Garrison Crafts Fair had Something for Everybody

People could still be seen arriving just an hour before closing

By Kevin E. Foley

A series of rolling thunder and rain storms may have dampened afternoon attendance at the Garrison Art Center’s Crafts Fair, Sunday (Aug.21), but as the sun firmly established itself again, people could still be seen arriving just an hour before closing at the always well-attended event. Several vendors acknowledged the day had been slower, but that Saturday made up for it with great crowds. Some of the pottery, jewelry, photography and other crafts people traveled from Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as destinations up and down the Hudson Valley to show their work for sale.

Marilyn Palefky of Garrison presides over her and husband Jay's Morphicism display

Three notable local crafts businesses, with shops in nearby Beacon, were at the fair under tents.  An example of Jessica Wickham’s solid wood furniture work provided the table for the unique drinking glasses crafted by Ten Willow Studio artists Jill Reynolds and Daniel Spitzer. And Morphicism, a shop (in Beacon) and an online business run by Garrison residents, Jay and Marilyn Palefsky, displayed a wide assortment of pieces that can be transformed by sliding a selection of images in front of one another.

One of the more colorful presentations at the fair

Artisanal olive oil and balsamic vinegar, honey and maple syrup, chocolate concoctions, as well the hand-made dishes, bowls, cups and utensils to use with them were all on display.  Few of the provided shopping bags appeared empty as people made their way to their cars.
Photos by K.E. Foley


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