The Local Artisan Gallery is now “live” at Lost River Market and Deli, now thru May 31.
Featuring tufa sculptures, jewelry, basketry, vases, boxes, wooden toys, ceramics, turned bowls, framed dictionary art, and dolls. All for sale and produced by local artists.
Here’s a sampling of the exquisite dolls made by Annie Pittman, Orleans. Choose from a queen, fairy, steampunk (!), gypsy or pirate.
Beautiful display of ceramics by Linda Boswell and Janet Powell plus turned wooden bowls by Edward Powell. It’s a delight to see them all together.
The work of 15-20 local artists and craftspeople will be on display. Ceramics, paintings, both oil and watercolor, stained glass, woodcraft, turned bowls, knitwear, primitives, jewelry, photography, garden ornaments and basketry will all be represented. Lost River Market and Deli already offers local wellness products such as Eden Farms soaps and lotions and locally made tinctures. The Envision Design line of purses and bags made by First Chance Center are always in stock.
An example of the unique locally made products are the line of wooden spoons and cutting boards made by Esprit Bender Beauregard. These products are usually on display at Lost River but Esprit plans for a larger supply than normal during the Local Artisan Gallery exhibit.
Lost River Market and Deli is a natural foods co-op serving customers in a five county region. Nearly 1000 members own the store, but everyone is welcome to shop. Part of its mission is to carry as many quality local products as possible. Besides local crafts you can find seasonal local fruits and vegetables, a great variety of local meats, both fresh and frozen, baked goods and more. Through the Deli Lost River offers homemade sandwiches and wraps, daily soups and a large salad bar with offerings ranging from mixed lettuce salad to Thai noodles and tofu. It also offers a quality selection of craft beer and wines.
Lost River Market and Deli is open 8am – 7pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.