Ashland Independent Film Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Kira Belan makes body care products and waldorf dolls. See her this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

It is Ashland Independent Film Festival weekend in Ashland, April 8 and 9. Lots of folks are out and about watching films. Join us at the market in between films to browse the current handcrafted wares set up in artisan booths along Ashland Creek.

The market is small again this weekend due to the weather forecast. Winter seems to want to linger this year. 17 artisans are signed up to participate throughout the weekend.

SAT. 10-6 / SUN. 11-5

Weather could be a factor this weekend, especially on Saturday, so turn to our facebook page for up-to-date information. If we close on Saturday we will announce it on our page.  facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket

Despite the forecast, we are blessed with brave souls who are ready to show you what they have been conjuring up in their workshops. This weekend you will discover woodwork, pottery, clothing, fine art, whimsical alter pieces, jewelry, body care products, folk art, linocut block prints, and much more.

The artisans market is always honored to participate as part of the texture of downtown Ashland. We are happy to be running in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). Join us in supporting locally crafted goodness.

Hollis Peach, featuring Jacqui and Danny, are regulars at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 8

12-2     Hollis Peach

Sunday, April 9

11-1     Hollis Peach (if Saturday is rained out)

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Lithia Artisans Market, April 1 and 2

Here is our ad as it will appear in the Oregon Shakespearean Festival Playbill, featuring Dave Summers of The Leather Vine.

The Lithia Artisans will be out in force this weekend. 31 vendors are signed up to show their wares and the weather looks promising. Super excited to really get this market up and rolling for the 2017 season. We are grateful for the rain, but ready for the sunshine. It sure makes outdoor markets a lot more pleasant when it isn’t threatening to snow.

Saturday 10-6 ~ Sunday 11-5

Located along the creek in downtown Ashland.

Featured in the above ad is veteran leather artist Dave Summers, a Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) member for over a decade. Dave makes handbags, backpacks, and hand-stitched shoes. I own a pair of his shoes and a backpack. This past winter I beat the heck out of my backpack using it to carry 75-100 pound loads of stone. The pack is a bit scratched up and dirty, but as solid as the day I made it mine. Handcrafted and made to last. And the shoes… the most comfortable I own.

This weekend you will find naturally died hemp clothing, wood work, wildlife and landscape photography, found-stone jewelry, folk art, body care products, quilts, pottery, leather-work, fine art, hats, fiber art, and much more. The little alleyway along Ashland Creek is a magical place to discover something new.

Speaking of something new, the management of Lithia Artisans Market would like to welcome the newest restaurant on Calle Guanajuato. Ex Nihilo is the new kid on the block. Welcome Kevin and Andi Broadie. We wish you well.

Super excited about the musical lineup you see below. Some of my favorite singer-songwriters in southern Oregon are playing all weekend long. Right on!

Gene Burnett plays original tunes at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 1

12-2     Gene Burnett

2:30-4:30     Son Ravello

Sunday, April 2

12-3     The Brothers Reed

 

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Lithia Artisans Market, March 25 and 26

Mattie Morton is a new clothing designer who joined our market last year. This is an ad you will see in Locals Guide for 2017.

The plan is for Lithia Artisans Market to be open this upcoming weekend. Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5. Last weekend was a washout and we cancelled the market. We seem to be dancing around the raindrops this spring. I always announce closures on our facebook page, so check there for updates.

The weather looks promising for Saturday and things can always change for the better for Sunday. As of now we have close to 20 vendors signed up to participate this weekend.

This weekend you will discover woodwork, fine art, wildlife photography, handcrafted jewelry, handcut stones, quilts, body care products, folk art, hats, and much more. We have live music planned for each day, see the schedule of music below.

Think sunny thoughts. Let’s get the ball rolling for 2017.

Jacqui and Danny of Hollis Peach will be part of the musical ambiance this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market.

Music Schedule

Saturday, March 25

12-2     Rod Petrone

Sunday, March 26

12-3     Hollis Peach

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Lithia Artisans Market Opens March 18 and 19

Fine Artist Katrina Meister is featured in one of our many print ads we have created for the 2017 season.

The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) opens its 2017 outdoor season on Calle Guanajuato this upcoming weekend, March 18 and 19. The weather forecast for the weekend is questionable, so let’s call this a “soft opening”.

OPEN SAT 10-6 AND SUN 11-5

Just a handful of us have signed up for the first market of the year.  It is understandable. We are small but we are mighty! The weather is grey, and opening day is threatening rain. Think sunny thoughts. With that said, if you don’t see a post on our facebook page, then the market is open for business. I make sure to let people know before 9:00am if the market is closed due to weather. Sundays forecast is much more promising than Saturday.

This weekend you will find woodwork made from locally gathered manzanita and various burls, stone beads sculpted from local stones, photography that captures wildlife in its most intimate moments, quilts, mixed metal and stone jewelry, handmade leather shoes and bags, folk art, soap, skin care products, and much more.

We have a great lineup of music this weekend featuring singer-songwriters from Ashland, Oregon. Refer to the music schedule below.

Join us every weekend from now until the end of October as we come together to celebrate art, live music, and handcrafted wares that are made right here in the Rogue Valley.

The Brothers Reed play live at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA). Sunday, March 19th from 12-3.

Music Lineup

Saturday, March 18

12-2     Son Ravello

Sunday, March 19

12-3     The Brothers Reed

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Lithia Artisans Market Membership Drive 2017

Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) opens for the 2017 season on March 18th and 19th.

Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) opens for the 2017 season on March 18th and 19th.

The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) officially opens for the 2017 season on March 18th and 19th.  This post is the beginning of our seasonal call to artists. We ask you who have been holed up in your creative nook to slowly start coming out of hibernation and embrace your artisan spirit. We ask you to renew your commitment to bringing your light into the world by renewing your membership to the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. To all of you LAMA folk… it is time to send in your dues and start thinking about selling your awesome creations again on Calle Guanajuato.

2017 Lithia Artisans Market Application (click this link, application is at the bottom of the page)

"Hi there! Welcome to 2017, happy to have you all on board." Marcus Scott, stone bead artisan and market manager.

“Hi there! Welcome to 2017, happy to have you all on board.” Marcus Scott, stone bead artisan and market manager.

For all you newbies out there who have thought about joining the market, now is the time to make that a reality. Follow this link to the Membership Information page of our website. There you will find the 2017 Application, Jury Guidelines, and the Members Handbook, all in pdf and word formats. My phone number is also on that page. After you have read through the page, looked over the guidelines and decided to join, call me and we will set up a time for you to join one of our jury committee meetings to show your craft. The meeting dates are also on the Membership Information page.

It is hard to believe the market starts back up in less than a month. Hope you all have had a creative, thoughtful, restful winter. I am stoked for the 2017 season at the Lithia Artisans Market on Calle Guanajuato. Look for more details about opening weekend in the upcoming blog post. Spring is just around the corner.

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2016 Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing

holiday-market-poster-2016Over 40 artisans will be showing their handcrafted creations at this years Holiday Market. Holiday Market takes place the first three weekends in December at the old Briscoe Elementary School. This annual event is a cozy community craft fair that really feels like the holidays. Holiday Market at the Briscoe ArtWing is free to the public and family friendly. Complimentary drinks and snacks are available at the festival.

Open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5

December 17 and 18, the Last Weekend of our Winter Season.

Located at the Briscoe ArtWing, 265 North Main Street, just north of downtown Ashland.

This year at the fair you will discover homemade jams, skin care products, handcrafted soaps, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, leatherwork, fine art, photography, folk art, puppets, upcycled clothing, hats, lampworked glass, sculpted stone beads, and so much more. Great gift ideas for the holidays.

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Sallie Ehrman will be showing her artistic collage pieces each weekend at the event. Hidden in the collage are the words… “make art, not war”.

We will also have a “do it yourself” (DIY) gift wrapping station to make sure those newly purchased treasures are ready to go under the tree when you leave the fair.

Every Sunday afternoon we will be holding a raffle drawing for a $50 gift certificate that can be used at the fair or at the Lithia Artisans Market next year when we open for the outdoor season.

Join us for the happiest art and craft fair of the season. The Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market. The first three weekends in December at the old Briscoe School, on the corner of North Main and Laurel Street in Ashland, Oregon. See ya at the market.

Phoenix Sigalove, musician, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

Phoenix Sigalove is an amazing singer, songwriter with a powerful message. He plays Lithia Artisans Market this coming Sunday from 11-1 pm.

MUSIC SCHEDULE


Saturday, Dec. 17

11-1 Son Ravello
2-4 Blades of Grass

Sunday, Dec. 18

11-1 Phoenix Sigalove
2-4 Cole Cullen

 

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Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire 2016

christmas-faire-ad-2016The 16th Annual Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire will be held at the Historic Ashland Armory on Thanksgiving Weekend. The event is free entry and family friendly.

Fri. November 25 10:00-7:00
Sat. November 26 10:00-6:00
Sun. November 27 11:00-4:00

Running in conjunction with Ashland’s Festival of Light, the Christmas Faire features the artists and fine craftspeople who show on Calle Guanajuato during the outdoor season in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Over 50 booths of handcrafted goodness will be on display at this years event.  You will discover fine art, pottery, jewelry of all kinds, handcrafted soaps and candles, painted silk, up-cycled, designer created clothing, silk screened shirts, fashionable hemp wear, leather work, wood work, photography, henna art and so much more.

Sunny Lindley, Fiber Artisan, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving Weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

Sunny Lindley, Fiber Artisan, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving Weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

Featured in this photo is Sunny Lindley of Sundial Arts. Sunny is super creative and an advocate for the local arts and crafts movement. Sunny makes fashionable clothing and crocheted hats, as well as a line of silk screen printed original art on all kinds of fun and comfy clothing. She is a big asset to this community and we appreciate her.

Meet the artisan and support local this holiday season. It makes a powerful economic statement when you purchase directly from the maker of an item. Years of trial and error experimentation lead to a deeper understanding of craft, the tricks of the trade, the eye of the artist. That is what you are supporting when you purchase gifts from local artisans at the market. That is part of how we create the world in which we want to live. Now more than ever.

Our good friend Moni from the old Grilla Bites restaurant will have warm, healthy food and coffee available all weekend. Reasonable prices, great food.

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Katrina Meister, Fine Artist, will be showing at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire. Thanksgiving weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory.

The Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire supports the Ashland Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights ushers in the beginning of the holiday season. The parade is a wonderful family event. Lighting a candle in dark places is a symbol of hope. The Lithia Artisans embrace hope and community.

This is a time to come together as community. Gathering in public places we pick each other up, we carry on through turbulent times, we see each other and sometimes that is all it takes. As artists and craftspeople, we reinvent the world every day. This holiday season we should honor our diversity, honor our creative endeavors, and support each other. Love one another.

Jacqui and Danny of Hollis Peach will be part of the musical ambiance at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire.

Jacqui and Danny of Hollis Peach will be part of the musical ambiance at the Lithia Artisans Christmas Faire.

Music Schedule

Friday, Nov. 25
10-12 The Brothers Reed
1-3     Hollis Peach
4-6     Cole Cullen

Saturday, Nov. 26
10-12 Accapellare
1-3     Blades of Grass
4-6     The Ancient Wild

Sunday, Nov. 27
11-1   Son Ravello
2-4     Phoenix Sigalove

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