Shop local this holiday season, by taking a classic fall country stroll.
Visit four open houses all within a half mile of each other on historic Stage Road in Cummington, MA. This event shows the unique concentration of artists, small businesses and idyllic farms that pepper our Hilltowns.
Leni Fried Printmaking at 494 Stage Rd. (www.lenifriedprintmaking.com) has a studio in her 150 year old barn. Leni Fried, an artist of over 30 years debuts her latest monoprints, cards and affordable art inspired by our hilltowns.
Next on the tour at 509 Stage Rd. is Kimberly Wachtel: Where Earth Meets Sky Art and Designs (where-earth-meets-sky.blogspot.com). You can't miss Kim's brightly colored house which reminds one of her whimsical, handmade designs inspired by traditional Polish, Hungarian and Eastern European art. At her studio you will find original paper cuts, paintings, prints, cards and hand embroidered items
At the top of the hill at 523 Stage Rd. is the old Colonial, site of the former Stage Road Tavern where one was served grog! You can ask for grog, but you may receive a pottery tour in its stead! Steven Jones, potter, will be showing his wheel thrown stoneware at this classic colonial and barn.
The last stop for the Walkabout at 556 Stage Rd is Gordon's Fold Highland cattle. Look for their long horns and shaggy manes.Eric Driver has continued his grandfather Gordon's tradition of grazing these animals on this land. Bring your coolers Gordon's Fold will be selling Grass fed, U.S.D.A inspected beef and taking orders for Winter shares.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov.15th from 11-5 (Leni Fried printmaking only Nov. 16th).
We encourage you to feel the crunch of fallen leaves, the brisk air and warm up with cider, art and refreshments at each location. Shop local, walk local this holiday season.