The Island Craft Shop, situated on US Route 2 in the heart of the...read more
The Island Craft Shop, situated on US Route 2 in the heart of the historic village of North Hero, is the oldest artisan cooperative in Grand Isle County, Vermont. It was founded in 1991 by a group of talented Champlain Island crafters including Sue Alenick, Mary Jane Healy, June Lynch and Ethel Schuele, all of whom are still active members. This is a member-owned and operated business. Over the years there have been many changes: the shop has moved several times and members have come and gone, but the Island Craft Shop continues to offer some of the best and most innovative Vermont products. From modest beginnings, the shop has grown into a must-see destination for Islanders and visitors alike. Twenty-six members now exhibit a wide ranging array of unique crafts, from locally sourced preserves to fiber goods, fused and stained glass art, jewelry in a variety of styles, turned wooden household items, watercolor and acrylic paintings, candles, garden ornaments and many other made-in-Vermont items. Open from 10 AM to 4 PM, Friday through Monday until Father's Day and then daily until Columbus Day, there is always an artisan member in the shop to welcome you and to answer any questions about the crafts on display.