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Lakeside Artisans’ Grand Opening Set

OSWEGO, NY – Downtown Oswego’s most anticipated new addition, The Lakeside Artisans Co-op, winner of Operation Oswego County’s $25,000 prize for the “Next Great Idea” contest, will be holding a grand opening celebration with a full schedule of activities on May 14 from noon – 5 p.m.

Sunset Stroll by Tim Ames will be raffled off during the grand opening celebration of Lakeside Artisans
Sunset Stroll by Tim Ames will be raffled off during the grand opening celebration of Lakeside Artisans

Located in Canal Commons, 193 W. First St., Lakeside Artisans is a stunning, delightfully vibrant gift shop and gallery featuring fine art and quality crafts by 16 area artisans.

These unique, original works include paintings, prints, cards, jewelry, woodwork, pottery, ceramics, fabric art and more.

The doors open at 10 a.m. and festivities will start at noon with live demonstrations, refreshments, hourly door prizes, free gifts and a raffle for an original painting by Tim Ames, one of the founding members.

Ongoing demonstrations will include water color by Carol Burghart, Shaker Box making by master box maker Steve Grasselli and professional woodwork finishing by Brian Leary of Lakeshore Hardwoods.

Enjoy the live music of talented harpist Marcella Slater, who is also a member of the co-op.

Meet Sandra Dowie, Lakeside Artisans’ featured “Artist of the Month,” as well as many of the artist members of the co-op.

Future activities at Lakeside Artisans will feature oil, acrylic and watercolor painting demonstrations, collage, woodcarving and jewelry making as well as classes offered by the professional, local artists and artisans of the co-op.