Hudson's to host Folk Artists on the Porch on Saturday


Hudson’s General Store on Irons Lane in Clarksville will host its annual Folk Artists on the Porch event on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 10 a.m. The artists are coming from all over and will be showing off the handiwork that brings their special items to the store’s shelves.

“It’s the artists that build things for our store,” explained Melody Hudson, “to let people meet them in person.”

The store is filled with filled with primitive antiques, American folk art, reproduction furniture, home decor and gifts.

Kim Frey, the resident “paper-cutter” and the Hudsons’ daughter, works on her historically inspired Scherenschnitte, Fraktur and Silhouettes. She will be on hand on Saturday, as will Rick Fish of Rick Fish Antiques and Decoys of Snow Hill, Md., and several other artisans whose work fills the store.

Hudson said that, in addition to the antiques and folk art, Hudson’s General Store also offers a lot of specialty items, such as potpourri, penny rugs and pine-needle baskets, and seasonal items, such as wreaths.

They are “all ready to kick off for fall,” she said.

The artists will be on the porch starting at 10 a.m., until 4 p.m. or so, and the store will be open during that time, as well. Hudson’s General Store stays open through the holidays before taking a much needed break after Christmas and then starting back up again in February, depending on the weather.