Meet our Makers and Keepers with these Fresh Finds
“Come to our studios, stop for lunch somewhere, go for a hike, then meet the crazed individual who’s just creating! There’s nothing like it anywhere.” Sue Powell, Painter, Erin
1. Postman’s Antiques
Housed in a towering, 1912 post office worth the trip to Shelburne alone. Ancient books, militaria, furniture, oodles more. “Friendly, knowledgeable, reasonable” people say.
Once a knitting mill, then a rubber manufacturer (thus the glove), this 19th-century restored mill on the water showcases leading artists who welcome you to their studios.
3. Cithara Guitars
In the woods of Mansfield, musician Daniel Clark and crew handcraft acoustic, electric and bass guitars that have to be played to be believed. They’ll restore yours, too.
No wonder Headwaters has become an art-lovers’ mecca: this festival of juried art, events and more marks its 20th year in 2016. Featuring wonderful work as shown, by past exhibitor Gail Prussky.
Tour lovely Erin and Hillsburgh, drive up to the artist’s home or studio (artists like Jennifer McKinnon whose work is shown here), drop in, chat, then onto the next!