A festival of rustic arts: Rustic Furniture Fair at the Adirondack Museum

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Join the Adirondack Museum for the 23rd annual Rustic Furniture Fair. This year's show will include handcrafted furniture, furnishings and Adirondack paintings Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than sixty artisans, including fifteen new craftsmen, will showcase their rustic creations.

The Adirondack Museum's Rustic Furniture Fair is recognized as the premier "rustic" show in the country. This gathering of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials.

Alternative parking will be available Saturday and Sunday on Route 28 in the village of Blue Mountain Lake, at the museum's Collections Storage and Study Center. Look for signs. A free shuttle to and from the museum will be provided.

Demonstrations of furniture making and painting will take place throughout the weekend. Visitors can delight in the delicious tastes of the season at a special barbecue. Don't miss North Country Kettle Corn and Ben & Jerry's! Rustic Fair activities and demonstrations are included in the price of regular museum admission. All museum exhibits will be open.

The UPS Store of Lake Placid will provide shipping service for items purchased at the Rustic Furniture Fair.

Adirondack Life and North Country Public Radio are media sponsors of the Rustic Furniture Fair.

For information about all that the museum has to offer, please call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.

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