Over thirty artists and crafters living and working in Long Lake, NY have become part of an exciting new effort to establish a cooperatively-run group to support local artists and crafts people.
While the idea of establishing an Artisan’s Cooperative had been on the minds of many residents for quite some time, the momentum built this winter and the group was launched.
Founding Members and planning committee include, Caleb Davis, Louisa Austin Woodworth, Chuck Taylor, Sally Neenan, Laurinda Minke, Christine LaRocque. Members of the group also include 5th and 6th generation guideboat builders, painters, woodworkers, photographers, and many more.
The Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative will foster the presentation and recognition of local arts and crafts as a vital part of Adirondack cultural heritage and the economy. The group will encourage creative expression and education through exhibitions of its member’s works, demonstrations, workshops and classes.
Long Lake Artisan’s are invited to a potluck dinner at the Long Lake Town Hall Nutrition Site on April 14th at 5pm. All interested Long Lake residents wishing to participate in the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative are encouraged to rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-624-3077 to sign up.
Art on the Water, a new event, is slated for Saturday, July 16th at the Long Lake Town Beach. From 10am – 5pm members of the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative will present workshops, exhibit and showcase their works as part of the Long Lake Waterfront Weekend which includes the Cool Crazy Boat Regatta, Float Night, the Wooden Boat Show and the Art and Photo Show at the Long Lake Town Hall.