In July 2009, eleven artists took a chance on a new show being held at the Inn at the Bridge in Northville featuring both woodworkers and fine artists. The idea was conceived by Rotarian Mike Kratky and the first event was organized by a small group of the 10 Rotarians at that time. Today the Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend features over 65 artists and non-profits. It is held at the Northampton Town Park and Bradt Municipal Building – a venue that can hold the larger numbers of both artists and the public.
Juried artists and selected fine craftsmen display countless examples of the area’s most exquisite works of art. Among the fine artisans you can expect to find; woodworkers, painters, jewelers, photographers, weavers, basket makers, potters, and others, all displaying their unique talent with items available for purchase.
The Northville Rotary is proud to announce this year’s featured artists – Marion Kratky of Northville, an exceptional painter known for her beautiful landscapes, and master woodturner John L. Wdowin, of Mesa Arizona and Westdale, New York who creates unique waterproof vases.
Four of the “Charter Members” who have been with us over the past ten show and were instrumental in spreading the word to other artists who have joined us over the years is artist Marion Kratky and woodworkers Mike Kratky, George Olsen, Jr. and Al Caruso. Each will be featured in this year’s program.
The weekend will begin with Opening Ceremonies 5:00 on Friday, July 20th. The show will from continue 5:00-8:00. Hours Saturday will be 9-5 and Sunday 10-3 and include demonstrations, raffles, and a silent auction. Food can be purchased and picnic areas are available.
Come join us to celebrate “A Decade of Shows” and enjoy discovering the beautiful Sacandaga Lake, restaurants and shops of the quaint village of Northville.
Proceeds from this event will be used by the Northville Rotary throughout the year to provide scholarships to students, support community organizations, and projects of Rotary International. Contact Sue Owens firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.