COOKSBURG — The Sawmill Center for the Arts is slated to open its Craft Market Saturday, April 14. The market is a consignment-type store where dozens of local artists sell their handmade creations.

“There are many talented artists and crafters in our area, and this is the place where they can earn some income for their work,” explains Karen Hazlett, executive director of the Sawmill Center for the Arts. “Our store has a unique collection, including hanging wall art, hand-woven baskets, loomed rugs, hand-turned wooden bowls, candles, jewelry, furniture and table coverings. We welcome new artists every year, so there is always something new and different.”

During the 2017 season, 60 crafters profited from selling items in the Sawmill’s Craft Market. Ten of these artisans made more then $1,000. The market is emptied and closed every November. During the past week, crafters have been bringing new merchandise to stock the store.

The Craft Market will be open Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. After Memorial Day weekend, the market will be open every day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Sawmill Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization located at 140 Theatre Lane in Cook Forest State Park. For more information, visit

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