Lakeside Artisans To Open Artisans’ Co-Op

OSWEGO, NY – Lakeside Artisans plan to open an Artisans’ Co-Op at 193 W. First St., in Canal Commons, during the first week of March.

The co-op will be a distinctive retail venue in downtown Oswego, owned and operated by local artists and artisans, showcasing their fine art and quality craft products.

Lakeside Artisans is the winner of the 2010 “The Next Great Idea” Business Plan Competition administered through Operation Oswego County.

According to artist Tim Ames, co-op president and business manager, “We want to create a comfortable, welcome atmosphere where everyone can enjoy art.”

Artists who work in watercolor, acrylics, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, ceramics, woodworking and jewelry are currently members of Lakeside Artisans.

The co-op is looking for a few more artisans who would like to be member/owners of the business, including but not limited to the following craft areas: stained glass, basketweaving, jewelry or any of the fabric arts: stitched, appliqued, quilted, dyed or woven.

For more information and an application, please contact Lakeside Artisans at 315-342-8880 or [email protected]