Memorial Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Erin Linton is a fine artist at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Always working on something new.

Another full house at the market this weekend. We continue to steadily grow this season. 39 local artisans will be showing over the course of the weekend, our biggest market of the season!

SAT 10-6 and SUN 11-5

Meandering along Ashland Creek you will discover unique creations made locally by the folks selling at our marketplace — woodwork, leather-work, sculpture, fine art, jewelry, photography, clothing, hats, and so much more. We have guest musicians coming through on Saturday afternoon (see schedule below) and the weather is lovely. It is a great weekend to come out to the market and enjoy the ambience along Calle Guanajuato.

Painting of a Raven by fine artist Erin Linton, a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland .

The photo above features Erin Linton, fine artist. Erin has a special relationship with the wild world. As a volunteer she nurses injured wild creatures back to health then returns them to the wild. This is an ongoing venture for Erin and one she is feels called upon to pursue. As an artist she is gifted with the ability to truly capture the essence of her subjects, the individual character of each bird, each critter. She is also a recycling advocate and does so in her art creating unique textures and lines. She recycles used tea bags, dries them, and uses them as her canvas. This creates a completely unique starting point and the art evolves from there. Be sure to come by and see her new pieces this year. She is usually working on something new while showing at the market. Live art!

Hollis Peach featuring Jacqui and Danny sing all original tunes at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland (LAMA).

MUSIC SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 27

11:30-1:30     Bekkah McAlvage

2:30-4:30     Caitlin Jemma and Bart Budwig

Sunday, May 28

12:00-3:00     Hollis Peach

 

 

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May 20 and 21 at the Lithia Artisans Market

Alissa Clark is a wonderful potter. We welcome her back to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

We are 37 artisans strong at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA), our biggest turnout of the season. This weekend you will discover all sorts of locally crafted items at the weekend marketplace along Ashland Creek.

SAT. 10-6 and SUN. 11-5

So happy to feel the warmth of the sunshine. The weather forecast looks real good and, lucky us, there is a World Music Festival happening in Lithia Park at the Bandshell.  It is a great weekend to be out and about in downtown Ashland, so much cool stuff going on. The entire downtown will be like one big festival this weekend. Fun!

The photo above features Alissa Clark. Alissa is a long time member of our market who spent the better part of last season living in Florence, Oregon, on the coast. Lucky! We are stoked to have her back in our midst this weekend with her whimsical, colorful, fun assortment of pottery… mugs, vases, bowls, wall-hangings, and much more. Alissa isn’t here all the time, so take advantage and come by to say, “howdy!”.

Our 2017 Souvenir Booklets are hot off the presses and available this weekend at the market. They are beautiful! They feature the guild of artists and crafty folk who make up the membership of the market. A wonderfully colorful and textural representation of what you will discover every weekend at Lithia Artisans Market. Come by and get yours, they are free and they are pretty darn cool. Cover art by local Talent, Oregon artist Katrina Meister.

We have a great lineup of music in store for the upcoming weekend. Sunday afternoon we welcome Maury Ave. to the market. They are an energetic outlaw folk duo hailing from Denver, Colorado. Additionally, it is Ashland World Music Festival weekend featuring all kinds of great music on Saturday from 12:00 until 6:00 at the Bandshell in Lithia Park. This outdoor festival runs Saturday only and is just a couple blocks up from the market. For more information about this festival, check out their event page at … facebook.com/AshlandWorldMusicFestival.

Maury Ave. is an energetic outlaw folk duo from Denver, Colorado. Playing Sunday, May 21 from 2:30-4:30 at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 20

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, May 21

11:30-1:30     Matt Taylor

2:30-4:30     Maury Ave.

 

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Mothers Day Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Gene Nawrocki (aka, The Belt Guy) is a leather worker from La Pine, Oregon and a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

The Lithia Artisans Market is a bit smaller this weekend, but still loaded with talented artists.  All of us at the market want to wish all of you mothers out there the very best this weekend. You have the hardest job in the world, and the most important… bringing up the next generation. Sending out big hugs to my mom, my kids mom, and all the moms. We honor you for giving us life, love, and comfort. Thank you.

One of the artisans you will find at the market this weekend is central Oregon resident, and leather worker extraordinaire, Gene Nawrocki (featured in the image above). Gene creates leather belts and fashion accessories that are made to last a lifetime. He has been making belts for 40 years, traveling from one art and craft fair to the next throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a true veteran of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

Lisa Eldredge Ceramics will have mugs and much more at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

The Hat People of Talent, Oregon are back with us this weekend, as are 26 other crafty folk plying their handmade wares. You will find jewelry, soaps, body care products, pottery, clothing, sculpture, fine art, photography, woodwork, leather-work, crocheted wool hats, quilted pillows, and so much more.

Join Us this Mothers Day Weekend. The Lithia Artisans Market, a great place to find that unique handmade item for mom on her special weekend.

NOTE: If Market is canceled due to rain, then we will post an update on our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket.

Gene Burnett, singer songwriter, Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 13

11:30-1:30     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     The Fretwell Family Band

Sunday, May 14

11:00-2:00     The Brothers Reed

 

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May 6 and 7 at Lithia Artisans Market

Mabrie Ormes is a fine artist and regular at the Lithia Artisans Market Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

We are 30 artisans strong this upcoming weekend. As you stroll through Calle Guanajuato along Ashland Creek you will encounter artisan run booths filled with handcrafted leather, woodwork, jewelry, clothing, photography, fine art, pottery, body care products, hats, folk art, drums, and much more.

SAT 10-6 / SUN 11-5

Featured in the photo above is fine artist Mabrie Ormes. Mabrie is a long time member of our market and continues to blaze new trails in her lifelong passion for art. She plays with a wide range of techniques and is prolific in her embrace of whatever art-form she chooses at the moment. Her images are textural, deep, colorful, playful, and affordable. Magic comes to life every weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market and Mabrie is a big part of that magic.

We are getting all kinds of weather here in southern Oregon. A tornado watch was in effect yesterday in the Prospect, Eagle Point area. Wow! We are doing our best to dodge the raindrops and continue to show our wares at the market.

It is the first weekend in May. In celebration of the original meaning of May Day, we honor the tough work and commitment it took for our labor movement predecessors to establish a more level playing field. It seems we have drifted far afield of this lately, and it is ever important to be vigilant in protecting our rights.

This country is founded on the idea of equality and freedom for all. Independent artisan businesses epitomize self empowerment through micro-industry ownership. This is a relatively new way of thinking in the advancement of labor — self reliance through artisan entrepreneurship.

Supporting local, independent art, craft, and music. Those are the goals of the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Join us!

Daniel Sperry plays this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. Saturday, May 6th from 11:30-1:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, May 6

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Carrington

Sunday, May 7 

12-3     Hollis Peach

 

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April 29 and 30 at Lithia Artisans Market

Dan Elster of Elster Photography, a highly gifted wildlife photographer, is a regular at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA). Notice how the image of the owl behind Dan appears to come out of the photo and onto his shoulder. Love this!

Another full house at the Lithia Artisans Market this upcoming weekend. 35 artisans will be participating for the Taste of Ashland weekend in downtown Ashland. The market has been part of the Ashland art scene since 1983.  We are 34 years old this season. That is a pretty long run, and we hope to be here another 34 years and beyond.

It is Taste of Ashland weekend throughout downtown corridor. A great time to come out and mill about the town. People will be out tasting local wines and cuisine and wandering in and out of the galleries throughout town who are participating in the event. Lithia Artisans Market is honored to be part of the festivities.

SATURDAY 10-6 / SUNDAY 11-5

Located along Calle Guanajuato, Creekside in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

This weekend you will find all kinds of professionally crafted wares presented in a variety of booths along Calle Guanajuato. Leather work, wood work, clothing, jewelry, sculpture, body care products, fine art, photography, and much more will be available for the discerning patron to peruse at their leisure while enjoying the ambiance of the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland.

Every weekend we feature live music from local singer-songwriters. All original tunes! I would like to point to the image below as a solid representation of what we all hold so dear — local craft, presented locally, by the folks who make it. In this case we see Aaron Reed, of The Brothers Reed, who performs strictly original tunes that he crafted, riding his bike with his guitar to the market to entertain us all and showcase his art-form. Support local, it matters!

Aaron Reed of the band The Brothers Reed are regulars at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 29

11:30-1:30     Jeff and Jeffri

2:30-4:30     Rod Petrone

Sunday, April 30

12-2     The Brothers Reed

 

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Earthday Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market, April 22 and 23

Leah Fairbanks is a glass bead artist who shows regularly at the  Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA)

Happy Earthday Weekend! We are gifted again with good weather and the busiest market of the 2017 season. 37 artists and crafty folk are signed up to participate this upcoming weekend at the market.

I believe I can speak on behalf of the Lithia Artisans Guild when I say that we are all strong advocates for better stewardship of our Mother Earth. We all breath the same air, drink the same water, and live as neighbors in the greater southern Oregon region. As artists we strive to create sustainable models of entrepreneurship that makes a minimal impact on the environment. Consciousness of the environment is key to small business management. We are honored to be part of celebrating Earthday 2017.

When you visit the market this weekend you will encounter 37 artisans who make the items they sell in their home art studios, or at collective artisan studios like the Briscoe ArtWing and Ashland Art Center. Many of our artists sustainably collect their raw materials in nature, while others up-cycle old products to create new art-forms. Our artists do not place profits ahead of environmental safety and health. We live in our workshops and do our best to be healthy and earth conscious.

This weekend you will discover fine art, photography, jewelry, hand-sculpted stones from local sources, recycled records albums, leather belts, bags, and shoes, hemp clothing, sundresses, woodwork featuring local woods, organic body care products, folk art, prints, assorted clothing and accessories and much, much more. The market is full to near capacity so it is a great time to join us on Calle Guanajuato. Here comes the sun.

Bekkah McAlvage plays original country tunes. Wonderful songwriting. This Saturday, April 22nd, 11:30-1:30.

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 22

11:30-1:30     Bekkah McAlvage

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, April 23

12:00-2:00     Accapellare

 

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Easter Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market, April 15 and 16

Marty Hogan Jewerly is a regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA). Wonderful designs.

Well, all right! The weather is looking better, and we have a full market for the first time this season. 33 artisans are signed up to show their wonderful creations this upcoming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

This weekend you will find all kinds of handcrafted goodness presented along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato. Lots of folks are out for their first time of the season this weekend. Welcome home all you artisan people! We are happy to have you back in our midst. This weekend you will find woodwork, leather-work, jewelry of all kinds, hemp and tencel clothing, photography, fine art, hats, sculpture, and so much more. Join us for a meandering stroll along the creek, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, and peruse the wares of the local artisans collective.

This has been a long, wet winter. We are super grateful for all the water, but really ready for some sunshine. Keep thinking sunny thoughts. This upcoming weekend is feeling like a real market weekend. Stoked to have you all on board.

Aaron Reed of the band The Brothers Reed.  Live Music every weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 15

12-2     Rod Petrone

3-5       Danny Sherrill

Sunday, April 16

12-3     The Brothers Reed

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