The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland opens on March 19th and runs every weekend, Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 11-5, from mid-March thru October. This year the market celebrates its’ 33rd season in Ashland. We are located on Calle Guanajuato, behind the downtown plaza, along Ashland Creek in lower Lithia Park. The market is the hub of the downtown art scene. Great things radiate out from the hub. This unique outdoor market features art and fine craft from some of our regions hardest working, creative souls. The artisans have been busy in the off-season creating new art, objects of adornment, and practical handcrafted wares. They are eager to array their art-forms along the picturesque cobbled walkway known as Calle Guanajuato.
Early season is a great time to meet the artists. Fresh off of a two and a half month respite from weekly markets, the artisans have been holed up in their workshops working their fingers to the bone and prototyping new concepts. Ideas that were stowed away in the back of your mind come to the forefront and you are gifted with time to turn those mental visions into reality. Winter is a wonderful time to ruminate and manifest. I know for myself as a lapidary artisan (stone bead maker), new ways of seeing the stones helps me cut better, faster, and with less energy. Learning the tricks of the trade doesn’t happen over night. Mastering a craft takes years of constant work and patience. Many of the artisans at the Lithia Artisans Market are masters of their craft.
We welcome both new and veteran artists to join the guild of the Lithia Artisans Market. If you are interested in joining the market as a member there is more information about the process at our Membership Information Page (follow the link). We hold jury committee meetings every other Thursday evening from 5-7pm in the Guanajuato Room at the Ashland Public Library. Meetings start on March 17. Our mission at Lithia Artisans Market is to creative a viable, diverse, and dynamic artisans market in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. For that mission to succeed we need dedicated, creative artists and crafts-folk to join our ranks. Go to the link above for more information and then call Marcus (the Market Manager 541 301-9811) to schedule a jury appointment to show us your wonderful art-forms.
Saturday, March 19
11-30-2:30 The Brothers Reed
Sunday, March 20
12:00-3:00 Doug Warner