2016 Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing

holiday-market-poster-2016Over 40 artisans will be showing their handcrafted creations at this years Holiday Market. Holiday Market takes place the first three weekends in December at the old Briscoe Elementary School. This annual event is a cozy community craft fair that really feels like the holidays. Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing is free to the public and family friendly. Complimentary drinks and snacks are available at the festival.

Open Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5

The First Three Weekends in December

December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18

Located at the Briscoe ArtWing, 265 North Main Street, just north of downtown Ashland.

This year at the fair you will discover homemade jams, skin care products, handcrafted soaps, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, leatherwork, fine art, photography, folk art, puppets, upcycled clothing, hats, lampworked glass, sculpted stone beads, and so much more. Great gift ideas for the holidays.

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Sallie Ehrman will be showing her artistic collage pieces each weekend at the event. Hidden in the collage are the words… “make art, not war”.

We will also have a “do it yourself” (DIY) gift wrapping station to make sure those newly purchased treasures are ready to go under the tree when you leave the fair.

Every Sunday afternoon we will be holding a raffle drawing for a $50 gift certificate that can be used at the fair or at the Lithia Artisans Market next year when we open for the outdoor season.

Join us for the happiest art and craft fair of the season. The Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market. The first three weekends in December at the old Briscoe School, on the corner of North Main and Laurel Street in Ashland, Oregon. See ya at the market.

Daniel Sperry plays this weekend at the Holiday Market. Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11-1.

Daniel Sperry plays this weekend at the Holiday Market. Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11:00-1:00.

Music Schedule

Saturday, December 3

11:00-1:00     Daniel Sperry

2:00-4:00      Jeff Stanley

Sunday, December 4

11:30-1:30     Phoenix Sigalove

2:00-4:00      Son Ravello

 

 

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Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire 2016

christmas-faire-ad-2016The 16th Annual Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire will be held at the Historic Ashland Armory on Thanksgiving Weekend. The event is free entry and family friendly.

Fri. November 25 10:00-7:00
Sat. November 26 10:00-6:00
Sun. November 27 11:00-4:00

Running in conjunction with Ashland’s Festival of Light, the Christmas Faire features the artists and fine craftspeople who show on Calle Guanajuato during the outdoor season in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Over 50 booths of handcrafted goodness will be on display at this years event.  You will discover fine art, pottery, jewelry of all kinds, handcrafted soaps and candles, painted silk, up-cycled, designer created clothing, silk screened shirts, fashionable hemp wear, leather work, wood work, photography, henna art and so much more.

Sunny Lindley, Fiber Artisan, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving Weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

Sunny Lindley, Fiber Artisan, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving Weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

Featured in this photo is Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts. Sunny is super creative and an advocate for the local arts and crafts movement. Sunny makes fashionable clothing and crocheted hats, as well as a line of silk screen printed original art on all kinds of fun and comfy clothing. She is a big asset to this community and we appreciate her.

Meet the artisan and support local this holiday season. It makes a powerful economic statement when you purchase directly from the maker of an item. Years of trial and error experimentation lead to a deeper understanding of craft, the tricks of the trade, the eye of the artist. That is what you are supporting when you purchase gifts from local artisans at the market. That is part of how we create the world in which we want to live. Now more than ever.

Our good friend Moni from the old Grilla Bites restaurant will have warm, healthy food and coffee available all weekend. Reasonable prices, great food.

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Katrina Meister, Fine Artist, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

The Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire supports the Ashland Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights ushers in the beginning of the holiday season. The parade is a wonderful family event. Lighting a candle in dark places is a symbol of hope. The Lithia Artisans embrace hope and community.

This is a time to come together as community. Gathering in public places we pick each other up, we carry on through turbulent times, we see each other and sometimes that is all it takes. As artists and craftspeople, we reinvent the world every day. This holiday season we should honor our diversity, honor our creative endeavors, and support each other. Love one another.

Jacqui and Danny of Hollis Peach will be part of the musical ambiance at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire.

Jacqui and Danny of Hollis Peach will be part of the musical ambiance at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire.

Music Schedule

Friday, Nov. 25
10-12 The Brothers Reed
1-3     Hollis Peach
4-6     Cole Cullen

Saturday, Nov. 26
10-12 Accapellare
1-3     Blades of Grass
4-6     The Ancient Wild

Sunday, Nov. 27
11-1   Son Ravello
2-4     Phoenix Sigalove

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October 29 and 30 at Lithia Artisans Market

Dan Clark, hands, jeweler, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

The hands of Dan Clark displaying one of his pendants at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

This is the last weekend of the outdoor season at the Lithia Artisans Market. A handful of us die-hards are signed up to show this weekend, and the weather is looking suspect, but we will play it by feel and show up Saturday morning and see what the day brings. I hate to cancel a market, especially the last one of the season. So… the twenty or so artisans who come out will be holding down the fort. We also have a great lineup of music for the weekend (see schedule below).

This weekend we are featuring pottery by Lisa Eldredge, Oregon found stones set in silver by Dan Clark, wildlife photography by Dan Elster, upcycled clothing by Jasmine Patten, hand cut stone beads by Marcus Scott, hand painted silk by Marcella and Susan, and so much more. The image above is the handiwork of Dan Clark, a Lithia Artisans Market veteran and wonderfully gifted lapidary artist and silversmith.

This has been a wonderful season at the Lithia Artisans Market on Calle Guanajuato. This year we watched as the city’s largest public art piece went up during the month of June. “Las Calles de Guanajuato” is a huge mural that sits right in the heart of the market and announces our connection with our sister city, Guanajuato, Mexico.  We are honored to share space with this colorful, whimsical, art piece made by Loreta Ragnel Villasenor.

Thank you to all who came out and made this season a huge success. The musicians, the artisans, the restaurants, and the people who showed up and purchased hand crafted wares at the local artisans market. I also want to give a big shout out to Rachel Dials at Ashland Parks and Recreation for all her help in making the whole thing work. All of you make a huge difference. Making the world in which you wish to live. One person at a time. Every person is important.

If the market is cancelled due to weather I will make that announcement on our facebook page. Follow this link… facebook.com/LithiaArtisansMarket.  As of now we will be open tomorrow.

We have lots of great music scheduled.  I want to point out a band that is passing through called Maury Ave. I am personally really excited to check out this set of tunes. Maury Ave. is an energetic outlaw folk duo from Denver, Colorado. They will play a two hour set following the Brothers Reed tomorrow afternoon. See the official schedule below.

Aaron Reed, The Reed Brothers, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

Aaron Reed of the musical duo The Brothers Reed. Live music at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA)

Music Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 29

10-12     The Brothers Reed

12-2      Maury Ave.

2:30-4:30   Hollis Peach

Sunday, Oct. 30

12-3     Son Ravello

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October 22 and 23 at Lithia Artisans Market

Lavelle Foos, Hands, Pendant, Hand wrought copper, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

The hands of Lavelle Foos showing a copper feather pendant, hand wrought and available at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

There are 30 artisans signed up to participate this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. We all survived the storm last weekend. Feels like we dodged a bullet, not everywhere was so lucky. Gratefully sending good vibes to our fellow Oregonians up in Manzanita and the rest of the north coast. It was pretty brutal up there, we send you our thoughts and prayers.

This weekend you will encounter all kinds of handcrafted wares at the Lithia Artisans Market. Sterling silver mounted jaspers and agates from throughout Oregon by silver-smith Dan Clark. Lamp-worked glass beads and pendants from Leah Fairbanks, mixed metal designs by Holly Gonnella, and much more in the category of jewelry. Jasmine Patten will be showing her up-cycled jackets and sweaters, plus a whole bunch of hand-warmers and hats. Perfect for this time of the year. The Hat People from Talent will have warm, wool hats to try on. Hemp clothing, wood work, leather work, photography, fine art, and much more will be on display this upcoming weekend at Ashland’s outdoor marketplace.

Open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5.

Located on Calle Guanajuato, behind the plaza in downtown Ashland.

Lavelle Foos, Copper Smith, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

Lavelle Foos, Copper-Smith, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

This week I am featuring images of our dear friend and fellow artisan Lavelle Foos. Lavelle has been at this adventure of the street artist for over 30 years. She is a gifted craftswoman who works in the old Navajo style of metal forging… tapping away with a jewelers hammer and an anvil. Her hands tell the story of years of work. Keeping the old traditions alive so they are not lost. Her work is available to the public most weekends during our season. She is a wonderful part of the our artisan family, full of wisdom and compassion. A gift.

This weekend we have a special musical guest who has not played with us in many years. Angus Richardson from the band “Brother” will be doing a solo gig with his original tunes, his voice, and his guitar. Really looking forward to this set Saturday afternoon from 2:00-4:00. Something new to experience. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Cole Cullen, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon

Cole Cullen, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 22

10:00-12:00     Daniel Sperry

2:00-4:00       Angus Richardson

Sunday, Oct. 23

11:00-2:00     Cole Cullen

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October 15 and 16 at Lithia Artisans Market

The market is CLOSED for Saturday, October 15. Due the a severe wind warning issued by NOAA, with gusts as high as 60 mph, and a 92% chance of rain, we have determined to ride this one out at home.

The Market is Closed for Saturday, October 15th.

We will assess the weather again tomorrow to determine whether we will be open on Sunday, October 16th. Check in to our Facebook Page for updates throughout the weekend. facebook.com/LithiaArtisansMarket/

The Lithia Artisans Market will resume normal market hours next weekend. We are open until the end of October. Our final outdoor market will be the weekend of October 29 and 30.

The Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire takes place on November 25, 26, and 27 at the Historic Ashland Armory. Thanksgiving weekend.  50 plus artisans under one roof celebrating the holiday season. If you are a current member of the market you can apply for the show. Click this link… lithiaartisansmarket.com/christmas-faire-application.

Again, MARKET IS CLOSED SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 DUE TO WEATHER.

Check our Facebook page for updates about Sunday, October 16. facebook.com/LithiaArtisansMarket/

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October 8 and 9 at Lithia Artisans Market

Brooke, Boutique Body Art, Henna, Facepainting, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Brooke showing us her creations at Boutique Body Art. Henna and facepainting at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

The Lithia Artisans Market is 37 artists strong going into what might be the last 80 degree weekend of the season. Fall is a great time to come out and visit your local artisans market. The colors are turning in Lithia Park; green changes to red, amber, orange. My favorite time of the year down at the artisans market.

We have new October hours starting this weekend. We will be open…

Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 11-5. Closing one hour early on Saturday.

This weekend the featured photo is of Brooke, who is the resident henna and facepainting artist at the Lithia Artisans Market. Boutique Body Art can be found at the artisans market most weekends throughout the season. We are happy these talented folks have joined our family of artists this season. This weekend they will be set up in the parking lot in the lower park, just across the bridge from the top of the artisans market. While you are out celebrating Gay Pride, come by and turn your skin into a temporary art piece.

Facepainting, Boutique Body Art at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon. Family friendly always.

Facepainting by Brooke at Boutique Body Art at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon. Family friendly always.

Southern Oregon Gay Pride Parade is this weekend in downtown Ashland. We at the market love to watch this colorful parade as it makes it way up Winburn Way into the park, passing the market on the way to the band-shell for more festivities. As artisans we also walk a slightly different walk and we honor diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and an open society. The mission statement of Southern Oregon Pride sums it up this way…

We are a diverse, all inclusive group of people standing in solidarity to promote
our mission of equality, peace and acceptance for all humans.

This weekend you will find all kinds of hand crafted goodness at the market… up-cycled fall clothing from Dervish Clothing, tencel fiber fashion wear from Sympatico Clothing, hand died hemp designs from Juniperous, and many other fall themed clothing lines. Jewelry is well represented with mixed metals, hand carved stone beads, lamp-worked glass, fine silver wire work, and pounded copper forged in the ancient Navajo tradition. You will also find leather-work, woodwork, fine art, photography, hand crafted body care products, and much more.

Come out and watch the parade and then visit the artisans on Calle Guanajuato, along Ashland Creek in lower Lithia Park.

Eric Leadbetter, live music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Eric Leadbetter, live music, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, October 8

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:00-4:00     Eric Leadbetter

Sunday, October 9th

11:00-2:00     Phoenix Sigalove

 

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October 1 and 2 at Lithia Artisans Market

Jamine Patten, Clothing Designer, Dervish, Lithia Artisans Market, Ashland, Oregon

Jamine Patten is a clothing designer and owner of Dervish Clothing. Showing her wares at the Lithia Artisans Market, Ashland, Oregon.

Another full market this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. 35 artisans are signed up to show this first weekend in October. The days grow shorter, nights longer. The air is crisp in the morning, the waning sunlight still brings warmth, but with less intensity. Fall is upon us.

It is perfect weather this weekend to visit the Lithia Artisans Market. Fall is a great time to try on a hat from the Hat People, or a hoody from Sunny Lindley at Sundial Arts, or check out the up-cycled sweaters and hand warmers from our friend Jasmine Patten of Dervish Clothing. Jasmine is featured in this weeks photo with her always fashionable line of fall clothing.  She is a very creative soul. We welcome her back to the market for the first time in many months.

Marcus Scott, The Stone Bead, Boulder Opal Pendant, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon

Boulder Opal Pendant by Marcus Scott of The Stone Bead. Always at the Lithia Artisans Market.

You will also find all kinds of handcrafted jewelry this weekend at the market… sterling silver set gemstones, lamp-worked glass beads, riveted metals, meticulous wire-work, and carved stone beads. Fine art, wildlife photography, leather work, woodwork, body care products, handmade soap, and so much more will also be on display.

It is a “black moon” tonight, the last day of September, the second new moon of the month. They say this is a time of deep insight, high levels of creative thought, and new beginnings.  A time of opportunity.

As winter approaches, as we bring in the harvest, as we work with our hands, the creative images in our mind come through our hands. Being a conduit for intuitive creativity helps us to manifest new products, new designs, new patterns. This is the divine interaction the artisan finds in the daily ritual of work. New ideas are bubbling to the surface. I love this time of year.

Going inward is an important part of the creative cycle. Just as a seed needs to be buried in the dark, moist earth in order to take root and sprout forth into the new season. The artist needs that time of introspection. Taking stock of where our art-form is, where we want it to go, and acquiring the skill sets, tools, knowledge, and raw material to make it better, cleaner, more intriguing. A never ending process.

Son Ravello, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market, Ashland, Oregon

Son Ravello, Live Music, Lithia Artisans Market, Ashland, Oregon

Music Schedule

Saturday, October 1

11:30-1:30     Son Ravello

2:30-4:30     Jeff Stanley

Sunday, October 2

11:30-1:30     Gitano del Norte

 

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