Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: Rural Soul Studio

Rural Soul Chelsie Henderson

by Thomas Dimopolous After traveling across the world, Chelsie Henderson thought the village of Schuylerville, located near her native Easton in Washington County, was an unlikely place for her to open a business and organize community-wide events. “It’s about starting a community and making a community our children will come back to,” said Henderson, whose background is in classic voice … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: The Laffer Gallery – Fine Art & Framing

by Thomas Dimopoulos Artist and gallery owner Erik Laffer was born on Long Island, raised in Washington County and schooled in Albany, after which he traveled the country selling his cartography paintings. In June 2012, he opened his gallery in Schuylerville to collaborate and represent other artists. The biggest draw of the historic village was its affordability. Laffer’s first show … Read More

Schuylerville’s Creative Economy: Cake by Alissa

Alissa Woods Cake

Alissa Woods worked as an executive recruiter for six years at a Boston, Massachusetts technology firm. “I was bored to tears, so I started taking some cooking classes on the side,” she said, standing behind the counter of her commercial kitchen on Broad Street and fixing an edible stethoscope onto a cake she was creating for a nurse. Those early … Read More