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Finders Keepers

CLAYTON, NY (June 15, 2020) – The Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum recently opened a new estate and thrift shop called Finders’ Keepers at its 321 James Street location. Leslie Rowland, the Arts Center’s executive director, said: “The idea of a secondhand store was conceived in a brainstorming session after we learned that we had lost our tenant due to the double whammy of construction disruption and then the pandemic. So we decided to make lemonade out of lemons!” All merchandise is donated and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Arts Center. “During these extremely challenging and uncertain times, we needed to think outside of the box to ensure that the arts remain strong in the 1000 Islands,” she added. The shop carries and eclectic array of new and gently used items including furniture, antiques/vintage/thrift, kitchenware, artwork, rugs, collectables, handbags, linens, jewelry and more. The store is open 10 am – 4 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and is staffed by volunteers and trustees. The Thousand Islands Arts Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts through educational programs, classes, lectures, and exhibitions. Home to a nationally-renowned permanent collection of hand-woven textiles and a library, the Arts Center also offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of students – from the beginner to the professional artist. The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s mission is to preserve and promote art and craft through education, instruction, exhibitions, and our permanent collection.


HOURS: Thursday - Saturday, 10-4