Lithia Artisans Market Welcomes New Members!

New member of the Lithia Artisans Market, Mara Jackson, shown here with her Aboriginal Dream Time inspired art.

New member of the Lithia Artisans Market, Mara Jackson, shown here with her Aboriginal Dream Time inspired art.

One of my favorite things about being the manager of the Lithia Artisans Market is the presence of new people, new energy, new art and crafts at the market. This year is no exception. New artisans are magnetized to the energy of a market with renewed vitality. The jury committee has been busy looking at new products and interviewing prospective new members. This blog post will highlights two of our newest members…

Mara Jackson was inspired by a trip to Australia to dive deep into the artist within. She worked with the natives of the area and learned art in the style of Aboriginal Dream Time blessings. Her dream-catchers, original paintings, gift cards, and prints are colorful images of animal totems that inspire and resonate on a primal level. She also makes Native American style flutes.

Dustin Lyons and Tera Ptacek of Alkahest Moccasins and Leathercrafts, shown here in their booth at Lithia Artisans Market, along Ashland Creek in Ashland, Oregon.

Dustin Lyons and Tera Ptacek of Alkahest Moccasins and Leathercrafts, shown here in their booth at Lithia Artisans Market, along Ashland Creek in Ashland, Oregon.

Also new to the market this year are the co-owners of Alkahest Moccasins and Leathercraft. Dustin Lyons and Tera Ptacek are both soul partners and business partners. They’ve been together for over ten years and fell in love with leather just a few years ago. They dove right into the art-form and have been prolifically creating ever since. Their workmanship is impeccable. Be sure to come by and say hello to our new members.

Doug Warner sings the blues. All original tunes! Sunday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 at Lithia Artisans Market, behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Doug Warner sings the blues. All original tunes! Sunday afternoon from 2:30-4:30 at Lithia Artisans Market, behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 4

11:30-1:30    Levi Dean

3:00-5:00     Phoenix Sigalove

Sunday, May 5

11:30-1:30     David Kelly

2:30-4:30     Doug Warner

About LithiaArtisansMarket

We are a collective of artists, artisans, and musicians who gather along Ashland Creek during the sunny months of the year to sell our wares, dance to the sounds, and share in the abundance of life. Saturdays from 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am - 5:00pm, April 14th through November 15th. Two sets of live, original music each day. 40 local and regional artisans selling their unique creations.
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