September 7, 2022

Princeton Makes Celebrates Anniversary on September 18

“BY THE SHORE”: This work is by Spriha Gupta, one of the  members of the Princeton Makes artists’ cooperative in the Princeton Shopping Center. The co-op will mark its first anniversary with a celebration open to the public on Sunday, September 18 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Princeton Makes, the artist cooperative in the Princeton Shopping Center, will mark its one-year anniversary on September 18 from 12 to 4 p.m. with an art celebration open to the public. 

Since its inception last year, the co-op has expanded from 24 to 34 artists from the greater Princeton area, who work across a range of artistic genres including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, greeting cards, and jewelry. Sixteen artists now work from studios in the co-op, and the public is encouraged to come and see them at work and purchase any of the handmade items from the market.

“Princeton Makes has become a real community of artists for all of us who are co-op members,” said Princeton artist Jessie Lee Kent. “We work together, learn from each other, and just enjoy being part of the same group. And it’s thrilling to have customers stop in, visit our studios, and talk with us about our work. We’re all local artists, and so people actually get to meet the artists from whom they’re buying art.”

The celebration includes a variety of activities for adults and children alike. In addition to artists at work and doing demonstrations in their studios, some artists will set up outdoors for plein air painting in the courtyard. Face painting and other art activities for children, as well as henna hand painting for all ages, will be available.

The celebration will also feature live music by local musicians and treats from LilLLiPiES Bakery and WildFlour Gluten Free Kitchen.

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