On Sept. 3 and 4 (Labor Day weekend), Berkshire Botanical Gardens once again will host the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction. The annual show features Guild members who exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products, including furniture to musical instruments. The Guild also provides ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event, which runs from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days.
The show features designs by 18 professional woodworkers from the Berkshires and neighboring towns throughout New York and Connecticut. A highlight of the weekend is a silent auction to benefit the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Scholarship Fund, which supports individuals who aspire to make woodworking, architecture, or a related field their professional goal. Since 2013, the Guild has awarded $39,500 in scholarship monies to 30 recipients.
Throughout the weekend, BWG members will demonstrate various woodworking techniques including turning, sharpening techniques, riving and finials turning. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for Garden members.
The event will include a food truck featuring sausages.
For information, contact Berkshire Woodworkers Guild or call 413 429-6830