First issue of Made+Collected new annual magazine and creative service directory by Hudson River Exchange will launch at Summer Market! Make sure to pick up a copy, they are free! Learn more about Made+Collected.


Kids DIY2 w/ Instar Lodge

Instar Lodge is hosting a creative journey for youth at the Hudson River Exchange Summer Market. Children explore their creativity; from plant stamping to sun dying and much more under the tent and sky, making and playing with the wonder of wildness. We believe we are our future and creativity with community will set us free.  Join us in making everything more fun, more wild, more free, and more playful!

Sat, June 23rd

10-12pm Make Your Mark: Plant stamping on fabric and paper (all ages)

12-2pm Creative embroidery (Stitch your own design, your name, your pet, your poem) (5yr+)

**also while we know these activities are for kids–we don’t discriminate against older kids joining in the fun even if they are 40yr old kids.


Like Minded Objects

Lawn Lounge presented by LIKE MINDED OBJECTS. 15+ different designs, many made in collaboration with local artists like Enky, Objects n the Round and  Lil’ Debs Oasis.



Emily Ritz

Poster art for this year’s Summer Market was created by Hudson based artist Emily Ritz. Inspired by coral reefs and lush forests, Emily Ritz uses drawing, painting, sculpture and embroidery to bring her unique vision of beauty to life. Everything she creates is done completely by hand and no two pieces are alike. Her love of repetition is quite apparent in the hyper detailed patterns that grow over each piece. After living in Northern California for nine years, her work is very much infused with the colors and textures of the West Coast. Since her move back home to upstate New York, Emily has taken up ceramics and continues to delve deeper into her imagined world of natural beauty. Her visual language expands as she now finds joy in merging her artistic style with practical objects like vases, planters and candle holders. Emily uses the word Lumpland as a descriptive and playful way to name her creations and the world in which they exist.

Watch Emily lump the world

Instagram: @lumpland



Free Events this Weekend

CareForce One

Oral History Summer School presents a screening of filmmaker-activist Marisa Jahn’s CareForce One Travelogues (24 min) in Hudson, next weekend, followed by a community conversation around caregiving, labor and immigration policy with workers in our region, including Mariana Alonso Jusufaj (National Domestic Workers Alliance).

Saturday, June 23rd
6 PM – 8 PM
Hudson Area Library – Hudson, NY map
Free pupusas and childcare!


In CareForce One Travelogues, artist/filmmaker Marisa Jahn speaks with nannies, housekeepers, and home health workers to explore how care intersects with some of today’s most pressing issues — immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination and more.

This event is timed to coincide with Oral History Summer School’s workshop on Oral History + Care. This free public event, co-sponsored by Hudson River Exchange, will offer all a chance to think about domestic work, workers’ rights, care and social documentary while watching a fabulous film and eating delicious pupusas, with a conversation to follow.


Summer Place Community Conversation Series

WALK + CONVERSATION presented by Instar Lodge

A series of free monthly walking Community Conversations to activate spaces and landscapes in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy being in community while engaging in experiential learning through dialogue.  It takes the expert off the stage and puts them in stride with their community, where all voices matter.

Sunday, June 24th
3 PM – 5 PM
Olana – Hudson, NY map


All are welcome and RSVP is not required for the walks but we do appreciate it, as it helps us know how many people to expect. To RSVP email info@instarlodge.com.