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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Memorial Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Erin Linton is a fine artist at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Always working on something new.

Another full house at the market this weekend. We continue to steadily grow this season. 39 local artisans will be showing over the course of the weekend, our biggest market of the season!

SAT 10-6 and SUN 11-5

Meandering along Ashland Creek you will discover unique creations made locally by the folks selling at our marketplace — woodwork, leather-work, sculpture, fine art, jewelry, photography, clothing, hats, and so much more. We have guest musicians coming through on Saturday afternoon (see schedule below) and the weather is lovely. It is a great weekend to come out to the market and enjoy the ambience along Calle Guanajuato.

Painting of a Raven by fine artist Erin Linton, a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland .

The photo above features Erin Linton, fine artist. Erin has a special relationship with the wild world. As a volunteer she nurses injured wild creatures back to health then returns them to the wild. This is an ongoing venture for Erin and one she is feels called upon to pursue. As an artist she is gifted with the ability to truly capture the essence of her subjects, the individual character of each bird, each critter. She is also a recycling advocate and does so in her art creating unique textures and lines. She recycles used tea bags, dries them, and uses them as her canvas. This creates a completely unique starting point and the art evolves from there. Be sure to come by and see her new pieces this year. She is usually working on something new while showing at the market. Live art!

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

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 27

11:30-1:30     Bekkah McAlvage

2:30-4:30     Caitlin Jemma and Bart Budwig

Sunday, May 28

12:00-3:00     Hollis Peach

 

 

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May 20 and 21 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Alissa Clark is a wonderful potter. We welcome her back to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

We are 37 artisans strong at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA), our biggest turnout of the season. This weekend you will discover all sorts of locally crafted items at the weekend marketplace along Ashland Creek.

SAT. 10-6 and SUN. 11-5

So happy to feel the warmth of the sunshine. The weather forecast looks real good and, lucky us, there is a World Music Festival happening in Lithia Park at the Bandshell.  It is a great weekend to be out and about in downtown Ashland, so much cool stuff going on. The entire downtown will be like one big festival this weekend. Fun!

The photo above features Alissa Clark. Alissa is a long time member of our market who spent the better part of last season living in Florence, Oregon, on the coast. Lucky! We are stoked to have her back in our midst this weekend with her whimsical, colorful, fun assortment of pottery… mugs, vases, bowls, wall-hangings, and much more. Alissa isn’t here all the time, so take advantage and come by to say, “howdy!”.

Our 2017 Souvenir Booklets are hot off the presses and available this weekend at the market. They are beautiful! They feature the guild of artists and crafty folk who make up the membership of the market. A wonderfully colorful and textural representation of what you will discover every weekend at Lithia Artisans Market. Come by and get yours, they are free and they are pretty darn cool. Cover art by local Talent, Oregon artist Katrina Meister.

We have a great lineup of music in store for the upcoming weekend. Sunday afternoon we welcome Maury Ave. to the market. They are an energetic outlaw folk duo hailing from Denver, Colorado. Additionally, it is Ashland World Music Festival weekend featuring all kinds of great music on Saturday from 12:00 until 6:00 at the Bandshell in Lithia Park. This outdoor festival runs Saturday only and is just a couple blocks up from the market. For more information about this festival, check out their event page at … facebook.com/AshlandWorldMusicFestival.

Maury Ave. is an energetic outlaw folk duo from Denver, Colorado. Playing Sunday, May 21 from 2:30-4:30 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 20

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, May 21

11:30-1:30     Matt Taylor

2:30-4:30     Maury Ave.

 

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Mothers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Gene Nawrocki (aka, The Belt Guy) is a leather worker from La Pine, Oregon and a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

The Lithia Artisans Market is a bit smaller this weekend, but still loaded with talented artists.  All of us at the market want to wish all of you mothers out there the very best this weekend. You have the hardest job in the world, and the most important… bringing up the next generation. Sending out big hugs to my mom, my kids mom, and all the moms. We honor you for giving us life, love, and comfort. Thank you.

One of the artisans you will find at the market this weekend is central Oregon resident, and leather worker extraordinaire, Gene Nawrocki (featured in the image above). Gene creates leather belts and fashion accessories that are made to last a lifetime. He has been making belts for 40 years, traveling from one art and craft fair to the next throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a true veteran of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

Lisa Eldredge Ceramics will have mugs and much more at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

The Hat People of Talent, Oregon are back with us this weekend, as are 26 other crafty folk plying their handmade wares. You will find jewelry, soaps, body care products, pottery, clothing, sculpture, fine art, photography, woodwork, leather-work, crocheted wool hats, quilted pillows, and so much more.

Join Us this Mothers Day Weekend. The Lithia Artisans Market, a great place to find that unique handmade item for mom on her special weekend.

NOTE: If Market is canceled due to rain, then we will post an update on our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket.

Gene Burnett, singer songwriter, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 13

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     The Fretwell Family Band

Sunday, May 14

11:00-2:00     The Brothers Reed

 

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