Hudson River Trading Company author tent in August 2012
The Hudson River Trading Company will host its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 292 Main St. location in North Creek.
More than 20 award-winning authors and artists from all over the Adirondacks and northern New York region will sign their books and CDs under the tents in front of the store. Additionally this year artists and authors will be placed at several locations throughout town.
“We love the close connections we have developed with the many authors and artists who share their passion for our region in their works,” said Hudson River Trading Company owner Laurie Prescott Arnheiter. “It is fun to be able to showcase their work with visitors and locals alike.”
The Hudson River Trading Company has long been known for one of the largest collections of Adirondack-inspired books whose themes range from historical biographies, memories and recipes to fun-filled children’s reads.
North Creek Trading Post Gun Shop of Braley & Noxon Hardware: Dan Ladd, “Deer Hunting in the Adirondacks,” and Todd Mead, “Back Country Bucks,” are well known for their hunting and woods-wise books. They will be at this Main Street location.
North Creek Mosaic: Kate Hartley will be displaying her works in front of the Mosaic Project on Main Street with her paintings and photography across from Café Sarah on Main Street.
Basil & Wick’s: Pam & Kim Ladd, “Happy Hour in the High Peaks,” will begin the day at Hudson River Trading Company and move to Basil & Wick’s on State Route 28 when the restaurant opens at 3 p.m.
Alpine Lodge: Indian Lake artists Joann Quinlivan will be demonstrating landscape pastels in the Great Room of this Main Street lodge.
North Creek Depot: Members of the North Creek Depot Museum will be on the platform with copies of their new food and history cookbook, “North Creek Depot Museum Recipes Station Creations,” with all proceeds to benefit the Depot Museum.
Tri-County Nursing Home: Elizabeth Marshall will have handmade items such as table runners, placemats, and scented pillows at the Tri-County Nursing Home’s flea market on State Route 28. There will be other vendors such as antiques, food and used books set up.
Hudson River Trading Company: Author Lawrence Gooley — well known for his books on Robert Garrow and other Adirondack historical events — will be located here at the Rhythm & Rhymes headquarters. Other authors and artists will include:
•Michael Northrup, “The Padded Cell,” “Escape from the Padded Cell”;
•Robert Nearing, “Last Run of the Whisperer”;
•Pat Leonard, “Transfiguration”;
•Burt Miner, “Growing up in North Creek”;
•Perky Granger, “Adirondack Gold”;
•Carol Gregson, “Leaky Boots,” “Wet Socks”;
•Yvona Fast, “Garden Gourmet”;
•Bibi Wein, “The Way Home,”
•Irene Uttenderfsky, children’s chapter books and history fictions;
•Steve Sawn, deer hunting novels;
•Walt McLaughlin, “The Allure of Deep Woods”;
•Larry Beahan, “Grandpa’s Woods,” “North Country,” “Adirondack Pulp Fiction,” and “Adirondack Sasquatch”;
•Colleen Snyder, hand-crafted beaded jewelry;
•Claudie Wheeler, Wolf Pond Stables;
•Donna Wormwood, miniature Adirondack furniture and paintings;
•and Anneliese Taylor, painted items.
Location maps for artists and authors will be available at Hudson River Trading Company, the train station, and North Creek businesses.
The Hudson River Trading Company is located in three buildings in North Creek. The main location at 292 Main St. features over 6,000 square feet of browsing throughout nature-inspired rustic furniture, lighting, taxidermy and home furnishings. At the 290 Main St. location is the Outlet Store, where people can find bargains in resort wear such as Woolrich, Royal Robbins, and Isis. Also open this year is the Annex, furniture, rug and bedding showcase in the historic Smith’s Restaurant. Adjacent to the Annex is the Confectionery at HRTCo, serving soft and hard ice cream, locally made chocolates and fudge and old fashioned candy, novelties and toys
For more information, call the store at 251-4461 or visit online at www.HudsonRiverTradingCo.com.