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About Us

OOAK Artisan Showcase is owned and operated by Melvin and Shelley Turner who dream of bringing a new experience to Central New York.

Our new space in located at 500 Plant Street in Utica. NY. We have a small gallery area with art supplies and materials for sale. Soon we will be offering consignment space for our member artists. We are so excited!

In addition to all this, we host workshops and classes; one-time sessions and weekend retreats in gorgeous Central New York locations. In addition to classes with local art instructors OAS will fly in nationally and internationally known artists to teach our retreats, with some being held at special destinations!  Visit our website for list of upcoming workshops - http://www.ooakartisanshowcase.com/workshops.html

OOAK Artisan Showcase is interested in all art mediums, believing "art" to be anything you produce during your creative time. Our exhibits may include the work of fine artists, artisan jewelry designers, photographers, ceramicists and sculptors, muralists, woodworkers, - basically any, and all visual art- but our main focus is on mixed media arts.

If you are a collector or just love art in general, we want to introduce you to our amazing friends and fellow artists! It is our hope you will learn about a new medium and even choose to join in and take a class or workshop. We get a really great feeling when one of our visitors chooses to try their own hand at something new!