If you live near Worcester or are planning to visit the area this is a place you need to visit. The Crompton Collective is a place where many local makers collaborate to showcase and sell their work. But, there is a waiting list and an approval process to be able to showcase your work. This means that you'll always have quality items to see and purchase, but you'll also be guaranteed a good variety of items. I've been there are a few times and its remarkable how many new things I see every time I go there. The Crompton Collective is located at 138 Green St in a classic mill building and is very easy to get to from the highway.
The Crompton Collective is great for:
Seeing local talent and a lot of unique pieces
Great place to showcase your work
Great for photographers looking for props and local items
Adding to your existing collection
Finding hard to find items
The Crompton Collective is not your average antique shop or collectors shop. You really have to go check it out for yourself to see that there is something in there for everyone.
As a photographer I could spend hours taking photos there. There is so much to see and at every turn you see something new.
To many Crompton Collective has quickly become a local landmark. Its easy to get to, looks amazing, has top notch items for sale and Amy, the owner, is super friendly and very passionate about what she does.
The second reason for my visit was to check out the White Room. As of 2015 the Crompton Collective will be hosting weddings in their White Room and I have the privilege to be one of the first photographers to cover a wedding there. I'll admit that I'm beyond a little excited about that. Amy was kind enough to show me around and also let me snap a few photos here and there.
Disclaimer: These are only a few quick photos I took today. You really have to visit to get the whole experience.
I can't wait to go back!!
I woke up this morning knowing I wanted to head out somewhere, but as soon as I saw that it was raining I knew my options were limited. Then, I remembered that I hadn't made a trip to Tower Hill in quite a while. I looked up their website: Tower Hill Botanic Garden website and noticed they had some fun activities going on this weekend.
They were having things like apple tasting, a couple exhibits, a vegetable garden tour as well as a vendor fair. So, I grab my camera and made my way over there. I also wanted to make sure I got at least one photo of the fall colors. For those of you in much warmer climates it truly is very impressive when all the leafs start to change.
By the way, don't be thrown off by the title. Tower Hill is a fantastic place to visit year round! There is always a lot to see and do there.
Of course I came for the apple tasting. I love fruit!
I then walked around to see what the local vendors were showing. I picked up some honey sticks which I chewed on as I explored some more.
And here's the tree I promised.
All photos taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 60mm 2.4 macro, 35mm 1.4
Earlier today I did another photo walk around downtown Worcester MA. While walking around I came across Finz the Shark. He is the official mascot of the Worcester Sharks, the local professional hockey team. He was standing there shaking hands with people and getting pictures taken with others.
I stopped to talk to them and see what was going on.
They told me about Greater Worcester Gives which is an online 24 hr event to raise money locally for non-profits in the Worcester Area. This event is organized by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. They told me this was their first official Giving Day and they were excited to be out shaking hands with people.
To Give today please visit www.gwgives.org.
You only have until midnight tonight to give!
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