South Fork Artists and Makers Make Season Merry
With the gift-giving season upon us, South Fork artists and crafts-makers are showing their work in a variety of settings.
MuvStrong fitness studio at 289 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton in the One-Stop Market complex will open its doors for an annual holiday sale on Friday with a range of craftspeople, healthy food makers, and trainers from 3 to 6 p.m. Fourteen vendors are expected to take part, including the Georgica Bag Co., Girl Tauk boutique, Hamptons Hand-Poured candles, and the Wampum skate shop.
Fitness program memberships will be available at a discount. A nutritionist will be there to talk about specialized diet plans. Everyone walking through the door will be eligible for a winner-take-all raffle with items donated by the vendors.
Also in East Hampton, Susan Nieland, a maker of jewelry that incorporates stones she finds on the beaches here, leather, and metal, will host a makers market Friday and Saturday at her 21 Gould Street studio. Shoppers will have an opportunity to meet the artists and craftspeople showing clothing, ceramics, jewelry, leather goods, and paintings.
Taking part are Anna Clejan, Gretchen Comly, Jameson Ellis, Janet Goleas, Anne Kothari, Sarah Lazar, Hilary Leff, Jill Musnicki, and Stanley & Sons, an accessories and clothing line run by the owners of S&S Corner Shop in Springs. Ms. Nieland will show examples of her work as well. Hours Friday are from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
A "ladies lounge" shopping evening will take place Tuesday night from 6 to 8 at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. Happy hour drinks are half price, and there will be a selection of light food available. Susan Verde, a yoga instructor and author, will sign copies of her recent children's books. Others taking part are Karin Yapalater, who is a holistic health counselor, Tathiana Teixeira of Plain-T in Southampton, Mickey Beyer Clausen, who is a Danish expert on happiness, and Stefanie Sacks, the author of "What the Fork Are you Eating?" R.S.V.P.s can be emailed to email@example.com.
Lululemon will host a dozen vendors this Saturday and next from 1 to 4 p.m. for a holiday shopping bazaar. Artisans will have healing and skin care products, jewelry, ceramics, hats, and baked goods laid out for browsing. There will be a drawing each day for product giveaways. The sale is up a flight of stairs in the 35 Main Street East Hampton shop's Loft35 yoga space.
Locally made crafts and gifts will be for sale Sunday morning at a Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane in East Hampton's Hanukkah fair. There will be children's activities, hot latkes, and a chance to make one's own applesauce. Hours are 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The Amagansett Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Scoville Hall, across Meeting House Lane from the church. A bake sale, craft table, deacons' silver tea, and offerings from vendors and artisans have been promised.
Also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, the community room at the senior citizens housing complex at St. Michael's in Amagansett will host a "winter wonderland" featuring jams and jellies, holiday cookies and cupcakes, jewelry, candles, scrubs, bath salts, clothing, natural cleaners, and lotions, among other items.
In Home on Sag Harbor Main Street will have a pop-up sale of work by Patricia Feiwel, a Sag Harbor textile designer and collage artist, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale will include necklaces in a variety of metals and scarves handmade from silk and French jacquard fabric.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on St. Andrew's Road in Southampton will continue its pastry and gift sale through Christmas Eve. Greek delicacies, Christmas decorations, stocking stuffers, jewelry, and handbags are for sale Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An order form can be found on the church's website, dormitionhamptons.org.