One thing I love about the Hudson Valley is the abundance of local artists in the area. A ton of stores in the area tend to stock local items, and there always is Etsy, but its hard to fine one spot were you can shop 100% locally made.  I always try to shop local for housewarming, bridal shower, or wedding gifts and I was so happy to find Craftsmen by Design, a central place stocked with artist work that was only Hudson Valley locally made.

Craftsmen by Design is located in the Poughkeepsie Plaza (Marshalls/ Phenix Hair, etc) and hosts local Hudson Valley artisans work.  The store was stated by 9 partners and it was branched off from the Holiday Boutique ran by the Artisan’s Guild.  They each have their own work in the store, but also offer consignment options to other artists.  Making this store completely filled with high quality items. Many of the artists also do custom orders as well!  Here are a few pictures I took of the various products in the store:









My pictures of the photography do not do the actual items justice.  The photography is absolutely gorgeous!  So many pictures of hawks and eagles (obviously, hawks are an interest of mine), as well as landscapes and people. Also not pictured are some handmade soy candles, stone etching work, quilts, wood work, beautiful jewelry, and so much more. Next time you are in Poughkeepsie, I highly recommend stopping in here for a gift, or something for yourself! 🙂



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