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    Bon Voyage Party & Our Newest Collaboration

    Bon Voyage Party & Our Newest Collaboration

    Reminder | Bon Voyage Party
    Thursday, August 29th from 6 to 9 PM
    10 Main Street
    Water Street Market
    New Paltz, NY

    Bethel Woods - Woodstock 50th Anniversary + ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME  + Artist Ryan Cronin = FUN! 

    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock and we’ve teamed up with ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME, and Bethel Woods, the original site of Woodstock, to collaborate on a FUN project. To celebrate their 50th anniversary Ryan designed a custom wrap for a Moke, a street-legal, electric leisure car that is being raffled off nationwide through October 31st. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to the foundation to preserve and interpret the historic site and enable museum, education and creative learning programs.

    And don't forget to enter the raffle to win the Moke.
    It's as easy as clicking HERE. 

    Give $50 to preserve the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival and be entered for a chance to win an all-electric MOKE vehicle. From British classic to Caribbean icon, Moke America has become a symbol of fun in the sun. Introducing Moke America: A 20th-century collectible car reinvented with 21st century green-friendly electric power, available exclusively in the USA.

    Who is "The Man?"

    Who is "The Man?"

    And as Father's Day approaches, I keep asking myself:
    What does it mean to be 'The Man?'
    - Artist Ryan Cronin

    "THE MAN"

    As he's been assembling his latest piece (working title "The Man"), Cronin's spent a lot of time pondering what it means to be "the man" in today's world. The phrase, after all, suggests someone of great status and high regard; someone to admire. Cronin shares his philosophy of what being "the man" means to him: "As a father I feel responsible to set an example for my kids and to teach them what 'the man' really is or better yet what it means to be human; to be present and confident, while approaching others with understanding, respect, and awareness, no matter who they are or where they come from."

    Who are the men in your life?
    How about the fathers?

    At CronArtUSA, we're committed to the reinvention of manhood, and part of that is sharing our latest product "The Man" t-shirt with you. Be a part of the art and share your own, redefined vision of manhood with the fathers in your life-- just in time for Father's Day on June 17th. Place your orders today (June 6th) to ensure they arrive in time!

    Why My Boss Decided to Design a Line of Throw Blankets

    Why My Boss Decided to Design a Line of Throw Blankets

    Among many things, my boss (Hudson Valley-based artist Ryan Cronin) understands socially-conscious comfort. From the split second you walk into CronArtUSA, our cozy headquarters located at the Water Street Market in New Paltz, NY, it genuinely feels like you’ve walked into someone’s living room-- someone’s very colorful living room. I’ve recently taken to calling it the “inside of Ryan’s brain: an unusual and wonderful place to be.” Floor to ceiling, the walls are concealed by Ryan’s playful, glossy work-- the paintings that pulled me into his hemisphere in the first place; usually, there’s an Etch-a-Sketch lying around somewhere because Ryan “takes having fun very seriously” (I’m currently keeping a tally as to how many kids as their parents “What’s this?” when they pick it up, so far we’re at 12); mid-century modern furniture (which, btw, is for sale) invites you in to take a seat, look-up and absorb the work, creating an open yet intimate space that feels abnormally homey; and draped over the furniture you'll find Cronin's latest creation: the throw blankets.

    Oh, the throw blankets-- or should I say: those warm and weighted wonders that feel like the perfect hug as they’re wrapped around you. Milled in a third-generation American factory, Ryan’s latest addition to his lifestyle collection indicates a clear shift to prepare our Catskills community and beyond for the impending winter. With eight unique full-size throws and two mini-sized throws, Cronin’s dedication to CronArtUSA’s Be a Part of the Art campaign takes his stunning iconography to the next level: draped around the shoulders of his supportive fan base. We’re not going to adapt Ryan’s hard work to just any product: it has to make perfect sense. It has to be practical. And it has to stay true to Ryan’s vision: art that matters and says/stands for something.

    Fundamentally, I think that’s the reason why I’m so appreciative of Ryan’s commitment to both the environment and small business partnerships through his work. Our brand new throw blanket collection respects Mother Earth in a way that I didn’t see coming: produced from 80% up-cycled cotton, each blanket is handmade from clippings that are collected during the cut-and-sew process and recycled into thread. It’s shocking because they’re exceedingly well-crafted, down to each stitch that keeps in the warm and kicks out the cold. Not only that, but our partnership with the aforementioned third generation factory indicates a solvent devotion to the “create local/buy local/support local” concept of business, fostering something much deeper and authentic than a mere two-dimensional transaction: a lasting, trusted relationship.

    Which is one of many reasons I’m proud to work for CronArtUSA: we’re paving the way for art to be accessible again. Because what fun is art if you can’t interact with it?

    Or at the very least, swaddled around you when temperatures drop and nobody’s outside and you’ve got a cup of tea in one hand and the latest NY Times crossword in the other?

    My thoughts exactly.