Lithia Artisans Market is happy to announce that over 30 artisans are signed up to show this weekend on Calle Guanajuato. It has been a rough start to the market season with atypical weather patterns. However, as I survey the scene across the country I have to say we are blessed. As the Mighty Miss floods the middle of the country, and the plains states get hit with massive tornadoes, we here in southern Oregon are having a little too much rain. It seems sort of petty to complain.
Let us take a moment to reflect, and come out to market to celebrate the opportunities we are presented all the time. The universe is abundant. It is human consciousness that places limits on our own potential. I, for one, am going to take the attitude that little by little I have the capacity to move mountains. I will be out at market whether there is rain in the forecast or not. And, low and behold, rain is not in the forecast. According to Accuweather this weekend is our best chance for blue skies — perfect timing.
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Kris Daly about her art and that turned into the latest Artisan Profile in the Locals Guide, May edition. Kris was a member of the Market years ago, but took some time off to regroup her intentions. She went out into the world and got a real job for awhile. I am glad she is back on our quaint alley-way along Ashland creek making a go of it with her beautifully stitched pillows, quilts, and prayer flags. Kris is fun to be around and almost always smiling. She is a real asset to our market. Go to this link to read the interview we did together for Locals Guide (locals guide artisan profile, May, 2011). Or, click on the photo of Kris.
The music lineup for the coming weekend looks like a lot of fun.
Saturday, May 28
11:30 – 1:30 Guitano del Norte
3:00 – 5:00 Cole Cullin featuring Richard Cole on bass and lead guitar by Joe Diehl
Sunday, May 29
11:30 – 1:30 Joseph Crowell
3:00 – 5:00 Denise (a surprise guest)
Let’s come together in the spirit of community to celebrate our unique vision of the world. We are the agents of the change we want to see in the world. Supporting local artisans, artists, and musicians is part of the key to a green economy, and a community that thrives in the face of economic challenges. Support local, it matters.