On Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Woodland Pond residents and team members are eager to open their doors to showcase the wide range of original crafts, books, photographs, needlework, woodworking, ceramics, paintings, handmade American Girl doll clothes and much more for purchase and on display at the community’s annual Kaleidoscope of the Arts show and sale. Some of the pieces were made long ago and have a rich history or story behind them. Others were recently created, either by artists who have pursued lifelong artistic passions or decided to dabble in something new. Oftentimes residents have found time in their retirement to dive into something new that has always artistically intrigued them, so they have explored that creative endeavor. That, or they are aspiring artists who enjoy creating in a challenging medium, implementing a unique design or really exploring their imagination, so they set to create something truly outside-the-box. The residents are excited to share their artwork, their stories and their sources of inspiration with all attendees.
There will also be a children’s “make and take” crafts for children to do with their families or with the residents. There will also be a bake sale in the art studio and gift baskets to be raffled off in the hallway outside the performing arts center. All proceeds from the bake sale and raffle will be donated to the Woodland Pond Foundation, which serves to make the senior living community a better place for all who reside or visit there. This event is free and open to the public. Woodland Pond at New Paltz is located at 100 Woodland Pond Circle (Off of North Putt Corners Road) New Paltz, NY 12561.