Gardiner to host Maine Craft Weekend events showcasing local artisans, businesses

Gardiner is one of six featured cities in the statewide event and has coordinated citywide events to showcase locally made work and give people a chance to visit where the work is made.


GARDINER — This weekend artists and crafters across Maine will open the doors to their studios and shops and invite the public to see what they do and how they do it as part of Maine Craft Weekend.

In Gardiner, one of the event’s featured cities, the Craft Weekend gives the owners of the Purple Shed Woodworks an opportunity to show people the kind of work they do — an opportunity that has been curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The business is the creation of siblings Jason and Renée Ledoux, who made a decision after the 2016 death of their father to step away from their jobs as a project manager and emergency room nurse and do something different. They landed on fine woodworking.