's art has been showcased in many galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian's American Art Museum gift shops. Her choice to use gourds as a canvas stems from a fascination by the gourd art created in other cultures and countries.
Tin Can Juicery
Based in Hudson, Tin Can Juicery sells fresh pressed, made-to-order, organic juices and smoothies out of a 1958 aluminum camper. This juice-mobile also sells organic, gluten-free, and vegan baked goods made by Happy Belly.
Owners of Beautea Studio, Jules and Olga, offer organic full leaf teas, hand-crafted botanical skincare, soy candles, and vintage teaware.
Suntrap is Geraldine Lavin's practice as a healer. She catches and reflects the sun to create microclimates of warmth and light around her. Geraldine is health and nutrition advocate, specializing in supporting diet and lifestyle adjustments and utilizing plant and fungi medicine to address patterns of imbalance. Currently based in the Hudson Valley, she runs Suntrap Botanical and manages a small herb farm, practicing clinical and energetic herbalism.
Located in Hyde Park, the Meaty Mugs team realized their dogs were getting sick from treats filled with unnecessary ingredients. They knew they could offer human-grade treats, made in the USA, and educate other dog owners about mass market dog treats. Meaty Mugs offers simple and healthy, one ingredient treats, using all natural ingredients for all breeds of dogs and puppies. And as an earth friendly company, their dog treat bags are made from 40% recycled natural craft paper and lined with a compostable film made from renewable plants.
An ever-growing collection of clothing inspired by the simple beauty of the Irish landscape and stories of the past. Petria Lenehan's work is based around the values that less is more and investing in quality and authentic designs will enrich the daily life of an individual. Lenehan chooses to work with fabrics steeped in tradition and have a close connection to the rich heritage of craft in Ireland. The shapes are simple, classic, modern, and relaxed that reflect the plain beauty of things well made things.
Hester’s Studio creates handcrafted ceramics for the home, garden, as well as unique wearables. Hester draws inspiration from the nature that surrounds her and from elements of her daily life; landscapes, textiles, foliage, flowers, and food. She strives to create simple pieces for everyday use with the desire to express beauty with utility. Each piece is hand built with slab construction, using strong white stoneware clay. Some pieces incorporate different elements such as repurposed leather and wood. Because everything is made by hand, no two pieces are exactly alike; each imperfection is celebrated, making each piece one of a kind.
Local Artisan Bakery
At Local Artisan Bakery, baking is their art, their craft. All of their products are made in small batches with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and the utmost attention to detail. They also source local ingredients and using local suppliers whenever possible, supporting the other artisans in the community.
El Marie Macramé
El Marie Macramé is a fiber artist focusing in on the beauty of Macramé. Featuring handmade art including wall hangings, plant hangers, and garlands. Many of El Marie Macramé's pieces use only composted ingredients, like foraged driftwood, delicate cotton cord, and hand-dyed materials . Lindsay "El Marie" is inspired by the organic shape and textures of natural materials as well as the unrestrained opportunity to let a piece guide it's maker in any given direction. Lindsay hosts both small community and intimate in-home workshops that generally run 2-3 hours, with all materials provided, and includes information on where to locate materials, how to prepare driftwood, basic knot techniques, and creating a piece start to finish.
LACE Photo Media | @lacephotomedia
Craft Market Walk | @visitgardiner
Gardiner Fire Department
Gardiner Association of Businesses
Gardiner Library | @gardinerlibrary
Yard Owl Craft Brewery | @yardowlbeer
Vandalay Leatherworks | @vandalayleatherworks
Gourdaments | @gourdaments
Tin Can Juicery | @tincanjuicery
Happy Belly | @happybellyhudson
Beautea Studio | @beautea.studio
Suntrap Botanical | @suntrapbotanical
Meaty Mugs | @meatymugs
Petria Lenehan | @petrialenehan
Local Artisan Bakery | @localartisanbakery
El Marie Macramé | @elmariemacrame