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Adirondack Museum hosts 25th annual Rustic Furniture Fair

Jeannie RidgewayThe Rustic Furniture Fair features 60 artisans including Jeannie Ridgeway, who crafted this piece.
The Adirondack Museum, a center dedicated to exploring the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, will host the Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9. Renowned artisans from throughout the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, furnishings and artwork.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors interested in an early buying opportunity can visit on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and are available now online.
This gathering of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials. A list of the 60 participating artisans can be found on the museum's website. Demonstrations of furniture making and painting will take place throughout the weekend. Exhibitors will answer questions about their work, or discuss custom made pieces.
In celebration of the 25th or Silver Anniversary of the Rustic Furniture Fair, more than 25 artisans have elected to design and create a unique commemorative piece for this year's show. Each piece will bear a tribute plaque. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the commemorative pieces will benefit the museum.
In addition, there will be a silent auction happening during the fair featuring the works of Barney Bellinger, Randy Holden, Larry Post, Russ DeFonce, Jonathan Swartwout, Bill Perkins, Rick Pratt and Bob Jones. Winners will be announced Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Museum.
Music throughout the weekend will be provided by Intermountain Trio. They will be releasing their second album, "Can't Find the Words," at the Rustic Fair this year. Intermountain Trio will be playing starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
Adirondack Life, North Country Public Radio, Mountain Lake PBS and Adirondack Explorer are media sponsors for the Rustic Furniture Fair.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adkmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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