The Adirondack Museum’s 24th annual Rustic Furniture Fair is Sept. 10 and 11.
The fair is a festival of rustic arts featuring handcrafted furniture, furnishings and original Adirondack paintings.
Craftsman from all over the U.S. will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. Exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about their work or discuss custom-made pieces.
This gathering of artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials. More than 55 artisans, including six new craftsmen, will showcase their creations. Featured will be music by Intermountain Trio, demonstrations and great food throughout the day including treats from North Country Kettle Corn and Ben & Jerry's.
An original work of art — “Tupper Lake” (oil on canvas) by Barney Bellinger of Sampson Bog Studio, Mayfield, N.Y. — will be sold via silent auction at the fair. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Visit www.adirondackmuseum.org to view the piece.
Alternative parking will be available Saturday and Sunday on Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake, at the museum’s Collections Storage and Study Center. The center’s a little over a mile from the museum grounds; a free shuttle to and from the museum will be provided. Rustic Furniture Fair activities and demonstrations are included in the price of regular museum admission. All exhibits will be open as well.
The museum will hold a Preview Party Friday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. It will be a chance to shop and meet the artisans who create these unique pieces. Learn about their techniques, materials, inspiration and the rustic art form. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting www.adirondackmuseumstore.com.