Eclipse Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Lucy DeFranco of Luce Knots is a weaver at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

It looks like a beautiful weekend to be out and about right before the cosmic event on Monday. 35 artists and crafts-folk will be presenting their creations along the creek in downtown Ashland, Oregon. If you are headed up the highway to witness the eclipse, be sure to stop by and see us at the market before heading further north. We have a great lineup of art, craft, and live music all weekend long.

SAT 10-6 SUN 11-5

Featured in the photo above is local weaver Lucy DeFranco. Lucy spins her own wool, dies the spun fiber, and weaves the finished yarn into wonderful textiles. Her attention to detail and quality is unsurpassed. She has been a member of the Lithia Artisans Market for quite awhile now, and we are honored to have her on board. Lucy is a truly authentic old school creator. She is often working while at the market. Be sure to swing by and say howdy and take home some of her awe-inspiring work.

Boulder Opal with an image resembling an eclipse. Cut by Marcus Scott.

Some of us have been inspired by the upcoming astrological phenomenon and we have been working in our shops finding the images that speak to us regarding this event. I am a stone bead and pendant maker. I try to bring out what is inherently within each stone. Sometimes relatively clear images come shining through. This week I have found numerous examples of scenes in stones that resemble some form of the archetypal image I have of an eclipse. Boulder opal seems to display that image more often than many other stones. I also have some banded red jasper material that creates eclipse or eye formations. Finding eyes, storms, universes, eclipses in a stone is something lapidary artists have done since ancient times. This week it came through loud and clear. Come by and check ’em out! Limited edition and pretty darned cool.

Open every Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 11-5 from now until the end of October. Located on Calle Guanajuato (Guanajuato Way), behind the plaza, along Ashland Creek in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Join Us!

Rod Petrone is a classical guitarist who plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 19

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Gene Burnett

Sunday, August 20

12:00-3:00     Hollis Peach

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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