Lithia Artisans Market Opens March 17 and 18

2018 Poster for the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. This one features Jim Young of the Hat People.

The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) celebrates our 35th season on Calle Guanajuato. Opening weekend is scheduled for March 17th and 18th. Once again the sleepy little alleyway behind the plaza shops in downtown Ashland will come alive with colorful artisan run booths and live music along Ashland Creek.


The market is grateful to work with Ashland Parks and Recreation to help make the downtown scene vibrant and lively, full of original, locally crafted goodness. The market runs from March 17th until the end of October. Open every weekend, weather permitting.

If you are a prospective artisan market member who makes your own unique art or craft, we encourage you to join our guild of artisans. This is the official beginning of our Annual Membership Drive. Please go to our Membership Information Page for more information. Applications are in pdf and word doc formats at the bottom of the page. Additionally, Jury Guidelines and the Member Handbook are also there as artisan resources. Beginning on Thursday, March 15th, we will be conducting Jury Committee Meetings every other Thursday in the Guanajuato Room in the Ashland Public Library. When you are ready to bring your creations to market, please follow the instructions on the Membership Information Page, and follow up with a phone call to the market manager to schedule an appointment to show your work. Phone numbers and additional information are available at the Membership Information Page.

For patrons of the Lithia Artisans Market, stay tuned for much more information coming in the next week about our opening weekend, March 17 and 18. We are very excited about the upcoming season and all the new creations the local artisan community has to share.



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Christmas Eve Weeekend at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market

Alissa Clark, potter, is back with us for our last weekend of the season at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.

We are open Christmas Eve Weekend at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.  38 artisans are signed up to participate for our last Holiday Market of the season.  You will discover fine art, photography, pottery, handcrafted jewelry, jams, lampworked glass, woodwork, leather work, handmade soap, painted silk, and much more.

The artisans of our region have been hard at work creating wonderfully crafted items that make great last minute gift opportunities. The quality is always high and the prices are affordable at the Holiday Market.

Belts by Gene Nawrocki. A great last minute gift opportunity.

Saturday, DEC 23,   10-6
Sunday, DEC 24,  10-2

-FREE Do-it-yourself Gift Wrapping Station

-FREE Cookies and Cider

-FREE Raffle for a $50 Gift Certificate

-38 of the Regions Best Artisans (all under one roof)


-Live Music

Every weekend has been different at the Holiday Market, and this year is no exception. New artisans, new patrons, community coming together to celebrate our artistic expression and support one another in our endeavors. Locally crafted goodness at its finest.

This weekend we welcome back into our midst two potters who have been missing in action this holiday season. Welcome back Alissa Clark and Bill Francis. We’ve missed your wonderful creations and hope your customers come out in droves to support you. We also wish to welcome back Mattie Morton with her naturally died hemp clothing line. Additionally, 10 other artisans are on board who weren’t with us last weekend. Even if you saw the show last weekend, you will find all kinds of new artists and art-forms this upcoming weekend. Join us!

Phil Reed of The Brothers Reed brings his music to the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.

Music Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 23

11-30-1:30 Son Ravello

2:30-4:30 Jeff and Jeffri

Sunday, Dec. 24

11:30-1:30 Phil Reed

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Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing, Weekends in December

Leah Fairbanks is a lampworked glass maker. She will be at the upcoming Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market. Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5.

The Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market takes place every weekend in the month of December. 40 artisans are showing every weekend.

Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 11-5

The event features the artists of the Lithia Artisans Market and many more. The event is located at the old Briscoe Elementary School on the corner of North Main and Laurel Street in Ashland. FREE ADMISSION.

You will discover all kinds of wonderful gift items at this years event… handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, hats, candles, honey, jams, lampworked glass, pottery, fine art, photography, and much more.

Dave Summers of The Leather Vine showing a leather handbag. Weekends at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.

~40 Artisans plying their wares.

~Live music throughout the weekend.

~Complimentary snacks and drinks.

~Do-It-Yourself Gift Wrapping Station,.

~Raffle Drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate every Sunday afternoon.


This show is a win-win no matter how you slice it. 4% of all sales goes to the ArtWing and the Ashland School District. The ArtWing continues in its mission to create affordable artist studios, and enhance the art education realm in the city of Ashland. The ArtWing has been in existence for 13 years and continues to be a model for use of public space. Briscoe School and the playground have been maintained as public space while utilizing the space for art and continued education.

Namid Wolf, Dreamcatchers, will be showing at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.

When you spend your hard earned dollars at the Holiday Market you are putting money directly into the hands of your friends and neighbors who, in turn, use that money locally to buy groceries, necessities, and the occasional meal out or entertainment. Money spent directly, locally is typically spent over and over an average of 7 times in the local economy. Compare that to buying from Amazon. Your money goes out of the local system and does not recycle within the Ashland area. Spread your money around, spend your money locally as often as you can. It feels good to know your purchasing power is empowering your local economy.

The Brothers Reed play this coming Sunday, Dec. 10th at the Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market.

Music Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 9

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     Accapellare

Sunday, Dec. 3

12:00-2:00     Doug Warner

3:00-5:00     Brothers Reed






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2017 Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend

Lisa Eldredge, a wonderful local potter, will be at the 2017 Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

The Lithia Artisans Market invites you to join them for their 17th annual Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory, Thanksgiving Weekend. The Annual Christmas Faire features the artisans of Ashland’s Calle Guanajuato summer Market. The artisans will be showcasing quality, handmade gifts. Each booth will display original, locally made works of art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, wood-working, leather-work, candles, handmade soaps and much more. The artisans display and sell their wares throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-4.

Festivities include live music, food by Mix Bakeshop, and a raffle for multiple gift certificates redeemable at the Christmas Faire or our seasonal outdoor market. Visitors can support the community by supporting local artisans.

Erin Linton, fine artist, shows at the 2017 Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory, Thanksgiving Weekend.


NOVEMBER 24th – 26th

FRI 10-7, SAT 10-6, SUN 11-4

Historic Ashland Armory

Two blocks from downtown Ashland, corner of Oak and B Streets.

Held in conjuction with Ashland’s Festival of the Lights for the past 17 years, the event has grown into one of the best art and craft shows in the region during the holiday season. The Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire is a downtown Ashland tradition, and a great place to purchase quality gifts directly from the makers. All these folks make their living with their own hands… allowing artistic passion to blossom within their own hearts and minds and then manifest in creative expressions that can be worn, admired, or utilized in our day to day lives. “I love drinking morning coffee from one of my collection of handcrafted mugs.”

Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts Apparel will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend.

We are happy to announce three days of great music featuring local singer songwriters who all create their own original tunes. Everything you hear at the festival is original and authentic just like the art and craft you find in each of the 45 artisan booths arrayed in the great hall of the Historic Ashland Armory. Please refer to the music schedule at the bottom of this post.

We are equally excited this year to have Mix Bakeshop from downtown Ashland on board with a pop-up version of their downtown cafe at our event. Mix will be serving Stumptown Coffee, sweet and savory bakery items, soups, and much more. Everything under one roof… art, craft, live music, plus yummy food and beverages. Entry to the event is FREE to the public.

Aaron Reed, singer-songwriter, opens the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Friday, November 24

Music Schedule

Friday, November 24

10-12     Aaron Reed

1-3    “Riley” featuring the songwriting of Cole Cullen

4-6     Daniel Sperry

Saturday, November 25

10-12     Blades of Grass

Accapellare featuring Zoe Laterreur and Jeffri Carrington will be singing for us at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire.

1-3     Erisy Watt

4-6     Accapellare

Sunday, November 26

11-1     Son Ravello

2-4     The Maybe Sometimes

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Last Weekend of the Outdoor Season at the Lithia Artisans Market

Beautiful clay creations by Alissa Clark, on display this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

33 artisans will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Market this upcoming weekend, October 28th and 29th. This is officially the largest final weekend the market has ever witnessed. The weather is stunning, the colors are in full array, and the artisans market is hosting an all-star cast of artsy, crafty folk. We are located behind the plaza, across from Lithia Park in the heart of downtown Ashland.

OPEN SAT 10-5 ~ SUN. 11-5

The art of Alissa Clark is featured in the image above. We don’t get to see a whole lot of this wonderful potter at the market these days because she now lives in Florence, Oregon. There she runs her own gallery, Alissa Clark Clayworks. Alissa has been a member of the Lithia Artisans guild for well over a decade. Her hand formed clay art is absolutely one of a kind and always makes me smile to see it on display. Her colors and themes go perfectly with the season. This is the last time this season you will get the chance to buy some of Ali’s work here at the market. Stoked to have her on board.

Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts Apparel at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The art and finely crafted items you will discover this weekend are some truly amazing work. Here in Ashland we are blessed with talented, creative souls who follow their passion, and it shows in the evolution of their art-forms. One such artisan is Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts Apparel. Sunny’s approach to silk screening continues to evolve and blend nicely into the fashion designs that she creates from organic fiber fabrics. Her color combinations, textures, and images are a perfect compliment to the colors on display right now in Lithia Park. It is a great weekend to join us for art, craft, and live music along the creek.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon about our upcoming Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory on Thanksgiving Weekend (Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, and Sunday 11-4), and Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing every weekend in December leading up to Christmas, Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 11-5.

Blades of Grass plays live music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 28

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Blades of Grass

Sunday, Oct. 29

11:30-1:30    Danny Sherrill



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October 21 and 22 at Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA)

Jess Volk is a ceramic artist and a regular this year at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The market is scheduled to be open both Saturday and Sunday if the weather permits. We are a bit smaller this weekend as the weather forecast has people pondering their options. 27 hearty artisans are signed up to participate. The air is fresh and clean and the trees in Lithia Park are putting on a show. It is a great time to come out and see what the local artists have to offer. The holiday gift giving season is right around the corner. Join us this weekend and think sunny thoughts.


The featured artist above is a newbie this year at the market. Jess Volk is a local through and through. She went to Phoenix High and then graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting. Now she runs her own ceramics studio located here in Ashland. Slip Studios is where Jess spends her creative time, making one of a kind planters, mugs, plates, and other useful items. Her concepts are minimalist and mindful. I find her pieces tranquil and deep. Sometimes a portal will open in one of her pieces and I swear I am staring into another dimension. You gotta see her pieces in person.

Mattie Morton is a wonderful clothing designer at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashalnd (LAMA).

Slip Studios is having an opening tonight, Friday, October 20, as a collective. The show is called Slip Studio And CO. Sale and takes place at 3195 East Main St. #1 this Friday evening from 5-8pm.The show features local artisans and includes another member of our market, Mattie Morton. Mattie dyes clothing with natural pigments and designs her line of clothing from hemp fabric. Like Jess, her work is minimalist and understated. For more about the show, go to this event page…  Slip Studio And Co. Event. Both Mattie and Jess will also be showing this weekend at the market. Come by and say howdy!

We are counting down the weekends to the end of October. Our outdoor market ends on Sunday, October 29. We then segue into winter with our biggest show of the season, the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory. 50 artists will be showing their wares over the three day weekend. Mark your calendars for Thansgiving Weekend, November 24-26. I’m excited for this years show. Stay tuned for more information.

Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing will take place every weekend in December leading up to Christmas at the old Briscoe School on North Main in Ashland. Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5.

Two more weekends left in our regular outdoor season. Join us for live music, creekside dining, and locally crafted wares reflecting the spirit of our region.

Accapellare is a duo featuring the voices of Zoe Laterreur and Jeffri Carrington at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule (weather permitting)

Saturday, October 21

11:30-1:30     Son Ravello

2:30-4:30     Accapellare

Sunday, October 22

12:00-2:00     To Be Announced



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October 14 and 15 at Lithia Artisans Market

Deb VanPoolen is a fine artist who shows regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

It is Gay Pride Weekend here in southern Oregon, and the Lithia Artisans Market is out in force. 35 artisans are signed up to participate this weekend at our local artisans market along Ashland Creek. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend to hang out in downtown Ashland. The Pride Parade is particularly colorful and always a lot of fun. At the Lithia Artisans Market we honor diversity in all its forms. Join us on Calle Guanajuato before, during, or after the parade.

NEW FALL HOURS:   SAT. 10-5 ~  SUN. 11-5

We are counting down the weekends until the end of the outdoor season. Just three weekends left. We officially end our outdoor season on Sunday, October 29, weather permitting. After that we move our market indoors for Christmas Faire at the Historic Ashland Armory, Thanksgiving Weekend, and then on to Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing every weekend leading up to Christmas in December. Stay tuned for more information on both of those shows.

This weekend you will discover all kinds of wonderful, handcrafted items made by the artisans of our region. Jewelry, clothing, fine art, photography, woodwork, leather work, body care products, pottery, candles, hats, and so much more will be neatly arranged in art booths all along the alleyway behind the plaza known as Guanajuato Way (Calle Guanajuato). Art, craft, live music, and creek-side dining available all weekend.

Featured in the image above is fine artist Deb VanPoolen. Deb was a member of the artisans market way back in 1995, but has spent a large part of her adult life working as a political activist and wandering all over the globe in support of equality, human justice, and environmental protection. Her art has evolved over the years. Her mentor was renowned local artist Harriet Rex Smith who recently passed from this earth at age 96. Deb is inspired by nature. Her butterfly piece is famous around town and depicts the rare and endangered butterflies found in the Cascade-Siskiyou bio-region. The original painting is huge, but she has smaller prints and posters of the image available for sale. The original piece is being auctioned off on ebay to help KS Wild and their efforts to protect natural habitat. Bidding on the piece ends October 14 at 8:30pm. Click this link to bid on this unique art piece, We are super happy she has rejoined the market this season after a 22 year hiatus.

Doug Warner, a blues man, provides us with live music at the  Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, October 14

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Doug Warner

Sunday, October 15

12:00-2:00     Matt Taylor


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