Art Walk Through Washingtonville
By Eugenia Moskowitz
Last weekend’s Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville doubled as an outdoor art gallery, combining local farm produce with creations by area artists and artisans. People perused tables with not only paintings and drawings by artists with the Washingtonville Artist’s Collective and the Wallkill River School of Art, but also objects created from clay, wool, textiles, and wood. All in addition to the regular honeys, syrups, bath products, jewelry, soaps, and more. Sidewalk chalk and instruction by the Wallkill River School of Art was also provided for the children with live music by Lauren Magarelli.
A brainchild of the Washingtonville Events Council, which runs monthly themed markets, this one coincided with the “WizArt Walk” in Washingtonville, a free self-guided art tour from July 15-26 displaying local artists’ works inside 18 different businesses and storefronts in the center of Washingtonville. Leaflets with a walking map, bios of the artists, and information about the art on display were available at every stop along the way. Some of the art, like the large copper “found object” sculptures by Washingtonville’s own master plumber and metalworker Bill Cypher sat outside, and will remain throughout the end of the WizArt Walk.
Information on any of the art displayed can be obtained from the Washingtonville Events Council.
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CAPTION 1: Giant “Copper Chopper” motorcycle sculptures by master plumber and metalworker Bill Cypher sat for all to admire at the Artisans Extravaganza Farmers Market in Washingtonville on July 21. (Photos by Eugenia Moskowitz)
CAPTION 2: One of the many booths displayed clay bowls with an edgy twist at the Washingtonville market.
CAPTION 3: This cute little cuddly sat with his friends at the Stitch 24 table.