The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA), Oregon will open the 2011 season on the weekend of April 16 and 17. The artisans of southern Oregon will come out of their three month long hibernation to greet the spring with colorful creations — hand cut stone jewelry, hand turned pottery, wildlife photography, hand stitched clothing, one of a kind, locally created art and craft of all kinds. The Lithia Artisans Market is the finest art and craft weekend market in southern Oregon, located behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon, along Ashland creek, across from Lithia park.
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For all the artisans reading this post, don’t forget to phone in on Tuesday, April 12 and let Maria know you want to show. I just looked at the Accuweather website and the forecast is for temperatures in the mid-60’s and sunny for our opening weekend. Keep your fingers crossed, say a little sun prayer, knock on wood, whatever you do, manifest sunshine for our opening weekend.
I look forward to seeing all of your new creations. We have a great lineup of music for the opening weekend. Please check out the schedule.
Music Schedule 4/16 & 17
11:30 – 1:30 Paul Gerardi
3:00 – 5:00 Shivo
Sunday April 17th, 2011
11:30- 1:30 Tim Church
3:00 – 5:00 Martin Vee
During the off season, we continued to do our series of artisan interviews. I will soon create a page devoted to the interviews, for now they are all archived under Artisan of the Month in Locals Guide (click here). As the season progresses you will see a lot of changes in what we are doing to promote the Market. Social networking and an interactive blog will be part of that strategy. An online newsletter is also in the works, so stay tuned.
My latest interview was with our beloved manager, Maria DiMagio. Maria and I talked for about an hour and I learned a lot. What appeared in Locals Guide was only about a third of the content we discussed. Look for a drag down menu, coming soon, which will have the whole interview, sound files, and video files. In the mean time, please check out the Locals Guide interview to learn more about Maria. Read here…
If you are curious about what will be happening at the Lithia Artisans Market this season, weekly updates, music schedules, etc. please sign up for email updates with new posts. For the first little while those updates might be often, but they will become weekly as the season progresses. Use the sign up button just under the Lithia Artisans Market Logo, at the top right side of this page. This is a great way to better know the Market.
This blog is edited and updated by Marcus Scott, an artisan at the Lithia Artisans Market.