June 20 and 21, Fathers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Bruce Kramer makes outstanding cutting boards. He has been a member of the Lithia Artisans Market for a long time. Weekends on Calle Guanajuato.

Bruce Kramer makes outstanding cutting boards. He has been a member of the Lithia Artisans Market for a long time. Weekends on Calle Guanajuato.

It looks to be another beautiful weekend at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. 44 vendors showing this weekend… open Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Saturday will officially be the fullest, most vibrant market of the 2015 season. Hand crafted pottery, jewelry, woodwork, clothing, copper sculpture, fine art, photography, and so much more await the market enthusiast strolling along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato. Tons of amazing creations will be on display. All items shown by the folks who make them. The market is located behind the downtown plaza shops, across from Lithia Park, along the meandering alley way known as Calle Guanajuato. From the Mix Sweetshop follow the winding path along the creek all the way to the entrance of Lithia Park. Explore and discover live music, creek-side dining, and locally created art and craft of all kinds.

Lisa Eldredge Pottery

Coffee mugs with filter holders by local potter Lisa Eldredge at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon

Happy Fathers Day Weekend! It is a great time to take Dad for a walk in downtown Ashland and come upon the perfect Fathers Day gift, then grab lunch along the creek. As a dad myself, I can tell you that many of us would love a new coffee mug, a wooden cutting board, a sculpted manzanita cribbage board, or a leather necklace featuring locally cut and polished stone beads. This is just a handful of gift ideas, amongst the multitude, found this weekend at Ashland’s outdoor marketplace… the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Jewelry by Marcus Scott. Forged copper pieces mixed with found jade from Northern California and old trade beads. Weekends on Calle Guanajuato, Ashland, Oregon.

Jewelry by Marcus Scott of The Stone Bead. Forged copper, hand-cut  jade,  old trade beads.

This week the featured artisan is local woodworker Bruce Kramer. Bruce has been part of the market since way, way back in the day. I was talking with him a week ago as he recalled being a part of the market when it was simply called Ashland Saturday Market. He couldn’t recall the exact year, but my guess is that was sometime in the late 1980’s. He makes fantastic cutting boards. I own one and use it daily. As Bruce points out, take care of the board and it should last you a lifetime. His boards are quality items made by a master woodworker who has perfected his skills over decades of practice. His cutting boards are accessible to anyone as his prices are very reasonable.

Come out and join us along the creek to cool down and peruse the authentic, hand crafted wares offered at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. Open Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm. This is gonna be a lot of fun!

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Jacqui and Danny bring their wonderful original tunes to Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon. They play this Saturday, June 20 from 2:30-4:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, June 20

11:30-1:30     Doug Warner

2:30-4:30     Jacqui and Danny

Sunday, June 21

11:30-1:30     The Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     Bill Hahey

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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