September 24 and 25 at Lithia Artisans Market

Rachel Fisher, Fine Artist, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Rachel Fisher, fine artist, at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

37 artisans are signed up to show their handcrafted wares this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

We are located behind the plaza buildings along Ashland Creek, on Calle Guanajuato in lower Lithia Park. The Lithia Artisans Market has been a part of the downtown scene since 1983.

Open Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5 until the end of October.

This weekend you will discover all kinds of handcrafted wonders. A broad style of jewelry will be on display… sterling silver bezel settings, riveted metals, copper, silver, brass, hand cut stone cabachons and beads. Also, you will find lamp-worked glass beads by Leah Fairbanks, hand pounded copper bowls by Steve McLaren, and Navajo inspired copper feathers by Lavelle Foos.

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Belts by Gene Nawrock at the Lithia Artisans Market.

Hemp and tencel fiber clothing, sun-dresses, , painted silk, hats by the Hat People of Talent, Oregon, hand-spun fibers by Lucy DeFranco, and much more will be featured in the category of clothing. Fine art, woodwork, leather shoes by Dave Summers and belts by Gene Nawrocki, plus so much more is available for purchase at Ashland’s oldest outdoor marketplace. All handcrafted, all artisan represented.

With so much mass produced junk out there in the stream of things, it is a welcome change of pace to come across quality art and craft. The American Art and Craft Movement is alive and well in the southern Oregon Rogue Valley, and the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) is the place to witness that movement in action.

Whenever possible, support locally crafted products. The quality is outstanding, and this sort of commerce makes a big impact on our local economy. Additionally, local artisans tend to be very conscious of their impact on Mother Earth. Doing our part… one purchase at a time.

Phoenix Sigalove, live music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Phoenix Sigalove brings live music to the Lithia Artisans Market.

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 24

10:30-12:30     Gene Burnett

1:00-3:00      Accapellare

Sunday, September 25

2:00-4:00     Phoenix Sigalove

 

 

 

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September 17 and 18 at Lithia Artisans Market

Mabrie Ormes, Fine Artist, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

Mabrie Ormes, Fine Artist, is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

The market is once again strong with 40 local artisans showing over the course of the upcoming weekend. The weather looks perfect as we say goodbye to summer, and welcome the approaching fall. The leaves are yellowing, shadows lengthening, the sun is lower in the horizon. Lithia Park is just starting to turn from green to yellow and orange.  It’s a great time to visit the Lithia Artisans Market along Ashland Creek, behind the downtown plaza shops. The Market is open Saturdays from 10-6 and Sundays from 11-5, until the end of October.

This weekend you will find fine art, jewelry, sculpture, body care products, native American style drums, leather work, wood work, and much more. The market also offers a massage booth on Saturday, and henna body-art creations all weekend. Nothing like hands-on art-forms.

Featured in the photo above is one of our most accomplished fine artists. Mabrie Ormes has been a fine artist for her entire adult life and beyond. She dabbled for awhile in photography, as well as jewelry design. When she finally picked up a paintbrush, she never turned back. Her pieces could be described as impressionistic forms found in the garden. Her latest series is a play on words. She calls the series “The Meta-Forest”. She also creates her own paper. You owe it to yourself to stop by her booth on the weekend and see what new images await.

Join us on Calle Guanajuato for live music, art, craft, and community every weekend until the end of October.

Cole Cullen plays this coming Sunday at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Cole Cullen plays this coming Sunday at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 17

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Hollis Peach

Sunday, September 18

11:00-2:00     Cole Cullen

 

 

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September 10 and 11 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Mattie Mortan and Barbara Schoonover, Clothing Designers, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA

Mattie Morton (right) and Barbara Schoonover (left), clothing designers at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA.

The market is again at capacity with 45 artists and fine craftspeople signed up to show this weekend along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato in downtown Ashland, Oregon. The weather forecast is perfect as summer gives way to fall. We are blessed with abundance and community gatherings this time of year. You will find an art festival ambiance every weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market.

This weekend we are well represented in many of our art and craft categories. You will discover all sorts of jewelry… dichroic glass, hand carved and polished gemstones, sterling silver settings, antique trade beads fashioned into new ornaments, lamp-worked glass, and more. Comfortable clothing made with hemp and tencel fibers, woodwork, leather work, fine art, photography, pottery, wooden toys, cutting boards, carved wood spoons, hats by the Hat People, and much more will fill the space along the meandering alley-way behind the plaza in Ashland.

This weeks photo features a veteran and a newbie (see above). On the left is Barbara Schoonover. She makes exquisite shawls, up-cycling old material and using felting techniques to form textures and images in her own unique and beautiful style. She has been a member of our local artisans market for about 6 years. On the right is a brand new member of the artisans guild. Mattie Morton hails from Bozeman, Montana. Her first love is herbalism, but she found that making her own clothing dyes from herbs allowed her a unique take on fashion. Healing and fashion combined. Her business is called Juniperous. See them both this upcoming weekend at the market.

I love this photo as depicts the two coming together, Barbara’s shawl on Mattie’s dress. The creative energy that transpires when creative minds come together. This is the way of the market. We come together to share, to evolve, to communicate in community. Join us to celebrate diversity and creativity.

MARKET OPEN:  SATURDAY 10-6 and SUNDAY 11-5

Son Ravello, live music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA)

Son Ravello, live music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA). All original tunes!

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 10

11:30-1:30     Gitano del Norte

2:30-4:30     Bill Hahey

Sunday, September 11

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

 

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Labor Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Dave Summers, The Leather Vine, Leatherwork, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon

Dave Summers creates amazing  leather-work at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

47 artisans are signed up to participate this upcoming weekend. This is our largest market showing since 4th of July Weekend. This Labor Day weekend we are open for business Saturday, Sept. 3rd, from 10-6 and Sunday, Sept. 4th, from 11-5.  A bunch of our folks who were at other shows last weekend are back for this last holiday weekend of the summer.

This weekend you will discover all kinds of unique handcrafted jewelry, clothing, fine art, woodwork, pottery, sculpted copper and stones, mobiles, hand-spun wool, folk art, photography, soaps and body care products, bees wax candles, dream catchers, and much more. We even have a couple of traveling vendors joining us from Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The market is located behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Outdoor dining is also available on this wonderful creek-side walkway known as Calle Guanajuato.

Featured in the photo above is a long time member of the Lithia Artisans Market, Dave Summers. Dave does exceptional leather work and makes a variety of well tested products. His business is called The Leather Vine. His hand stitched leather boots are the most comfortable footwear you will encounter. He takes great pride in his creations and you can really see the quality in his work. I own a pair of his shoes and one of his backpacks.  I can say they are both awesome items that will likely last a lifetime and beyond.

The weather looks super inviting this weekend with forecast high temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. Fall is just around the corner and it is a welcome respite from the heat of the last couple weekends. It is a great time to come out and visit the Lithia Artisans Market, Ashland’s original outdoor weekend market along Ashland Creek, on Calle Guanajuato.

The Ancient Wild, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

The Ancient Wild, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 3

11:30-1:30    Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     To Be Announced

Sunday, September 4

11:00-2:00    The Ancient Wild

 

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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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