Love giving, but hate the mall? Visit Atlas Winter Market 2019
Posted in Liberty Street Shops | Last Updated December 15, 2019
Let Atlas Studios Winter Market help you be your best elf.
Update: December 7th event a great success! See you next year!
If you’re serious about finding truly creative holiday gifts or sprucing up your home for the winter, you probably already know that you’re unlikely to find yourself satisfied by the mass-produced offerings of big box stores and malls.
Hudson Valley Creatives Featured.
And even if you’re very aware that today’s Hudson Valley is a hotbed of creativity, of artists and craftspeople making brilliant and unique items, the idea of seeking them out over hill and dale may seem exhausting.
Beautiful pottery work by Newburgh Pottery will be for sale
That’s where the second annual Atlas Studios Winter Market comes in, to be held this year on the weekend of December 7 and 8. Gathered into one cool 1920s factory in Newburgh’s historic East End, you’ll find close to 3 dozen of the region’s most accomplished makers of beautiful things.
That person you think has everything? Yeah, no. There will be something here that person does not have — and will love.
From Atlas Studios’ community and beyond.
Some of the vendors are from within the Atlas Studios community, which leases studio and workshop spaces with 14 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, ample natural light and all the modern conveniences to 45 makers of all sorts. Others are from around the Hudson Valley.
“Some have studios here, others are from all over the area: Beacon, Garrison, Cornwall,” says market coordinator Stella Lee Prowse, who located in Newburgh 5 years ago specifically to become part of Atlas Studios.
“It’s a breathtaking mix. We make the gallery gorgeous with fairy lights and decorations, and there are lots of surprising things. One of our tenant vendors, Gerb-o-Matic, makes kinetic sculpture and he’s hosting a Make Your Own Elf workshop. We’ll have coffee and hot chocolate, food from Beacon Pantry. Last year we had a great turnout and a wonderful time; I think there’s been a real need for this.”
Leather goods by Garny&Co
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Original and different gifts, wearable art, and more!
So come and feast your eyes on all kinds of wearable art, home decor, and other useful and beautiful things.
- Fancy a fresh look? There will be holiday wreaths unlike any you’ve ever seen before from Heart & Soil, elegant bluestone-glazed tableware from Lail Design, and delicate-but-durable handmade borosilicate drinkware from Malfatti Glass.
- Got an ethical fiber artist on your gift list? They’ll be swooning with delight when you gift them with some gorgeous yarn via Laura Sansone’s NY Textile Lab. Or how about an Aviatrix Hat? They come in pattern, DIY kit and ready-made forms from Loopy Mango, and a good chunk of the proceeds goes to a nonprofit that supports women running for office.
- New moms will delight in the herbal blends and salves offered especially for their needs by Sasha Botanica. And everyone with skin will enjoy the pure and plant-based soaps, lotions and body butters from Hudson Naturals.
- If you think there is no such thing as an elegant broom, you need to experience Custodian, existing happily at the intersection of art and domesticity.
We won’t try to describe the variety of jewelry — suffice to say you’ll be dazzled by the metalwork, sparkling gems and design sensibilities alike. And this is just a glimpse. Save the date and come on down to Atlas Studios at 11 Spring Street on Saturday, December 7 or Sunday, December 8, 10 am to 5 pm.