Fine Art Abounds at Lithia Artisans Market

Melissa Orion, a new artist at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, in her colorful booth of beautiful, fun, original, archetypal art pieces.

Melissa Orion, a new artist at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, in her colorful booth of beautiful, fun, original, archetypal art pieces.

There are so many new fine artists at the Lithia Artisans Market these days. It is encouraging to see young, new artists joining our local weekend market. Melissa Orion is in her freshman year as a market member, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting her booth. Her booth is a festive, textural collage of wonderful, original, archetypal art presented in accessible ways for a discriminating clientele. Melissa created many of these images during her pregnancy with her baby boy Jackson. As part of her shared journey with Jackson she painted nearly every day. From that artistic meditation emerged the images which make up her collection. When I look at Melissa’s art I just have to smile. Her images come from deep within her, yet they are so familiar to all of us. She shows at the market on Saturdays, weather permitting, and you can find her on the web at MelissaOrion.com or her etsy site MelissaOrionDesigns.

This week the market is busting at the seams. We are blessed with 44 artisans showing on Saturday, May 23rd and nearly 40 showing on Sunday, May 24th.  Fine art, pottery, jewelry of all kinds, native American style drums, hats by the Hat People, photography, hand painted signs, quilts, handmade soaps, and so much more await the outdoor market enthusiast.

Brothers Reed play Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) this Sunday, May 24th from 11:30-1:30.

Brothers Reed play Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) this Sunday, May 24th from 11:30-1:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 23

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Ancient Wild

Sunday, May 24

11:30-1:30     Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     The Sky System

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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