Waddington Summer Market will remain open
WADDINGTON -- The Waddington Summer Market, originally set to close its doors Sept. 3, will now remain open at Clark House, following what market organizers dubbed a "monumental success" this summer.
The market brought in sales totaling over $25,000 in nine weeks, market spokespeople said.The market was created to drive economic renewal to Waddington and its surrounding cities as well as help Clark House Preservation reclaim its role as the centerpiece of Main Street.
This artists’ hub, the Waddington Summer Market, now trades its pop-up status for a permanent location where artisans and merchants can have greater exposure to shoppers.
The goal of transforming Clark House into a hub for local artisans to work together is also becoming a reality as studios are now being added to the market, with Cheryl Spadaccini Home being the first artist to move her studio to Clark House.
“To set up my home decor and art studio at the Waddington Market Place is the best of both worlds. While creating fabulous pieces in my studio, it also allows me a world to connect with customers and shoppers. The hope I have for fellow artisans is to share in this experience of carving out an artist studio of their own,” Spadaccini said in a news release.
“We are thrilled to make this announcement for so many reasons, the most important of which is that we’re seeing artists in the North Country reap the fruits of their hard work, financially and otherwise. This is a great opportunity to show the North Country the wealth of talent and creativity that we possess,” Jim Thew, board member of Clark House Preservation Inc., said in the release.
In the coming weeks, market organizers will announce a new name for the market.
Store hours are Thursday-Saturday, from noon-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cheryl Spadaccini Home Studio hours are Tuesdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Market organizers are also working on a website that showcases all the vendors who sell their products.
Currently, interested shoppers ccan visit www.WaddingtonSummerMarket.com as well as the market's Facebook (@WaddingtonSummerMarket) and Instagram (@waddingtonmarket) pages.
Local artisans and merchants to contact the market at [email protected], or call 315-422-9400 to learn more about this unique opportunity to showcase their work and possibly tap into a new source of income.