Princeton Makes Celebrates One Year Anniversary on September 18th – New Jersey Stage


originally published: 09/01/2022

Princeton Makes Celebrates One Year Anniversary on September 18th

(PRINCETON, NJ) — Princeton Makes, the artist cooperative in the Princeton Shopping Center, will mark its one-year anniversary on September 18 from noon to 4:00pm with an Art Celebration open to the public.  

Since its inception last year, the co-op has expanded from 24 to 34 artists from the greater Princeton area, who work across a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, greeting cards and jewelry. Sixteen artists now work from studios in the co-op, and the public is encouraged to come and see them at work and purchase any of the hand-made items from the market.

“Princeton Makes has become a real community of artists for all of us who are co-op members.  We work together, learn from each other, and just enjoy being part of the same group” said Jessie Lee Kent, a Princeton artist.  “And it’s thrilling to have customers stop in, visit our studios, and talk with us about our work.  We’re all local artists, and so people actually get to meet the artists from whom they’re buying art,” she added.

Princeton Makes Celebrates One Year Anniversary on September 18th

The celebration includes a myriad of activities for adults and children alike. In addition to artists at work in their studios, some artists will set up outdoors for plein air painting in the courtyard, and others will do art demonstrations in the studios. Face painting and other art activities for children, as well as henna hand painting for all ages, will be available. 

The celebration will also feature live music by local musicians and treats from Lillipie’s Bakery and Wildflour Gluten Free Kitchen.


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Princeton Makes cooperative consists of 28 local artists, including 11 who work here up to seven days a week in dedicated studio space. Our dynamic retail space features work of all cooperative members for purchase. As a cooperative, all 28 artists work at least four hours per week at the store. 

Whenever the store is open, at least one artist is working in a studio and customers can interact directly with artists to learn about their process and technique. In fact, the entire staff is comprised of artists who delight in showing customers our full array of artistic work.

Princeton Makes Celebrates One Year Anniversary on September 18th

The art made and sold at Princeton Makes covers a broad range of art genres including: painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. Customers can support local artists by shopping for a wide variety of art, including large paintings, prints, custom-made greeting cards, stained glass lamps and window hangings, jewelry, hats, scarves and more.

Princeton Makes is a great place to discover new artists, find that perfect gift, and add to your art collection, all while supporting the local arts community.

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