By Kristin Bednarski
Antique and craft enthusiasts will have plenty of opportunities to shop this summer in New Richmond.
The New Richmond Historical Society will be hosting Artists on the Ohio the second Saturday of the month and Antiques on the Ohio the second Sunday of the month beginning May 11.
Linda Shuck, president of Historic New Richmond, said this is the third season of Antiques on the Ohio, but that this year they have created another day especially for arts and crafts vendors.
“This will be our first try at that,” Shuck said about separating the vendors into two days. “We’ve gotten really good response from crafters when we said that.”
Shuck said separating the two made sense because of timing and because of the type of products that the vendors specialize in.
Shuck said the crafters will be in the village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, and the antique dealers will be in the village from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month.
Shuck said the past two seasons, crafters and antique dealers were together the second Sunday of each month.
She said the shows have been successful in the village the past two seasons.
“This has been a good fit for us and it has been successful for us,” Shuck said about the shows.
Shuck said both antique vendors and crafters have a variety of different items they bring to sell at the show.
Shuck said the crafters bring anything from wood carvings to pottery.
“We have a fellow who does wood carvings of figurines, we have someone else who does soap,” Shuck said. “We have rug braiders, one guy makes necklaces and bracelets from old silverware. We have just about everything.”
Shuck said the antique dealers also bring a variety of items.
“We have had a very faithful core of antique dealers who have come,” Shuck said.
She said they bring small pieces of antique furniture, pottery, glassware, vintage and antique jewelry, antique prints, stain glass windows, and more.
Shuck said it is fun for people to explore antiques and crafts from the past.
“It gives a lot of people a chance to walk up memory lane,” she said.
Shuck said they have a wonderful location for the shows overlooking the Ohio River in New Richmond.
“It’s not just coming down to the show, there are a lot of other things to do,” Shuck said. “There are a lot of fine restaurants, people can walk around the riverbank.”
For more information about the antique or craft shows, visit www.newrichmond.org.