August 27 and 28 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Marcella Rose, hand painted silk, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA

Marcella Rose, hand painted silk artist, at the Lithia Artisans Market of  Ashland, LAMA. Weekends in Ashland. March thru October.

35 artisans are plying their wares along Calle Guanajuato this upcoming weekend. The forecast temperatures have come down quite a bit since last weekend. Thank you all for coming out and making the heatwave of 2016 into a success. We are excited that fall is just around the corner. It is a perfect weekend to come out and visit your favorite local street artist. Wander through the quaint alley way behind the downtown Plaza, along Ashland Creek, and discover local art.

This weekend you will find hand wrought silver and copper jewelry, sun-dresses, fine art, woodwork, photography, felted scarves, herbal body care products, hand spun wool, puppets, pottery, leather belts by Gene Nawrocki,  copper bowls by Steve McLaren, and so much more.

Coffee mug by Alissa Clark Clayworks.

Coffee mugs by Alissa Clark Clayworks.

The photo above features our good friend Marcella Rose. Marcella has been a member of the market for nearly 20 years. She and her mom, Susan Wells, share a booth at the market most weekends. It has been my pleasure to watch Marcella grow into the artist she is today. Each piece in her booth is a fashion statement and a one of a kind piece of art. Arguably the most colorful booth in the market; although, next to Alissa Clark Clayworks, that might be a toss-up.

Alissa is back to the market this weekend. It is always nice to have Alissa with us. We don’t see as much of her since she moved out to Florence, Oregon, on the Pacific coastline. There she started her own gallery with her husband Nate. Catch her and her colorful mugs, vases, and assorted clay art objects while she is here in town visiting.

This is gonna be a fun weekend!

Open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5.

Each day we offer live music, see the schedule below.

Daniel Sperry, Celloist, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA

Daniel Sperry, Celloist, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 27

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, August 28

11:00-2:00     The Brothers Reed

 

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August 20 and 21 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Karen West, Jeweler, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland LAMA

Karen West is a jeweler at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). She works in precious metal clay and her pieces depict delicate images found in nature, turned to jewelry.

We are small but we are mighty. 27 artisans are signed up to show their handcrafted wares during the heatwave of 2016. Temperatures are forecast to be in the 100’s both days. Although we not at full capacity, the market is well represented with high quality, locally crafted items.

This weekend you will discover lamp-wound glass pendants and beads by Leah Fairbanks, silver set gems by Dan Clark of Pine Tree Jewelry, precious metal clay by Karen West of Eggtooth Originals, delicate silver wire work by Ahlaya Pace, and much more jewelry. You’ll also find colorful fine art, landscape photography, woodwork, leather shoes and accessories, dream-catchers, mobiles, hand painted signs, clothing of all kinds, and more.

Join us down by Ashland Creek. It is always a few degrees cooler in Lithia Park.  Support your local artisans market. We appreciate you.

Gene Burnett, Musician, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA.

Gene Burnett is a local musician who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA.

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 20

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4;30     Bekkah McAlvage

Sunday, August 21

11:00-2:00     Cole Cullen

 

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August 13 and 14 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Hat People, Jim and Carol Young, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland Oregon

The Hat People, Jim and Carol Young, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

38 artisans are signed up to participate this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. The forecast is HOT, but the artist community will be out in force despite the heat. It’s always a few degrees cooler in Lithia Park, a great time to visit the artisans market along Ashland Creek, behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

This week you will discover: jewelry, dichroic glass, lamp worked glass, sterling silver settings, and hand carved stones; handcrafted clothing, hemp, tencel fiber, spun wool, and more; hats by the Hat People of Talent, Oregon; painted silk shawls by Marcella and Susan; plus, dream-catchers and mobiles made from drift-wood and pebbles. So many treasures on Calle Guanajuato.

Wildlife photographer Dan Elster is with us this weekend, as well as silver smith and lapidary artist Dan Clark. The two Dan’s are both from the wonderful city of Chicago, Illinois. Super cool serendipity. They are both gifted in their respective craft. Both of our famous Dan’s will be showing their wares this weekend at the market. Welcome back home Dan Clark.

Ashland Hill Climb is this weekend with a start time of 7:30am this Saturday morning, August 13th. So, for the beginning of our day we will be sharing the area around the Winburn Street bridge with the racers. Artisan Note: Please be courteous to the racers if you show up early to set up. For more about the climb follow this link… Ashland Hill Climb.com.  This 13.3 mile event begins at Lithia Park (el 1900′) and climbs on tree-canopied dirt roads and trails to finish on the Mt. Ashland summit (7533′), for a total of more than 5,600′ of climbing–that’s over a vertical mile!  This event is a fundraiser for the Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association (AWTA). All proceeds from the race go to AWTA. This group is currently working on the trails in the Ashland watershed.

We are blessed with great music at the market. This weekend I want to give a special shout out to The Brothers Reed. These two brothers consistently bring their A game to our open air marketplace. They are a class act and they make amazing music. With two great CD’s already to their credit, a third album is in the works. They often play their new stuff down at the Lithia Artisans Market to test the songs before they go into the studio. You get a chance to hear fresh new material as it is coming through the musicians. Pretty cool I think. They play this coming weekend, Sunday August 14 from 11:00am-1:00pm. The rest of the music schedule is as follows.

Aaron Reed, The Brothers Reed, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland Oregon

Aaron Reed, The Brothers Reed, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 13

11:30-1:30     Gitano del Norte

2:30-4:30     Hollis Peach

Sunday, August 14

11:00-1:00     The Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     Phoenix Sigalove

 

 

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August 6 and 7 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Jan Rice makes handpainted signs and magnets. She sells often at the Lithia Artisans Market in Ashland, Oregon.

Jan Rice makes handpainted signs and magnets. She sells often at the Lithia Artisans Market in Ashland, Oregon.

We are 44 artisans strong  this upcoming weekend, August 6 and 7 at the Lithia Artisans Market. This is our fullest market since the first weekend of July. Lots of seasoned artisans have been out on the road, we welcome them back. This weekend you will discover all sorts of locally crafted art along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanjuato. Finely finished woodwork, henna body art, copper sculpture, jewelry of all kinds, hand-cut stones, metal smithing, and more. Mobiles made of drift wood and agate, dream-catchers that conjure up native lore and wisdom. Clothing will also be displayed including hemp and tencel fibers, sun dresses, tie-die and silk screened t-shirts, spun wool, hand painted silk, and much, much more. A really great weekend to come down and say hello.

The photo above features Jan Rice. Jan is a sign painter with unique talents. She makes colorful signs and magnets with inspirational words and quotes. Everything in her booth is meticulously created one letter at a time. She has been a member of our market for well over a decade, making her a veteran of the market. Her booth is often found up in the area near Mix Sweet-Shop on the corner of Calle Guanajuato and North Main Street. She is a wonderful person, a gifted artisan, and we at the market are very happy she is part of our family. Join us this weekend and support locally crafted goodness made right here in our community.

Son Ravello (aka Mysha Caruso) will be playing live music for us this coming Saturday from 11:00-1:00 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Son Ravello (aka Mysha Caruso) will be playing live music for us this coming Saturday from 11:00-1:00 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 6

11:30-1:30     Son Ravello

2:30-4:30     Jeff Stanley

Sunday, August 7

2:00-4:00     Accapellare

 

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July 30 and 31 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Rose Gerstner is a clothing designer and seamstress at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Her small business is called Sympatico Clothing.

Rose Gerstner is a clothing designer and seamstress at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Her small business is called Sympatico Clothing.

36 artisans are signed up to show this upcoming weekend. It is gonna be hot, but not as hot as it has been. Mid-90’s is really not bad for the end of July. Besides, it is always cooler down by Ashland Creek at the Lithia Artisans Market.

This weekend you will discover hand crafted goodness of all kinds at the market. Locally created items that come from the heart and pass through the hands of some of the most innovative folks I know. Sterling and stone jewelry, hats from the Hat People, dichroic glass pendants, rugged yet stylie outdoor fashions from “Sick Day Gear”, hand pounded copper bowls, woodwork of all kinds, quilted pillows, up-cycled record album covers, dream-catchers, painted silk, leather work, fine art, photography, and so much more. Calle Guanajuato will be full of wonderful creations. You get to meet the makers and use your purchasing power to bolster the local economy. Think global, support local.

Featured in the photo above is Rose Gerstner of Sympatico Clothing. Rose is a long time member of our guild of artisans. She is also the President of the Board of Directors for the market. We at the market owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her leadership and her discipline. She has done a great job of keeping the rest of the board on task and motivated. She is tough but kind. Good qualities of a leader. She is also a fantastic clothing designer and meticulous seamstress. Her booth, Sympatico Clothing, is one of the most professional booths you will find at any art and craft show on the west coast. We are honored to call her a friend, a comrade, and Mrs. President. Thanks Rose!

Brothers Reed play live music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Or. (LAMA).

The Brothers Reed play live, original music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Or. (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 30

10:30-1:30     The Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     Phoenix Sigalove

Sunday, July 31

11:00-1:00     Daniel Sperry

 

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July 23 and 24 at Lithia Artisans Market

Sabine Collings is a Jeweler at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA.

Sabine Collings is a Jeweler at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA.

Another full market weekend… 43 creators of cool stuff showing at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).  This weekend you will discover handcrafted woodwork, jewelry, clothing, fine art, photography, weavings, metal sculpture, carved stone, and so much more. Everything you see is made by the person selling it.

This is the local economy at it’s purest. When we support local, the dollars pass among us over and over again. A strong local economy is part of the key to a strong national and international economy. Support local whenever you can. It really does make a difference.

We are pleased that Heidi Carlson of Hempress Arise will be at the market this weekend. Welcome back, we have missed you.

We are pleased that Heidi Carlson of Hempress Arise will be at the market this weekend. Welcome back, we have missed you.

We are happy to welcome back some of our members who have been out on long show circuits. This weekend we welcome back jewelers Sabine Collings, Dan Clark, Karen West, Holly Gonnella, and Diane Berry. What an all-star lineup of jewelry makers this weekend. No better place to find that perfect something to remember a special moment, or a precious someone. Stones set in silver, cut by hand, displayed in all manner of styles, colors, textures. A great time to visit your local market and see some really beautiful jewelry.

We are also super strong this weekend in the clothing department. Welcome back Heidi Carlson with her hemp designs, and Jasmine Patten with her up-cycled skirts and clothing accessories. You have both been missed.

New artists Billy King and Mattie Morton will be showing this weekend. Billy designs and screen prints t-shirts with a positive message. Mattie is a new clothing designer who works only in natural dyes. She makes very different and fashionable hemp clothing. She hails from Colorado, but has recently moved to the southern Oregon area. Welcome both of you.

Alissa Clark Clayworks, Potter, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon LAMA

Alissa Clark Clayworks, Potter, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon LAMA

Both Alissa Clark and Lisa Eldredge are back to the market for the first time in awhile. Our pottery scene has not been the same without them in our midst. Alissa comes rarely as she has moved to Florence, Oregon. If you love her stuff like I do, then this is your chance to see her this summer. Who knows when she will be back. Lisa was out on the road the last couple weeks at the Bend Summerfest. I say, “welcome home potters!”

It is a weekend full of new and old with lots of changes from last weekend to this. Just another beautiful weekend in paradise. Hope to see y’all out and about.

Son Ravello, also known as Mysha Caruso plays live music for us at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA. See music schedule for times.

Son Ravello plays live music for us at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA. See music schedule for times.

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 23

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, July 24

11:00-1:00     Daniel Sperry

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July 16 and 17 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Sunny Lindley, Sundial Arts, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts. She shows often at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

We are 40 artisans strong for this upcoming weekend. Folks who were up at Oregon Country Fair last weekend have made their way home.  A wonderful array of handcrafted items will be on display along Calle Guanajuato, the alleyway behind the plaza in downtown Ashland. This weekend you will find hand carved stone beads by Marcus Scott, lamp worked glass beads by Leah Fairbanks, wound sterling silver earrings by Ahlaya Pace and Karina Mendoza-Wittke, copper pendants by Lavelle Foos, and so much more (and that is merely the Jewelry part of the market). You will also find clothing and accessories, fine art of all kinds, body care products, mobiles, dream-catchers, hula-hoops, wooden cutting boards and boxes, silk screened tee shirts, folk art and more. If you haven’t been down by the creek in awhile, it is a great weekend to come visit.

Featured in the photo above is Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts. Sunny is a renaissance woman with all sorts of talents in the artisan realm. She is a clothing designer and silk screen printer. Her t-shirts and hoodies featuring mushroom images are awesome. I own one, I use it often, and I love it! Sunny is devoted to the model of sustainability, individual responsibility for self, the planet, and our chosen occupations. She is a staunch advocate for local artisans, and makes every effort to live lightly on the earth while advancing her own home based business. As well as a great clothing designer, Sunny is also an urban farmer. She is connected to the earth directly through the soil. Her backyard micro farm is a sight to behold. We are honored that she is a part of our local artisans family, the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

To sum it up in Sunny’s own words. “Artisan small business owners are a rare breed of soulful characters favoring creativity over compliance, uniqueness over fitting in, and tedious handwork over mass production.

It is going to be a beautiful weekend. Come on out and say, “howdy”.

Hollis Peach is the new name for the local duo of Jacqui and Danny. Formally half of the band Patchy Sanders. They now perform as a duo and we love them. Saturday, April 9 from 11:30-2:30 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

Hollis Peach perform as a duo and we love them. Saturday, June 16 from 2:30-4:30 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 16

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Hollis Peach

Sunday, July 17

12:00-3:00     Cole Cullen

 

 

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