Music by Poor Boy’s Delight, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, & Artisan Foods at June 3, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Favorite local artists, food & produce vendors at Opening Day

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, green onions, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, maple syrup, and local honey. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, jams and jellies, cake-in-a-jar, Greek specialties, and locally roasted coffee.  Veteran Riverwalk farm and food vendors on hand for opening day include Martha’s Eats and Treats, Mississippi Hills CSA, and Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats.  New to Riverwalk for opening day is Enchanted Woods Maple Syrup.

Ceramics, photography, fused glass art, wood items, fiber art, and hand-crafted jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale on opening day. Many of Riverwalk Market Fair’s favorite artists will be on hand to kick off the season, including Geralyn Thelen with fused glass plates, vases, and garden decorations, potter Barbara Zavaruha; bowl and spoon maker Brad Paulson, jeweler Cathy Collison, and many others.

Featured Farmer:  Schoolhouse Apiary

Schoolhouse Apiary has been keeping bees since 2004.  All of their bee yards are located on organically managed land and raised without antibiotics or pesticides.  Their honey goes straight from the hive to the bottle, with no heating or processing, just minimal filtering.

They’ve been selling at Riverwalk Market Fair since it’s opening season in 2010.  The couple loves talking about their bees and introducing everyone to the delicious local honey that the bees produce from different flower sources.

Featured Artist:  Prairie Sun Design

Nancy Stroessner of Apple Valley will be bringing her hand crafted purses, pillows, headbands, hair clips, hats, and scarves back again this year.  She states “It started with Barbie.  Before I was allowed anywhere near a sewing machine, I was designing evening gowns for Barbie with stick pins and pretty floral handkerchiefs, and manipulating folds of fabric into bustles and borders.”

Always sewing, always developing her skills and knowledge of sewing and handwork, and now is allowed to chase her dream of being a creator and purveyor of her own designs.  Her website is


Local singer-songwriter Bobby Psenka of Poor Boy’s Delight will be at Riverwalk Market Fair debut on Opening Day.  Poor Boy’s Delight plays a mix of original music, guitar, bluegrass, rock, roots, ragtime, and many other genres.  He’ll give the market a great vibe and entertain while you peruse the artist and farmer stands.

Geralyn Thelen on ArtZany! with Paula Grandquist on KYMN radio

paula granquistRiverwalk glass artists Geralyn Thelen was the guest Friday of KYMN radio’s Paula Grandquist on the ArtZany! program.  Geralyn talked with Paula about how she has grown her work in fused glass both artistically and as a business.  Listen to this engaging interview with artist and businesswoman Geralyn Thelen on the KYMN archive.


2011 Market Fair Artists

Shona Brooks, Black and white drawings colored and used in many different applications

Chris & Sue Holmquist, Hand made pottery

Jennifer Wolcott, Steel garden structures; etched mirrors and lantern; upcycled tin toys

Toni Easterson, Garden flower related pastels; florals

Becky Korbel, Handcrafted jewelry

Kathy Miller, Watercolor paintings; prints and cards

Jim Haas, Stoneware pottery

Dale Brown, Fused glass platters,trivets, pendants;slumped bottles

Greie Thelen, Fused glass jewelry, home accessories, wearable art

Barbara Zaveruha, Functional high-fire stoneware

Marsha Kitchel, Oil and pastel paintings

John Ehresmann, Lampwork glass beads, wine stoppers, keychains

Theresa Harsma, Handbound books, paste paper jewelry, ironed plastic purses

Patsy Dew, Photographic cards, prints, art books

Kirsten Johnson, Acrylic paintings, drawings, mixed media constructions, books, cards

Karen Oiseth, Acrylic, watercolor paintings, drawings; mixed media

Judy Saye-Willis, Jewelry, felt and shibori scarves, wooden cover books w/ ethiopian bindings

Tom Willis, High fired, low fired pottery

Virginia Berry, Sustainable design handmade clothing, purses, jewelry, table linens,stationery

Alexandra Betzler, Acrylic and oil paintings

Darla Dahl, Handcrafted purses, totes, wristlets, yoga bags, laptop bags, wallets

Angie Frawley, Handmade beaded jewelry, bookmarks,keychains; recycled matl headbands

Sharon Kilanowski, Wired-wrapped stones and beads jewelry,necklaces, pendants

Jessica Hutton, Digital card-size prints of original work

Mary Beth Coyle Frederick, Unique jewelery, printmaking

Dennis McClintock, Photographic prints; matted, framed, cards

Dean Kjerland, Decorative art: oak-framed stained glass