Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show offers Mother’s Day gifts

Those seeking unique Mother’s Day gifts will not want to miss the fourth annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show at the historic Merwinsville Hotel in Gaylordsville, CT, May 4 and May 5 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Artist demonstrations will be offered both days this year.

Over 60 local artists and artisans will have work on display at the fourth annual show and all is for sale. A portion of all sales benefits the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, which has been ongoing for 48 years.

The show features artwork in glass, photography, jewelry, wood turning, pottery and watercolors, oil and acrylic art. Locally grown plants are also available for sale from Meadowbrook Garden in New Milford and The Village Farm Shop and Greenhouse in Gaylordsville.

The Merwinsville Hotel opened for business in 1843. The second floor features rooms with period furniture and decor reminiscent of the hotel’s earliest years. There is also a museum of artifacts featuring the rich history of the building that was originally a meal stop and station for the Housatonic Railroad.

There is a suggested $2 donation per person for the Spring Show. Children under 10 are free. Members are admitted free and those at the sponsor level and above will receive a discount on art purchased at one of the three annual shows.

The Merwinsville Hotel is a national historic landmark located at 1 Brown’s Forge Road in Gaylordsville, CT, only 15 minutes from Kent, Sherman, New Milford, and the Harlem Valley/Wingdale Railroad Station. For further information, call 860-350-4443 or visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org