This weekend we’re excited to be exhibiting alongside an exceptional selection of local makers, craftspeople and artisans at the first annual Field + Supply maker fair. The vision of Brad Ford, a high-end interior designer and the man behind designtherapy, Field + Supply aims to modernize and elevate the traditional arts and crafts fair with a local focus. It will highlight goods, old and new, from a variety of studios and workshops representing fashion, food, and furniture.
We’re looking forward to seeing some of our friends at the event including Materia Designs, Sawkille, Fern, Workstead, Michael Robbins, And North and Kingston Wine Co. If you’re looking for a weekend plan, stop by the fair and check out all the great folks who will be exhibiting. The fair will run on Saturday from 11:00p - 6:00p and Sunday from 12:00p - 5:00p at The Black Barn, 4-8 Bruceville Rd. Hight Falls, NY.
We’ll also be extending open house hours this weekend in accordance with the fair. On Saturday we’ll be hosting the open house from 11:00a - 4:00p and Sunday from 1:00p - 4:00p.
The fair will be held at the Black Barn which caught Brad’s fascination while it was being built. “I wasn’t sure what the plans were for the barn, but when I spoke to the gentleman who was doing the renovation about my idea for a modern makers craft fair, he said, be my guest… and that’s when the idea started to become a reality. The barn sits at the edge of a field and we will have several merchants in the barn and then over a dozen tents on the field with close to two dozen other merchants and a few food vendors including The Kitchenette which makes the best homemade desserts!”
Brad grew up in a small town in Arkansas where he always looked forward to the annual Arts and Crafts fair. “I loved the experience of being surrounded by so many creative people and seeing their latest designs, it was very social. I wanted to combine the idea of where I came from with where I am now as an interior designer, creating a similar experience to the fairs I have such fond memories.”
Brad also has a weekend house in Accord, NY, not far from Hudson Woods. “There is so much nuance in the area. The landscapes and vistas are absolutely beautiful, especially during the fall. In addition, there’s a significant number of craftspeople here who I believe are taking craftsmanship to another level. I was excited to bring in Hudson Woods because of their shared appreciation and enthusiasm for a more modern point of view in the Hudson Valley.”
If you stopped by our launch party, you may also remember the tasty fare from our friends at Brotherly Grub BBQ who will also be at Field + Supply. Can’t wait to get my hands on some sliders!