Oregon Country Fair Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Dan Elster, Wildlife Photographer, shows regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, LAMA. Strange light cast on this image called "Watching" one afternoon at market. The moose seems to be gazing at an anomaly.

Dan Elster, Wildlife Photographer, shows regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA. A strange light cast upon this image called “Wondering” one afternoon at market. This elk appears to be gazing at an anomaly.

We are 33 artisans strong this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. While the granddaddy of all pacific northwest art and craft festivals, the Oregon Country Fair, is in full swing up in the Willamette Valley, the Lithia Artisans Market in downtown Ashland is again loaded with talented artists hunkered down by Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato. This upcoming weekend you will find woodwork, jewelry, copper-smithed feathers, dream-catchers, fine art, carved stone beads, wildlife photography, mobiles, henna body art, natural fiber clothing, and much more.

Featured in the photo above is long time Lithia Artisan and wildlife photographer, Daniel Elster. Dan has a knack for catching wildlife in a way that truly humanizes the creatures. In his images elk appear to be pondering big questions, owls stare directly at the lens as if to say, “I’m here Dan, what’s going on brother?”. He seems to speak with his subjects on a telepathic level that relieves the stress of the situation. The environment is perfect to capture that moment only Dan can manifest. His photography is outstanding, his professionalism uncompromising. If you haven’t seen his booth lately, you are in for a treat. Lots of incredible new images this season. His art is on full display this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market.

What a change in the weather. The weekend forecast is for highs in the 70’s and a chance of rain. The forests and gardens are lovin’ it. The fresh air is super invigorating, full of energy. It’s a wonderful time to wander the downtown Ashland scene and come by the artisans market to support local goodness. We are open every weekend, behind the plaza in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Local singer-songwriters will grace our market all weekend. Truly an all-star lineup. Bekkah McAlvage is a country singer-songwriter with a great voice. The Brothers Reed are playing an early Sunday morning set, followed by Son Ravello in the afternoon. Daniel Sperry starts us off Saturday morning with his cello. What a chill weekend along Calle Guanajuato. If you aren’t up north at the Country Fair, join us for our mini fair in downtown Ashland. Every weekend is a gathering.

Phil Reed of The Brothers Reed brings his music to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Phil Reed of The Brothers Reed brings his music to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Sunday, July 10 from 10:00-12:00.

Music Schedule

Saturday, July 9

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Bekkah McAlvage

Sunday, July 10

10:00-12:00     The Brothers Reed

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

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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