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, ebay.com/butterfly-art. 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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October 7 and 8 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Tim Hallam, photographer, is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

The harvest moon was last night, a bountiful time as we reap what we sow. Once again the artisans market is full of a beautiful array of varied art forms made locally by crafts-folk of our region. You will discover forged metal jewelry, fine art, pottery, leather work, folk art, photography, natural fiber clothing, candles, hand made soap, weavings, woodwork, carved stones, hats, and much more.

41 artisans are signed up to participate this upcoming weekend. One of our bigger shows of the season! Fall is such a great time to meet the local guild of artisans at the market and start thinking about the gift giving season that is right around the corner.

We are located on Calle Guanajuato, behind the downtown Ashland plaza, along Ashland Creek. Open outdoors until the last weekend in October, weather permitting.

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

Featured in the image above is local landscape photographer Tim Hallam. Tim shows regularly at the market, and is one of a growing number of young, newly emerging artists who are making their way at the Lithia Artisans Market. Tim has been showing for a couple years now and his presentation and image selection continues to impress. He finds a way of presenting local places of interest from a true artists perspective while blending an engineers mind of balance, proportion, and attention to detail. Tim Hallam is a wonderful addition to our market, and one hell of a nice guy to boot.

Join us this weekend! The weather looks great, there is a lot going on in town, and the artisans market is absolutely jam packed with magical handcrafted goodness.

Music Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 7

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     The Brothers Reed

Sunday, Oct. 8

12:00-2:00     Cole Cullen

 

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September 30 and October 1 at Lithia Artisans Market

Kris Daly, quilt maker, is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

We are straddling the months this weekend as September blends nicely into October. The time of harvest is upon us. Apples are ripe on the branch, the air is crisp and clean, the little trickle of rain sounds nice sprinkling upon the pavement. Fall is here and the market is full to near capacity.

SAT 10-6 ~ SUN 11-5

40 artisans are signed up to participate this upcoming weekend as the outdoor market is counting down its last 5 weekends of the season. We close the Calle Guanajuato outdoor market on the last weekend in October, then it is on to the Christmas Faire and the Holiday Market. Stay tuned for details on those events as soon as we wrap up the outdoor season.

Pictured in the photograph above is Kris Daly. Kris is a quilter. This very creative seamstress makes all kinds of quilted items. From pot holders to queen sized blanket quilts, her booth is full of color, texture, and creative whimsy. Kris and another 39 artisans will be showing their creations this weekend along Ashland Creek. You will discover copper bowls, locally collected and cut stones of all kinds, hats, body care products, fine art, photography, woodwork, leatherwork,  jewelry galore, and so much more.

Join us at the Lithia Artisans Market down along Ashland Creek.

Eric Leadbetter, singer songwriter, plays live music for us at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 30

11:30-1:30     Son Ravello

2:30-4:30     Eric Leadbetter

Sunday, Oct. 1

12:00-2:00     Accapellare

 

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Fall Begins at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Leah Fairbanks is a world class lampwork glass blower who lives right here in little ole Ashland, Oregon. A regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Happy Fall Equinox! This is the markets biggest weekend of the 2017 season. 47 artisans will be showing their handcrafted wares along Ashland Creek, on Calle Guanajuato this upcoming weekend. The weather is looking clean, cool, and very fall like.  Join us!

SAT 10-6 ~ SUN 11-5

We are all feeling so grateful for the clean air. Huge thanks to the firefighters still out battling the blazes, your work is invaluable to us. Much gratitude for the rain, the humidity, the cooler temperatures. The colors are changing in Lithia Park, the days are becoming shorter. It is a wonderful time to come by your local artisans market and take a stroll along the creek.

Featured in the photo above is Leah Fairbanks, a world renowned lampwork glass artist, who happens to live right here in Ashland, Oregon. She calls her business Gardens of Glass, and one visit to her booth and you will know why. She, her husband Derek, and their daughter Tara set up her art booth every weekend at the market. Her work has been featured at Bead and Button, and she was honored with the Excellence in Bead Artistry Award for her intricate work in the realm of glass bead adornment. She teaches lampwork glass techniques all over the world, but sells primarily at Ashland’s own outdoor artisan market. Leah tells me she is really excited this year about her relatively new line of colorful glass seashells. They are so realistic it is easy to think a hermit crab might feel right at home. We are honored to have her in our guild of artisans.

Matt Taylor is a singer songwriter who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA). Featured here with Bill Hahey.

Music Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 23

11:30-1:30     Accapellare

2:30-4:30     Doug Warner

Sunday, Sept. 24

12:00-2:00     Matt Taylor and Friends

 

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September 16 and 17 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Cindy Fowler is a brand new weaver at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Very cool! This upcoming weekend is one of our biggest markets of the season. 43 artists and fine craft folk will be showing their creations along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato.

SAT 10-6 ~ SUN 11-5

Featured in the photo is a brand new member of the Lithia Artisans Market, Cindy Fowler. Cindy is a weaver who just made her way to the Rogue Valley, recently moving from Colorado. Her wall art weavings are unique, textural imagery that brighten up any space. Everything you find in her booth and throughout the artisans market is made by the people showing. No middle man, just art, the artist, live music, and the public. Coming together in community to share public space. It is a beautiful thing. Welcome Cindy to your local guild of artisans.

This weekend offers another jam-packed collection of unique art and craft along the creek. Hand forged metal jewelry, carved stones, blown glass, clothing, woodwork, fine art, body care products, photography, pottery, leather work, and so much more. Take a stroll through the Lithia Artisans Market and something magical is bound to catch your attention.

Jeffri Carrington is part of the duo “Accapellare”. Music without the accompany of instruments. Their voices combine beautifully.

Music Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 16

11:30-1:30     Accapellare

2:30-4:30     The Fretwell Family

Sunday, Sept. 17

12:00-2:00     Cole Cullen

 

 

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September 9 and 10 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Jim Young of The Hat People of Talent, Oregon is a long time member of the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

We are open and the market is bustling. 38 artisans strong heading into the upcoming weekend. The forecast is for continued cooler temperatures and somewhat smoky skies. We are a hearty bunch, but don’t forget to bring a facemask or bandana in case the smoke is an issue. If the smoke is extreme, the market may close early.

SAT 10-6 ~ SUN 11-5

Our prayers and good thoughts are with the firefighters battling the blazes on all fronts. We hope the conditions continue to improve and we get through this as soon as possible. As well, we are staying positive for the East Coast and Florida as they grapple with Hurricane Irma.  Continuing thoughts for all the folks left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We are still moving through it and we just keep on showing up. Nature seems to be telling us something, I wonder if we are going to listen.

The photo above features our most veteran member of the Lithia Artisans Market. Jim Young and his wife Carol of the Hat People have been making and selling hats in the pacific northwest forever. Their hats are legendary in the art and craft circuit. They have had their hands full these days and have not had as much time to sell at our market as they usually do. We are grateful to have them on board again as we head into autumn, hat season. Jim is a community person to his core, always engaged in promoting the use of public space for the benefit of one and all. His philosophy is in line with the mission of the Lithia Artisans Market — creating viable venues for the local arts and crafts community. It is good for the local economy, it is good for the community. The benefit is mutual and widespread.

Join us this weekend for art, craft, and live music on Calle Guanajuato, behind the Ashland plaza, creekside.

NOTE: Hours of Operation and Music Schedule may vary depending on air quality due to the forest fires raging on all sides of our part of the world.

Hollis Peach, featuring Danny and Jacqui, will play for us at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. Sunday from 12-3pm.

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 9

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Jeff and Jeffri

Sunday, September 10

12:00-3:00     Hollis Peach

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September 2 and 3 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Erin Linton is a fine artist who has a unique style all her own. Happy she is back this weekend!

Smoky skies all around… yet, the show must go on. We are 31 artisans strong heading into the upcoming weekend. The forecasted weather is for high temperatures around 105 degrees on Saturday. If that forecast holds true, and we experience super high levels of smoke in the air, then we will close the market early on Saturday. We have the option to close at 2pm instead of our normal 6pm closing time. Management will assess the situation throughout the day on Saturday. Don’t be shocked if you find us packing down at 2pm.

Persistence is a virtue, or so it is said. That has truly been the key word for the outdoor market season this year. Stay the course, slow but steady, one foot in front of the other. Any of numerous cliches sums it up. The bottom line is that we continue to show up.

We hold good thoughts and prayers for our Texas brothers and sisters right now in their time of need. We also hold the same prayers for our own region inundated with fires on all sides. It is an interesting time to be alive, witnessing it all.

One place you can find community, beauty, and hope is at the local artisan market. We manage to keep on keepin’ on. I am ever grateful for this community of crafty artist type folk who continually amaze me with their spirited creations and their passion for what they do. Do what you love, the rest will fall into line.

We hope to see you all out and about this weekend. Here is the tentative music schedule. This may change due to the factor of air quality.

Bill Hahey on guitar with Matt Taylor on the flute. Live music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, September 2

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30      Bill Hahey

Sunday, September 3

11:30-1:30     Accapellare

 

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