End of April at Lithia Artisans Market

Michelle VanFleet creates small sculptural art pieces using semi precious stones.

April came in wet and it looks to be going out the same way. The forecast is for showers on Saturday, but it looks as though we will have a market. Die-hard artisans.  As of now we have 26 artists signed up to participate this upcoming weekend.

This weekend you will discover jewelry, woodwork, body care products, clothing, fine art, photography, glass-work, sculpture and much more. Think sunny thoughts!

We have a newbie at the market! Hanging with us for his first showing is glass blower Scott Carlson. He has been working glass since 1995 and was a part of Gathering Glass Studio on A Street in Ashland for years. He now works out of his home and is a brand new member of the Lithia Artisans Market Guild of Artists.

We are excited that lots of new talented folk are applying this season. If you are hoping to join our ranks please go to our membership page to download an application and read thru the information about membership. When you are ready, call the number on the page and talk with management about setting up a jury committee meeting.

Jeff Stanley is a regular musician at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 28

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Jeff Stanley

Sunday, April 29

12:00-2:00     Green Mountain Guild


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April 21 and 22 at Lithia Artisans Market

Marcella makes handpainted silks. A long time member of the Lithia Artisans (LAMA). Welcome back dear friend.

The upcoming weekend shows promising weather for both Saturday and Sunday, a rarity so far this season. We are pleased to announce a full house — 38 local artisans will be showing over the course of the weekend. That is nearly double the numbers we have been experiencing so far this year. Blue skies, clean air, the park is in full bloom, the artisans are out in force. Join us!

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 11-5

This weekend you will discover all sorts of handcrafted goodness at Ashland’s outdoor artisans market. Located along Ashland Creek and behind the plaza shops, this magical outdoor market features local jewelry makers, silver smiths, lapidary artists, potters, woodworkers, leather-workers, fine artists, photographers, clothing creators and much more. Every weekend you will encounter new artists, new items, and new music.

Matt Taylor is a Ashland native who lives in Eugene. This singer-songwriter entertains us often at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 21

11:30-1:30     Daniel Sperry

2:30-4:30     Blades of Grass

Sunday, April 22

12:00-3:00     Matt Taylor and Friends


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Ashland Indepedent Film Festival Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market

Katrina Meister is a fine artist and a regular participant at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

It is the Ashland Independent Film Festival weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. Over 20 local artists and crafts-folk will be participating this upcoming weekend. We welcome all of you film festival patrons to take some time in between films to join us on Calle Guanajuato to peruse the wares at the market. This weekend you will find a wonderful selection of handcrafted jewelry, fine art, pottery, leather-work, woodwork, lampworked glass, kids clothing, and much more.


The weather looks good for Saturday, wetter on Sunday. It sure has been a tricky Spring thus far, Winter lingers. This time of year we encounter all kinds of weather, welcome to southern Oregon. If we cancel the market due to weather, I will announce that on our facebook page…  facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket.

The dogwood trees and rhododendrons are starting to bloom throughout Lithia Park . The air is fresh, it is a beautiful time of the year to stroll the artisans market.

Doug Warner, a local blues musician, plays regularly at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 14

11:30-1:30     The Maybe Sometimes featuring Bekkah McAlvage and Sage Meadows

2:30-4:30     Doug Warner

Sunday, April 15

11:30-1:30     Accapellare


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April 7 and 8 at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland

Another postcard we created for the 2018 season featuring potter Amanda Higgins.

I love the rain and the wind, but they do not play well with an outdoor artisans market. Canopies and umbrellas have been know to fly away on Calle Guanajuato during stormy weather. With that said, Saturday, April 7 is not looking like a great day to market; however, if we awake and it is beautiful, then we will be open. Sunday, April 8 looks much more promising and our plan is to be open on Sunday. I will update our facebook page on Saturday morning to announce if we are open or not. Go here…. facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket

We have a small but mighty group signed up to participate this weekend. 20 artisans will be participating, likely on Sunday Only. Woodwork, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, hats, fine art, photography, and much more will be on display.

The Brothers Reed are back in town after a whirlwind nationwide tour that lasted from mid January until just a couple weeks ago. Their journey took them as far east as New York City with stops in Pittsburg, PA, Nashville, Tenn., and Austin, Texas, to name but a few. More than 30 gigs in the span of two months. We at the artisans market are very happy to have them back with us this season. They will be playing often at our market. They are on our stage this coming Sunday from 12-3pm. Stoked!

The Brothers Reed play all original music at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashand (LAMA).

Music Schedule

Saturday, April 7 (weather permitting)

11:30-1:30     Bekkah McAlvage

Sunday, April 8

12:00-3:00     The Brothers Reed


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Easter Weekend at Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA)

One of two new postcards created for the 2018 season. Look for them around town, or at the market.

30 artisans are showing for the upcoming weekend, March 31 and April 1. That is a great early season turnout! Spring time at the market is a great excuse to wander about and see what new treasures the artisans have created in the off season.


If you don’t already know us, we are located on Calle Guanajuato, behind the plaza and along Ashland Creek in downtown Ashland. We share the space with local restaurants, and it is a wonderful place to peruse locally crafted wares while enjoying live music in the great outdoors. Such a magical spot for an artisan market.

We have a couple of new members joining us this upcoming weekend and an all-star cast of veteran artisans who make this market the colorful, vibrant place that we know and love. It will be great to see all of you. This is truly an outstanding guild of local artisans and I am honored to help steer the boat. Join us and support handmade local.

It is Easter Weekend. Families will be out and about in Lithia Park for the Annual Ashland Rotary Club Easter-egg Hunt. Participants in the egg hunt should meet at 1:00pm near the tennis courts in Lithia Park. I hear through the grapevine that the Easter Bunny will be there. I think I might need to see that for myself.

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

Music Schedule

Saturday, March 31

11:30-1:30     Rod Petrone

2:30-4:30     Gene Burnett

Sunday, April 1

12:00-2:00     To Be Announced

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March 24 and 25 at Lithia Artisans Market

This is the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Ad for 2018 featuring Marcella’s Silk.

The plan is to have a market this upcoming weekend, March 24 and 25. However, let’s be honest, the weather is sure looking questionable.  Saturday morning we will assess the situation. If market closes for the day due to crummy weather, we will post about the closing on our facebook page…. facebook.com/lithiaartisansmarket. Saturday looks iffy, Sunday looks much better. Stay tuned for more details and updates. No news is good news.

This year spring is coming in wet and cold. Hopefully the February sun we enjoyed during winter will make its way back to us. Until then, we are grateful for the rain and snow in the mountains. We need it.

Big shout out to one of our local artists. Woodworker extraordinaire, Larry Shinerock, took on the volunteer task of repainting and refinishing our signs. They look better than new! Big thanks to Larry and all the volunteers within our organization that make everything run smoothly. You are all very appreciated.

Hollis Peach featuring Jacqui and Danny will be playing tunes for us this weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA).

Music Schedule (weather permitting)

Saturday, March 24

12:00-2:00     Hollis Peach

2:30-4:30     Green Mountain Guild

Sunday, March 25

To Be Announced


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Lithia Artisans Market Opens March 17 and 18

2018 Poster for the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland. This one features Jim Young of the Hat People.

The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) celebrates our 35th season on Calle Guanajuato. Opening weekend is scheduled for March 17th and 18th. Once again the sleepy little alleyway behind the plaza shops in downtown Ashland will come alive with colorful artisan run booths and live music along Ashland Creek.


The market is grateful to work with Ashland Parks and Recreation to help make the downtown scene vibrant and lively, full of original, locally crafted goodness. The market runs from March 17th until the end of October. Open every weekend, weather permitting.

If you are a prospective artisan market member who makes your own unique art or craft, we encourage you to join our guild of artisans. This is the official beginning of our Annual Membership Drive. Please go to our Membership Information Page for more information. Applications are in pdf and word doc formats at the bottom of the page. Additionally, Jury Guidelines and the Member Handbook are also there as artisan resources. Beginning on Thursday, March 15th, we will be conducting Jury Committee Meetings every other Thursday in the Guanajuato Room in the Ashland Public Library. When you are ready to bring your creations to market, please follow the instructions on the Membership Information Page, and follow up with a phone call to the market manager to schedule an appointment to show your work. Phone numbers and additional information are available at the Membership Information Page.

For patrons of the Lithia Artisans Market, stay tuned for much more information coming in the next week about our opening weekend, March 17 and 18. We are very excited about the upcoming season and all the new creations the local artisan community has to share.



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