July 22 and 23 at Lithia Artisans Market

Artist and poet Namid Wolf makes dreamcatchers and creates art with poetry at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Another full market. We are 38 artisans strong and ready for another magical weekend along the creek in downtown Ashland. It is always a little cooler down by the creek. Join Us!

SAT 10-6 SUN 11-5

This weekend you will discover woodwork, jewelry galore, fine art, mobiles made from driftwood, clothing, body care products, Native American style drums, leather, photography, silk screened t-shirts, tie-die, pottery, and much more handcrafted goodness. Everything you see at the market is made by the people showing. There is no middle man, just the art and the artist.

Dreamcatchers by Namid Wolf, background is stone bead jewelry by Marcus Scott. Both regulars at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Featured in the photo above is artist Namid Wolf. Namid has been a member of the market for just two seasons. In that time she has quickly dug down deep into herself and touched that creative essence which allows for inspiration to constantly bubble to the surface. It is fun to watch a new artist push their own creative boundaries. She is in the process of doing just that. Her dreamcatchers are well made, sacred, and full of heart. Ever evolving as an artist, this past week she introduced us to a brand new product line. She is a wordsmith, a true poet. Verses flow from her. Her newest creations are a blend of poetry and images. Poetry for your wall. They are a new item that is hard to describe without seeing it in person. Come down to see for yourself. She is always busy making dreamcatchers, or typing at her old typewriter at her table along the creek.

It is a great weekend to peruse the market. We even have a brand new artist joining our ranks. Amaru is new to town and makes kinetic metal sculptures with captured glass. Another artists work you have to see in person. His sculptures are a trip. Welcome Amaru and family to southern Oregon.

Bill Hahey plays live music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 22

11:30-1:30     Bill Hahey

2:30-4:30     The Maybe Sometimes featuring Bekkah McAlvage and Sage Meadows

Sunday, July 23

11:30-2:30     The Brothers Reed

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July 15 and 16 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) is open Weekends until the end of October. Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5.

The market is rolling right along, just hitting our stride as we make our way into the second half of our outdoor season. We’re pleased to announce another full market with 38 artisans showing their creations along Ashland Creek, in the heart of downtown Ashland.

It is always a few degrees cooler down by the creek, which is still running cold and clear this late into the season. Grateful that Mt. Ashland still has snow. Very cool!

As manager, I would like to welcome back to the market all you artists who were just up at Oregon Country Fair in Eugene. I hope it was a huge success for each and every one of you. It is good to have you back!

This weekend you will find all sorts of locally made art and craft at this outdoor market on Calle Guanajuato, the cobbled alleyway behind the plaza shops in downtown Ashland. This magical domain is were you will encounter metal smithed jewelry, whimsical fairy sculptures, pottery, leatherwork, photography, woodwork, fine art, hand pounded copper bowls, carved stones, and much more.

Join us along the creek. Live music, creek side dining, and locally created artisanal wares.

Hollis Peach featuring Jacqui and Danny will be playing tunes for us this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 15

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Hollis Peach

Sunday, July 16

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Cole Cullen

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1st, 2nd, and 4th of July at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Katrina Meister is a local artist who shows regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

It is officially 4th of July Weekend down along Ashland Creek at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). We are pleased to announce a very full house this weekend with 45 artisans showing their wares.

WEEKEND HOURS:
Sat July 1, 10AM-6PM
Sun July 2, 11AM-5PM
Tues July 4, 10AM-5PM

This is a great weekend to come out and visit the Lithia Artisans Market along Ashland Creek. Especially Saturday, the weather looks lovely and Calle Guanajuato is totally jam packed with all kinds of handmade items. Jewelry abounds… forged metals, sculpted stones, detailed wire work, from delicate to burly. Woodwork, clothing, fine art, photography, body care products, chair massage, mobiles, pottery, and much more await the market visitor.

Featured in the photo above is local artist Katrina Meister. Katrina joined the artisans market over 10 years ago. She is a home grown artist, born and raised in Ashland. Her family resides in Talent, Oregon, making her one of many artisans who make Talent their home. Her images have great movement to them and the color combinations are stunning. You cannot help but to be drawn into her booth as the rich colors, textures, and imagery seem to speak to the viewer on a deep level. Katrina is almost always at the market and we are super happy to have her and on board as part of our guild of artists.

Jeffri Carrington and Jeff Stanley play lIve at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 1

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Carrington

Sunday, July 2

11:30-1:30     Matt Taylor

Tuesday, July 4

11:30-1:30     Accapellare

 

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June 24 and 25 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Rachel Fisher is a fine artist and a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Summer is here! The Lithia Artisans Market will be out in force this weekend, braving the heat with 30 artisans showing on Calle Guanajuato along Ashland Creek. The summer solstice passed over us this week, we are grateful for the sunshine and all that it provides.

SAT 10-6 and SUN 11-5

This weekend you will discover all sorts of locally crafted items from some of the regions most talented artists and craft folk. People come from all over the country and converge on this tiny burg of Ashland, making it their art based home.  The two Dan’s of the market are both from Chicago, Illinois. Dan Elster is an amazing wildlife photography, while Dan Clark is a gifted silver smith and lapidary artisan. They both have made Ashland their home, primarily to be a part of this market and the art community of southern Oregon.

Featured in the photo above is Rachel Fisher. Rachel is a bold young artist who specializes in brilliantly colorful animal portraits. These images are playful with a touch of mystery. Each image is its own character. She has a way with color and detail that needs to be seen in person to get the full impact. Rachel also does custom pet portraits. Come down and visit Rachel, she a delight to chat with and always working on something new while in her art booth at the market.

The Brothers Reed play this coming Sunday, June 25th at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Welcome Back!

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 24

11:00-1:00     The Fretwell Family

2:30-4:30      Son Ravello

Sunday, June 25

11:30-2:30     The Brothers Reed

 

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Fathers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Sunny Lindley owns a small business called Sundial Arts Apparel and is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland is back to full strength again this upcoming weekend. 40 artisans will be showing their locally crafted items along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato. Jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art, photography, woodwork, sculpture, and much more will be on display throughout the weekend.

SAT 10-6 SUN 11-5

Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there. Thank you for taking on such a huge responsibility! Stability, flexibility, and creative problem solving are all nice gifts to have when being a father.  At the core of it all is love… that is the real deal. A big shout out to my own dad for always being there, a solid pillar to lean into when needed, and full of love. Thanks dad!

There are many great items available this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market that would make the perfect Fathers Day gift.

2017 Lithia Artisans Market poster. Beads and photo by Marcus Scott, graphics by John Higley.

Featured in the photo above is Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts Apparel. She tells me she is going to be quite the regular with us this season. We are super happy about that! Sunny makes fun, fashionable clothing from organic fibers. She is a gifted silk screen printer, and mixes her graphic designs into her fashion designs. The final result is unique, comfortable clothing with cutting edge images. Her love of the Earth and her philosophical view of our current state of affairs comes through powerfully in her images. Making change starts with each of us. Sunny lives and breaths sustainability and citizen empowerment. She strives to be the change she wants to see in the world. Bravo!

Every season the Oregon Shakespearean Festival kicks off its outdoor season with its traditional Feast of Will. This event takes place every year on the same weekend, Fathers Day Weekend, and has been happening yearly since 1956. The beginning of the summer season. We look forward to another stellar outdoor season at Oregon Shakespearean Festival and at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. All the world’s a stage…

Cloudship is a cool duo from Fresno, California. Very original stuff. They are playing this Sunday at the Lithia Artisans Market.

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 17

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman

Sunday, June 18

12:00-2:00     Cloudship

 

 

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June 10 and 11 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Holly Gonnella, jeweler extraordinare, returns to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Welcome back!

Once again this season we are looking at a weather forecast that will have us dodging raindrops throughout the weekend. Let’s see what happens if we all collectively think sunny thoughts. No matter the weather, we currently have 31 artisans signed up to participate at the art market along Ashland Creek.

Things can change quickly depending on the weather. Sometimes we don’t know until the day of the show if weather will force us to cancel the market. If we cancel the market we always announce it on our facebook page (click here to link).

OPEN SATURDAY 10-6 and SUNDAY 11-5

This upcoming weekend you will discover all kinds of cool, handcrafted items at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Wildlife photography, fine art, jewelry, sculpture, stone carving, woodwork, hats, collage, felted scarves, hand painted silk, clothing, body care products and so much more will be on display in individual art booths neatly nestled on Calle Guanajuato.

Here is a small sampling of the jewelry of Holly Gonnella.

The featured photo above is of Holly Gonnella. Holly is a veteran of open air art markets throughout the pacific northwest. Hailing from our big sister city in the north, Portland, she showed many seasons at the Portland Saturday Market before making southern Oregon her new home. Originally a potter and fine artist, Holly transitioned into jewelry fabrication less than a decade ago. She took right to the medium and has quickly evolved into a fantastic jewelry designer and fabricator. Each piece is made at the torch, annealing and bending metal, soldering joints, and building from scratch. She has been out of the market for a short while… healing after an accident. We welcome her back with wide open arms.

Cole Cullen plays live music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 10

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Bekkah McAlvage

Sunday, June 11

11:30-1:30     Cole Cullen

 

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June 3 and 4 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Stephanie Gould makes skin care products and calls her business Good Medicine Company. She is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

This upcoming weekend is our biggest show of the season… so far. 45 artisans will be showing their wares over the course of the two day event. Every nook and cranny will be full up and down Calle Guanajuato.

This weekend we welcome two brand new artists into our midst. Cigar box guitar maker Bern Haggard, and fine artist Deb VanPoolen will be making their debut appearance at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. Welcome to the family!

OPEN SAT 10-6 / SUN 11-5

The market is full of all sorts of creative folk presenting the items that they make. You will discover wood work, hats, clothing, jewelry, sculpture, handcrafted soaps and skin care products, tie-die, photography, fine art, pottery, dream catchers, folk art, and much more — a true smorgasbord of local art and fine craft.

Featured in the photo above is Stephanie Gould. Stephanie has been a member of the market for a number of years. Her body care products are all natural and many of the ingredients come right out of her own little garden. She has a line of products that help with all kinds of skin and muscle ailments, as well body deodorants and more. She has been playing with these concoctions for years and has fine tuned what works and what does not. She is a regular at the market and super enthused to be a part of our community of artists. Visit her most weekends throughout the season.

Jeff Stanley is a local singer-songwriter who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 3

11:30-1:30     Bill Hahey

2:30-4:30      Jeff Stanley

Sunday, June 4

11:30-1:30     TBA

 

 

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