Autumn is a spectacular season; a time for sightseeing, apple picking, and festival-going. Communities far and wide celebrate local traditions, and the harvest. This weekend, you can join the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers to explore and appreciate our working landscape. And October marks the start of American Craft Week and Open Studio Tours. What a glorious time to connect with friends and explore the creative, colorful side of Vermont!
11th Annual Fine Furniture, Woodworking and Forest Festival | Sept 27 & 28
Visit one of New England’s prettiest small towns this weekend, September 27th and 28th. The Vermont Wood Manufacturer’s Association presents their premier *Forest to Table* event in Woodstock, featuring the state’s finest handcrafted furniture and wood products. You can meet craftsmen, artists and stewards of the working landscape, and enjoy demonstrations, live music and family fun. Please come by the Guild booth and say hello! Save some time to explore Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
Check out our blog for a look at the weekend!
American Craft Week | Oct 3-12
Hot on the heels of the Woodstock event is a week long celebration of American Craft. Between October 3rd and 12th makers and retailers across the country invite the public to visit their studios, galleries and shows, and connect first hand to discuss, appreciate and experience the creative process. Our state Department of Tourism has sponsored and coordinated a cataloging effort to list more than 30 special events, festivals and exhibitions with the celebration. Have a look at what’s happening here: http://americancraftweek.com/vermont
Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Tours | Oct 4 & 5
Each year the Vermont Crafts Council coordinates a spring and fall Open Studio tour. Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers members will join the exhibiting group this season and open their shops for the weekend (10/4 & 10/5). Regional maps and trip planning ideas are available at www.vermontcraftcouncil.com.
“Supporting America’s craftspeople and products is so important. When we buy these beautifully made items, we are investing in our country’s traditions and enriching our own lives. The economic advantages are staggering, from creating local jobs to building creative, lively communities.” – American Craft Week
We’re grateful to the organizations at home and away that support our work, and we welcome you to join in the celebration with us.
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