So a few of us at GSCA have been kicking around the idea of a spectacular Winter CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA of DIY, Handmade gifts.
We know there are so many nasty knitters, clever crafters, and magnificent makers in our area… independent artists who make one-of-a-kind, high quality, handmade items AND we want to have a CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA to encourage the capital district to buyHANDMADE! as an alternative to the shop-till-you-drop madness of the chain stores and malls, but… we don’t want people to freeze and our beautiful artSPACE (the former St. Anthony’s Church) is not yet heated in the winter.
Jamie Felittle from the Troy Farmers’ Market and Rebecca Schoonmaker, Upstate Artist Guild gallery manager, were both VERY encouraging and welcoming about making arrangements to use their spaces to host the CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA…. This event might just happen this year!