Fathers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Dennis Christlieb is a local woodworker who shows regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.   The market is jam packed this weekend with 46 artisans showing over the course of the two days. All sorts of handcrafted goodness will be on display this weekend. We are open on Fathers Day.

SATURDAY 10-6

SUNDAY 11-5

Bring dad down to the market this weekend and check out what the local artisans have to offer. Men tend to love woodwork, seems almost universal. The market has some of the best. The images presented here are from three of our most active woodworking fathers.

Dennis Christlieb (above) is a cabinet maker turned artisan market member. He makes a very cool line of jewelry boxes that are also perfect for trinkets, precision tools, rock collections… you name it! These boxes appeal to men and women. See him in “The Village” (our larger booth space area in the City Parking Lot across the street from the opening to Lithia Park) this weekend and most weekends.

Larry Shinerock makes really cool cribbage boards made from local manzanita.

Larry Shinerock creates woodwork that lets the wood speak for itself. Just look at the curves in that cribbage board made of local manzanita (see the photo at the right). He finds the intrinsic beauty that already lies in each piece and brings that to life. His booth is located behind Sesame Restaurant on the building side of the walkway.

Bruce Kramer makes one item in multiple sizes and shapes and he does that task very well. Bruce and his cutting boards are a regulars most Saturdays at the market in the space up by Mix Sweetshop on the Main Street side of the market.

Great restaurants line the Calle Guanajuato walkway which is the weekend home of the artisans market. The setting of the weekend market is a picturesque place to grab lunch, listen to some live music, and visit with the local artisan community.

Thank you for purchasing locally crafted items. The best stuff is made right here in the State of Jefferson. See y’all out and about this weekend.

Bruce Kramer is a woodworker from Talent, Or. who sells his cutting boards at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 16

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, June 17

11:30-1:30     TBA

 

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June 9 and 10 at Lithia Artisans Market

Dan Clark is a silversmith, jeweler, and long time member of the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The weather forecast looks iffy for Saturday, but we still have at least 35 artisans hoping the predictions are wrong. Sunday’s weather looks great and even more folks are signed up for that day. Another full market.

This week is the official beginning of the outdoor season at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. The Feast of Will is happening tonight in Lithia Park. From this weekend forward we are in the thick of the outdoor season. It is a great time to come out and meet the artisans at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

OPEN WEEKENDS ~ SAT 10-6 & SUN 11-5

Dan Clark creates classic pendants in the bezel mount style.

The artisans market wishes to give a special shout out to two members of the market who are volunteers extraordinaire. Dan Clark of Pine Tree Jewelry (featured in the photo above) and Jim Young of the Hat People both helped me, your humble market manager, get the shade cloth up in the alley of the Guanajuato mural. It makes the job a lot easier with a few professionals in the mix. Thank you gentlemen for the help. The Calle is 10 degrees cooler in the shade.

As of the writing of this blog we still have 41 artisans signed up to participate over the course of the weekend. One thing you can never predict with 100% certainty is the weather. Let’s think sunny thoughts and make due with whatever the weather decides to throw at us.

Handcrafted items made by local hands is what you will find every weekend along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato. Join us in supporting local art.

Hollis Peach featuring Jacqui and Danny sing all original tunes at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 9

11:30-1:30     Hollis Peach

2:30-4:30     Blades of Grass

Sunday, June 10

11:30-1:30     To Be Announced

 

 

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June 2 and 3 at Lithia Artisans Market

Amy Godard is a local print artist, farmer, folk artist, and herbal body care specialist. A renaissance woman at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Summer is just around the corner, it’s heating up this weekend. 44 total artists and crafty folk are showing over the course of this upcoming weekend. They’re forecasting upper 80’s for high temperatures this Saturday. Just across the walking bridge from the market is access to the creek to dip your feet in the water. There are a myriad of great reasons to come down to the market this weekend and peruse the wares.

SATURDAY 10-6  &  SUNDAY 11-5

The artist featured in the image above is folk artist Amy Godard. Amy wears many hats. She and her husband Eric run Upper Rogue Organic Farm. While he sells berries and spinach at the Farmers Market, she sells her art and craft at the Artisans Market. Amy makes block prints in limited editions. She also concocts herbal salves that help us heal, and makes puppets and ocarinas.  She always makes a positive statement while touching on slightly political themes. I always feel more connected to Mother Earth after I spend a little time with her art. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden lately and her art seems to inspire. Thanks Amy. Come see what she and 43 other artists have to offer this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market.

This weekend you will find all sorts of well crafted, locally made items. Hand-cut stone jewelry, woodwork, leather work, clothing, fine art, photography, hand-made body care products, hats, sculpture, and much more await the market enthusiast. Meet the artist, listen to live music, eat at one of many restaurants along the alleyway, all the while supporting local.

Jeffri Carrington of the duo Accapellare sings for us regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Sunday 11:30-1:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 2

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Like Minded

Sunday, June 3

11:30-1:30     Accapellare

2:30-4:30     Green Mountain Guild

 

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Memorial Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Scott Carlson is a new glass artist at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Welcome!

The Lithia Artisans Market is rolling into Memorial Day Weekend with a jam-packed full house. 46 artists and crafty folk will be showing their creations over the course of the upcoming weekend. Our biggest weekend so far of the 2018 season. If we get much bigger we will have to create space where there appears to be none. Let’s see what kind of creative arrangements will transpire in the near future.

OPEN SATURDAY 10-6 & SUNDAY 11-5 (not open Monday, Memorial Day)

We are really excited about all the new items being shown at the market this season.  Artisans are coming out of the woods… literally. Scott Carlson makes his blown glass in his shop out in the foothill forests of the Siskiyou Mountains in Phoenix, Oregon (featured this week in the image above). His pieces are quality crafted glass art that is functional as well as colorfully mesmerizing. There’s something about the way light hits glass and spreads color. Love it!

This weekend you will discover all sorts of locally crafted art-forms displayed up and down Calle Guanajuato. Hand-cut stones, blown glass, photography, fine art, pottery, leather work, woodwork, jewelry, sculpture, metal work, lamp-worked glass, clothing, body care products, handmade soap, hats, and much more.

Every Saturday and Sunday the Calle transforms into a magical marketplace, an outdoor art show in Ashland, Oregon. Located behind the plaza shops on Calle Guanajuato.

Rod Petrone is a classical guitarist who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 26

11:30-1:30 Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30 Jeff Stanley

Sunday, May 27

12:00-2:00  Son Ravello

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May 19 and 20 at Lithia Artisans Market

This is the cover of the 2018 Souvenir Booklet. Art by Erin Linton.

Another full house at the Lithia Artisans Market. Our biggest show of the 2018 season. 41 artisans are signed up to show their wares this upcoming weekend. We are almost at capacity and the season is still young.

Saturdays 10-6

Sundays 11-5

We are very excited to announce that the 2018 Souvenir Booklets are back from the printers and we will have them out at the market this weekend and throughout the season. This years booklet features front cover art by Erin Linton. Erin is a wonderful artist and a caretaker of the natural world. Her stories of bird rescue and rehabilitation are many. She truly walks the walk. We are honored to have her art on our booklet. Thanks Erin!

Stop by any of the artisan booths for your FREE copy of our Souvenir Booklet. It is jam packed with cool ads by the artisans of the market, special interest stories, a treasure map, and an up-to-date directory of our membership.

Spencer Kendal Glass Works is new at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Welcome!

So many new artists and crafty folk coming out of the shadows to show at the market this year. A new glass artist showing this weekend is Spencer Kendall from the Illinois Valley. Spencer makes super colorful, functional artisan wares. He will be showing in the parking lot, affectionately referred to as “the Village”. You can’t miss his items, they glow in the sun.

Tracy Treiger makes little kids clothing. Her new line is really cute. She has been having a lot of fun with this new endeavor, and working like a beaver to keep up with the demand for her craft. Her booth will be on display this weekend behind Sesame Restaurant. Welcome Tracy and Spencer to your weekend home down by the creek.

Doug Warner sings the blues at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon. Playing this coming Saturday from 11:30-1:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 19

11:30-1:30     Doug Warner

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, May 20

11:30-1:30     TBA

 

 

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Mothers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Erin Reynolds makes handmade soap, a great Mothers Day gift. She is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The market is near capacity this weekend with 40 artists signed up to participate over the course of the two day market.

We are open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5 and located on the alleyway behind the plaza buildings along Ashland Creek.

Happy Mothers Day  from the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. We appreciate all you moms out there. Yours is one of the most important roles that any of us play. You make the world go around. Thank you for all that you do!

This is an Oregon Opal Pendant created by Buck and Lynn of Greensprings Gems. Another of many great gift items for mothers day at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The weather looks wonderful for a stroll down Calle Guanajuato to see what the local artisans market has to feast your eyes upon. Nowhere else do you get the opportunity to talk one on one with the maker of the item you have in your own hands, pondering a purchase. It’s a great way to spend the day. A nice breakfast or lunch in downtown Ashland, a walk along the creek to admire the wares, and live music throughout the day. There are always plenty of things to see and experience at the market.

This weekend you will discover all kinds of handcrafted jewelry, clothing, woodwork, glass, sculpture, handmade herbal body care products, fine art, leather, photography, and much more. Join us in support of locally crafted wares.

Eric Leadbetter is a singer songwriter who lives in Bend, Oregon. Occasionally he plays at the our market. Having him join us this weekend is a real treat.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 12

11:30-1:30     The Maybe Sometimes

2:30-4:30     Gene Burnett

Sunday, May 13

12:00-2:00     Eric Leadbetter

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May 5 and 6 at Lithia Artisans Market

Amanda Higgins is a relatively new potter at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA). Welcome back to your family along the creek.

We are excited to announce our largest market so far of the 2018 season. 37 artisans will be plying their wares this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. Discover artfully crafted items created by local hands.

SATURDAYS 10-6

SUNDAYS 11-5

Located on Calle Guanajuato, behind the plaza shops, this weekend market is the hub of local culture from mid March until the end of October. The weather forecast finally looks promising. We hope to see a bunch of folks out and about enjoying the downtown scene in Ashland.

This upcoming weekend you will find all sorts of handcrafted goodies. Mothers Day is just a week away, so now is the perfect time to find that special handmade item at Ashland’s own outdoor artisans market.

Join us for art, craft, live music and a family friendly atmosphere down along Ashland Creek in lower Lithia Park. There is always something new and exciting happening at the market.

Son Ravello is a local singer-songwriter who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 5

11:30-1:30     The Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     Hollis Peach

Sunday,  May 6

11:30-1:30     Son Ravello

 

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