“There is an abundance of talented, creative people who live in our community,” said Tim Ames, president and business manager of Lakeside Artisans, Oswego’s artists co-op.
Lakeside Artisans is a very unique business, as it is both founded and run by the artists themselves. There are currently 19 artists and artisans who both showcase and sell their work at Lakeside Artisans retail location in Canal Commons. Twenty-five different disciplines of art can be found in the store including original paintings, folk art, original jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and more. Lakeside Artisans also features inexpensive prints and notecards of many of the original paintings sold in the store.