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Craft Fairs & Markets Events Calendar - 2017 Season

Where you can visit us and buy directly from

our Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap booth:

 

Colestin Caprines will have our Goat Milk Soap booth at the below-listed local and regional craft fair events this year, where area residents and visitors can purchase soaps from us directly, at a lower cost than anywhere else, and where you're always welcome to sample all of the fragrances that you wish to ("sniff through") to find just what you like.

All 70-plus of our soap scents are available at our booth, along with a wide variety of prepared three-soap gift-boxed sets. (See Gift-Boxed Soap Sets & Custom-Order Gift Ideas for details.)

If you're interested in gift-boxed sets with particular soap scents, let us know ahead of an event listed here that you plan to attend, and we can make up your custom order ahead of time and bring it to the event, where you can pick it up from us ready-to-go.

We also offer discounts whenever possible on overstocks, closeouts, etc., and on "Seconds" and "Craft Fair Casualties" until they sell out. ("Seconds" are bars that weigh slightly under the standard 3.0 ounces after they cure, or they may have a small nick or shape imperfection that renders them unacceptable as a regular bar; they are still fine for personal use, so are a great bargain at a dollar off; "Craft Fair Casualties" are good regular soap bars that have not-so-new-looking wrappers, at a 50-cents-off discount.)

We are always happy to meet and chat with our local customers and with new folks, and answer your questions, whether the conversation be about soap, goats, or whatever else is on your mind! We look forward to seeing you, and hope you'll come by and enjoy our local and regional fairs this year!

We will continue to update these UPCOMING EVENTS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUR SOAP with full details as our craft event calendar materializes and evolves.

 

Events in 2017:

 

First Church of the Nazarene "Holiday Bazaar at the Naz 2017":

Friday, November 3rd, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
&
Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Held at The First Church of the Nazarene in Medford, OR., at 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. From I-5 in Medford, take Biddle Rd. to McAndrews Rd. and turn eastward; cross Crater Lake Ave. eastward to just before Wabash Ave; the Church is on the right. Parking is available in Church lots. The Church's website also has a map on the Contact Us page.

Our booth space is scheduled to be in the "Overflow Gym" area (downstairs, between the Foyer and the Fireside Room).

All bazaar items for sale are handmade by the artisans/artists selling them at this event. This is a very high-quality, juried show that offers wonderful variety to attendees. (There is a $1 door fee OR an alternate choice of bringing a non-perishable food item to donate.)

For further information, see under 2014 and 2015 (below) for previous details on this event, as well as the Bazaar at the Naz facebook page. Volunteer information is available on the Church's website under Ministries --> Women's Ministries.

(Prospective vendors: Vendor applications are accepted until a specified date in early spring each year; general information, applications and contact information are also posted on the Holiday Bazaar page.)

 


 

Ashland Chamber of Commerce "Old-Fashioned 4th of July" - Ashland, OR., (Tuesday).

We always look forward to this event as our first big event of the season. This is the largest July 4th Independence Day event in southern Oregon and northern California.

There are nearly 80 craft booths (toward the south end and "Band Shell" section), as well as lots of food trucks (middle section) and many informational booths (closer to the downtown Plaza).

Our booth is typically in the "end zone" under the trees nearest the Bandshell and grass area.

Early viewing of booths in the park begins at 9:00 am (if you aren't captivated by the parade!) and goes until approx. 4:30 or 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Ashland, OR, Chamber of Commerce. See the Chamber's website and/or below under previous years for further info.

A warm thank you to all of our 2017 July 4th booth visitors!

 


 

We will be posting more events as we get details and confirmations - stay tuned!

Further information about events, once listed here, may be found under our Previous Events archives below.

(Fellow vendors wishing more information than what is posted here are welcome to contact us.)

 

Previous Events

(listed in reverse-chronological order:)

 

2016:

 

The Lithia Artisans Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market - December, Ashland, OR.  

At the Briscoe School on Laurel St. (& Main St.) in Ashland, Oregon, the Holiday Market runs the first three weekends during December.

Sat. Dec. 3rd: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. Dec. 4th: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat. Dec. 10th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. Dec. 11th: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat. Dec. 17th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. Dec. 18th: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

(We cancelled out on this event entirely, due to weather/travel and other issues.)

For more information, see below under this event or check out the Lithia Artisans Market website.

 


 

 

Ashland Chamber of Commerce "Old-Fashioned 4th of July" - Ashland, OR. (On a Monday this year.)

We always look forward to this event as our first big event of the season. This is the largest July 4th event in southern Oregon and northern California.

There are nearly 80 craft booths (more in the south or towards the "Band Shell" section), as well as lots of food booths or trailers (in the middle section) and many informational booths (closer to the downtown Plaza).

Our booth is in the "end zone" under the trees (where we typically are) nearest the Bandshell and grass area. Early viewing of booths in the park begins at 9:00 am (if you aren't captivated by the parade!) and goes until approx. 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Ashland, OR, Chamber of Commerce. See the Chamber's website and/or below under previous years for further info.

 

2015

 

The Lithia Artisans Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market - December, Ashland, OR.  

At the Briscoe School on Laurel St. (& Main St.) in Ashland, Oregon, the Holiday Market runs the first three weekends during December. For more info, see below under this event or visit the Lithia Artisans Market online.

We participated all three weekends (except for the last Sunday, due to a previous commitment). As always, this was an exceptional show with lots of wonderful local artisans and artistic creations, and attendance was equally as wonderful, typical of our local community's support. We thank you all for visiting our table, and for coming out to partake of this special event.

 


 

First Church of the Nazarene 21st Annual Holiday Bazaar:

Friday, November 6th, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
&
Saturday, November 7th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Held at The First Church of the Nazarene in Medford, OR., at 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. From I-5 in Medford, take Biddle Rd. to McAndrews Rd. and turn eastward; cross Crater Lake Ave. eastward to just before Wabash Ave; the Church is on the right. Parking is available in Church lots. The Church's website also has a map on the Contact Us page.

Our booth space was in the Cafeteria this year - a great area in all kinds of ways! We also had our shrink-wrap machine on hand for on-the-spot custom gift-boxed set orders.

See under 2014 (below) for previous details on this event. For further information, see the Bazaar at the Naz facebook page. Volunteer information is available on the Church's website under Ministries --> Women's Ministries.

(Vendor applications and contact information are also posted on the Holiday Bazaar page.)

 



NOTE: Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts in Jacksonville, OR, usually held over Labor Day weekend, has been cancelled this year due to construction on the Jacksonville Courthouse grounds, where the event takes place. See the Jacksonville Review article, "Celebrate the Arts 2015 Cancelled for Courthouse Construction," for further info.

 


 

Ashland 4th of July - Ashland, OR. Sponsored by the Ashland, OR, Chamber of Commerce. See the Chamber's website and/or below under previous years for further info.

A very hot and somewhat shorter day, but fun, as always. Great thanks to our many new and returning customers and interested visitors who stopped by!

 


 

 

2014:

 

The 2014 Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market at the Briscoe School on Laurel St. (& Main St.) in Ashland, Oregon, runs 3 weekends during December:

Sat. Dec. 6th & Sun. Dec. 7th;

Sat. Dec. 13th & Sun. Dec. 14th;

Sat. Dec. 20th, and Sun. Dec. 21st.

All Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; All Sundays: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Our booth this year was in the first room on the right-hand side, once you enter the building from the Laurel St. side (down the steps and turn right into the main hall).

The Briscoe ArtWing Holiday Market has over 30 crafter artisans and artists with a wide variety of very nice, often exceptional quality work. Each weekend is a bit different, as some participants are there every weekend, while others may only be there for one or two weekends. Some are regular member participants in the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, and others are not; all are offering locally or regionally handcrafted-only items of original and uniquely created designs that you won't find in any commercial venue.

(NOTE: This event is separate from the Lithia Artisans Market Christmas Faire during Thanksgiving weekend held at the Historic Ashland Armory in downtown Ashland, which is an exclusive Lithia Artisan Market members event, and is also a great holiday fair with many artists and lots of wonderful variety. For further info, see the Lithia Artisans Market site blog.)

 


 


First Church of the Nazarene 20th Annual Holiday Bazaar:

Friday, November 14th, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
&
Saturday, November 15th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

at The First Church of the Nazarene in Medford, OR. The Church is located at 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. From I-5 in Medford, take Biddle Rd. to McAndrews Rd. and turn eastward; cross Crater Lake Ave. eastward to just before Wabash Ave; the Church is on the right. Parking is available in Church lots.

The Church's website also has a map on the Contact Us page.

(Note that this was a DIFFERENT WEEKEND this year - one week later, in order to not conflict with the Holiday Fair at the Expo.)

This is "the largest HANDCRAFTED ONLY ITEMS Holiday Bazaar in the Rogue Valley" with "over 90 Craft & Artisan Booths for you to shop from." All items are handcrafted exclusively by the artists and artisans at the Bazaar and are evaluated by a jury to meet criteria for quality and handcrafted-only qualifications; all artists and artisans are accepted for participation categorically in order to ensure a balanced variety of offerings.

Food is also available at "our Christmas Cafe located in the Gym, where you can shop for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner" and "yummy treats at our Homemade Baked Goods Sale right next to our Cafe" that includes "truffles, pies, cookies, fudge, specialty breads, and more." "Our Bake Sale, which always donates 100% of the profits to a community service, is being donated this year to the Magdalene Home, a non-profit home for teen moms."

This event is a an annual fundraiser for the Women's Ministries of the First Church of the Nazarene: "Over the last 19 years, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to various organizations within our community who help women, children, and military families."

A silent auction featuring a variety of donated items will also take place at the Bazaar: "This year, we are sending a team to Argentina on a Missions Trip working with a local chuch, remodeling a multi-use building and [assisting] the Jesus Film Project."

Admission cost is $1.00 or 1 non-perishable food item; admission for children 16 years and under is free. All food donations go to the Church's Food Pantry at the Woodrow House, "a non-profit house that provides food and clothing to families in need."

Colestin Caprines was very pleased to be invited to participate in the First Church of the Nazarene's Holiday Bazaar this year, as it is not an easy event to get into, and its reputation as a great holiday fair with high quality items has been well-known and recognized by the public and vendors alike for many years.

For further information, see the Bazaar at the Naz facebook page.

Volunteer information is available on the Church's website under Ministries --> Women's Ministries.

(Vendor applications and contact information are also posted on the Holiday Bazaar page.)

 

 


 

 

August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 2014: Labor Day Weekend in Jacksonville, OR., for (the 18th Annual) Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts, held at the Historic Courthouse Gardens at 502 N. 5th St., in Jacksonville, OR. Hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

This year's event featured 70 Artists and Crafters, with Art Demos, Local Music, and Local Food. For more info, see http://celebrateartsjacksonvilleor.com

Also check out Jacksonville CTA's Facebook page 2014 photo album at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacksonville-Celebrates-the-Arts/113015388829972.

Further info with details for 2014 will be posted here closer to the event date. Also see below under previous years for additional info and photos.

 


 

 

Ashland 4th of July, 2014:  Sponsored by the Ashland, OR, Chamber of Commerce, this is a multi-faceted day-long event that begins with a traditional street parade through the downtown area followed by music throughout the day at the Lithia Park Bandshell (punctuated by a staged reading in the early afternoon of the Declaration of Independence), activities in the Park, and nearly a hundred booths including artists and artisans displaying and selling wares, from one end of Winburn Way, starting at the downtown Plaza, to the other, near Lithia Park's Bandshell, along the west edge of Lithia Park (and the wonderful cooling effect of Ashland creek!).

For additional info, see the Ashland Chamber of Commerce site, and our own notes for this event under previous years below.

 


 

2013:

 

The 2013 Lithia Arts Guild Holiday Market at the ArtWing of Briscoe School on Laurel St. (& Main St.) in Ashland, Oregon, runs every weekend during December up until Christmas:


First Friday, Dec. 6th (5-8 pm), Sat. Dec. 7th, & Sun. Dec.8th;

Sat. Dec. 14th & Sun. Dec. 15th;

Sat. Dec. 21st, and Sun. Dec. 22nd. (Final Weekend)


All Saturdays:  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM;  
All Sundays:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


We had planned to participate in this event on the 1st weekend, but were forced to cancel out due to travel and other complications during the arctic cold layered on snow and ice that dominated our region for the week just preceeding and during the weekend of the beginning of the Market, which took place as scheduled, albeit as a somewhat quieter event with mostly very local attendance.

We made it (!) as planned for the 2nd weekend of the Market, however, and had a great time visiting with many friends and new faces. It turned out to be a very energetic weekend, after the extreme cold (for our latitude) that seemed to deter most sane people from venturing very far forth the previous week any more than absolutely necessary. The temperatures were up, and on Sunday, the sun even showed itself briefly. Our booth this year was in the 2nd room on the left-hand side of the building (from the Laurel Street entrance to the Art Wing) just down the stairs, so those of us on that side got to enjoy seeing the sun from our booths, as well.

The last weekend of the Holiday Market, the 21st & 22nd, which was also our last direct, in-person soap selling opportunity for 2013, was another lively one, even sunny during the afternoons, despite the icy conditions outside. We were all treated to an impromptu fire drill on Saturday afternoon when an electrical problem in Ashland set off the school's alarm, but the incident ended as unexpectedly as it began, and all was restored to normal in short order. Overall, the final weekend was a bit more mellow, but no less enjoyable, with more familiar faces as well as a variety of others.

We would like to thank all those of you who braved the ice and cold to come out to the Holiday Market in support of your local artisans, and in particular, a warm thanks to all those who bought soap from us. Craft fairs of all types come and go, but the community in and around Ashland always has a special feeling about it, especially during the holidays, reminding us how gratifying it is to be a part of that.

The Lithia Artisans Holiday Market at Briscoe ArtWing always has many great artisans, artists and a really wonderful variety of crafts, art, and various other original things each weekend - with some of the same artisans each weekend, while others may only be there for one or two weekends. What you don't find on one weekend may very well be there on another.

This is not a large show, but has over 30 artist & crafter artisans, displaying work of very nice, often exceptional quality. Some are regular member participants in the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, and others are not; all are offering locally or regionally handcrafted-only items of original and uniquely created designs that you won't find in any commercial venue. The Lithia Artisans Holiday Market page has further details.

(NOTE: This event is separate from the Lithia Artisans Market Christmas Faire during Thanksgiving weekend held at the Historic Ashland Armory in downtown Ashland, which is an exclusive Lithia Artisan Market members event, and is also a great holiday fair with many artists and lots of wonderful variety. For further info, see the Lithia Artisans Market site blog.)

 


 

The 9th Annual Shady Cove River ArtWalk, a regional celebration of the arts, showcasing Fine Artists and Original Artisans - along the Upper Rogue River at the Shady Cove Regional Park. Days are Friday, September 13th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday, Sept. 14th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The originator and long-time event coordinator, Alma Spicer, has retired, and the event is now being organized and managed by the Shady Cove / Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce and a small committee of local volunteers who have stepped up to make sure that this fabulous event continues.

There have been several CHANGES this year: the event has been moved from mid-August to mid-September; the days are Friday & Saturday only (not Sunday), and the location has moved to the Regional Park (next to the Edgewater Inn), a large park along the Rogue River with plenty of trees and (free) nearby parking across the street.

This year, a portion of the net proceeds will support local youth groups in the Upper Rogue region. For pictures and more info, see: http://www.co.jackson.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=3541.

NOTE:  Due to unforeseen schedule conflicts with additional work commitments, we cancelled our participation in the 2013 River ArtWalk. Nevertheless, we were happy to hear that the newly reorganized event was a very pleasant one for the many people who attended, and that it also went very well for the artists and other crafters and artisans who were there. We hope to re-join this event in September, 2014.

 


 

The 17th Annual Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts - over Labor Day weekend: Fri. August 30th, Sat. Aug. 31st, and Sun. Sept. 1st, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, at the at the Historic Courthouse-Museum, 206 North 5th Street, between East C & East D Streets, Jacksonville, OR. This event is primarily sponsored by the Jacksonville Community Center, and by Art Presence & the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and images of JCTA events, see SOAR (Southern Oregon Artists Resource) at http://www.soartists.com/festivals/index.html and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacksonville-Celebrates-the-Arts. Our particular listing is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacksonville-Celebrates-the-Arts/113015388829972.

For general information about lodging, restaurants, and on-going Jacksonville activities, email chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org or see The Jacksonville Review online at: http://jacksonvillereview.com/.

 


 

Ashland 4th of July - Lithia Park, downtown Ashland, OR., following the parade. Sponsored by Ashland's Chamber of Commerce. For more information, see http://www.ashlandchamber.com.

 



2012:

Due to our workload (life) in 2012, we did not get around to posting the few fairs that we participated in, which included: The MidSummer's Dream Fair (Lithia Artisans Market / Briscoe Art Wing, Ashland, OR, in mid-June), Ashland 4th of July, and Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts (over Labor Day weekend). See these events under "Previously..." below for complete descriptions, info & links.

 


 

2011:

 

The 2011 Lithia Arts Guild Holiday Market at the ArtWing of Briscoe School, on Laurel St. (& Main St.) in Ashland, Oregon ran for 4 (four!) weekends during December, 2011:


First Friday, Dec. 2nd (5-8 pm), Sat. Dec. 3rd & Sun. Dec. 4th;

Sat. Dec. 10th & Sun. Dec. 11th;
Sat. Dec. 17th & Sun. Dec. 18th;
Thurs. Dec. 22nd, Fri. Dec. 23rd, & Sat. Dec. 24th  (new this year)

All Saturdays:  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM;

All Sundays:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Colestin Caprines participated in this event on the 2nd and 3rd weekends only.  (We were on the Laurel St. side of the school wing, on the right as you come in the main Art Wing entrance, several rooms down (near the musicians' area, just before the stairs) and just inside the door.

 


 

November 18th & 19th, 2011: Sacred Heart Catholic School - Christmas Bazaar - Friday from 3:30 to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the school gym (and along the school hallway, across the street) at 431 S. Ivy St., Medford.

The school's website link to the bazaar states that "The annual Sacred Heart Christmas Bazaar is the Rogue Valley's longest running craft fair, featuring over 50 vendors offering handicrafts of all kinds, including jewelry and hair accessories, quilts, afghans, scarves, woodworking items, Christmas and home decor, and so much more!" For lots of further info, see www.shcs.org/christmasbazaar.

This year's event was organized by both Shannon Jones, the outgoing SHCS Christmas Bazaar Event Chair, and by Leeann Loftin, the SHCS Development & Events Coordinator; Leeann can be reached at 541-772-4105 ext. 119, and by email at shcsbazaar@gmail.com.

This is a very well-organized event, selective in quality of products displayed, and is a very nice, if crowded, local Christmas bazaar, with students participating with the food menu (food prep & sales), and parents and other loyal followers visiting and checking out the offerings. This was our first time at this event; it is a hard one to get into! We appreciate all those who showed interest in our soaps, or just paused to chat with us, as always!

 


 

November 11th & 12th, 2011:  Holiday Market at the Expo 2011: at the Jackson County Expo Park at the Fairgrounds in Central Point (1 Peninger Rd), inside the Compton arena.  Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sponsored by the Jackson County Expo Park, P.O. Box 3635, 1 Peninger Rd., Central Point, OR. 97502.

Contact: Event Organizer/Coordinator Lori Burk, 541-774-8270 or (541) 830-0448.  Fax: 541-776-7270.

Further general information/updates: check the JC Expo Park's site.

This is getting to be a bigger event every year! And still offers lots of amazing, high-quality art work, from fine art and photography to all kinds of artisan crafts, and a huge variety of things in between. This year's show drew good, steady crowds of visitors on both days, and was a fun, festive, and lively event.

Many thanks to all of our soap booth visitors, new and returning customers for your support of our soap efforts, and long-time and new friends, for your smiles, helloes, and good company!

 


 

September 24th, 2011:  The Montague Balloon Faire / Chili Cook Off, at the City of Montague's RailRoad Park along Main St. in downtown Montague.  There is also a parade, kid's games, and dancing. (The Balloon event itself is held very early in the morning, in a separate location about a half-mile outside of the downtown area in the Montague fairgrounds.) This is a small local event but a pleasant and fun one, with about 30 or so craft vendors.  Saturday, from 9 AM to about 3 PM.  We look forward to being there again!

At the 2010 Montague Balloon Faire craft market:

The Montague Historic Preservation table - Montague Balloon Faire craft market 2010Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap booth at the Montague Balloon Faire 2010

 

 

 

 

 

The Montague Balloon Faire craft market, 2010

And at an earlier incarnation of the current event, the Yreka Balloon Faire in 1997 - when the Balloon Faire and the craft market were held together at the same location in Yreka, CA (along I-5, about 20 min. west of Montague) and we had the opportunity to see from our booth the pre-dawn preparations for launching the hot-air balloons, and the post-dawn result:

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful, aren't they?

 


 

September 10th, 2011:  Talent Harvest Festival 2011:  Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, downtown Talent, OR (in front of City Hall and in the park).

Says Event Organizer Suzanne Heinrich, "This is our 39th annual Harvest Festival and our focus is on friendship, fun and hometown community spirit."

This event features over 70 artists' and artisans' vendor booths, local farmer's market growers, day-long live music (11 am - 4 pm) and other entertainment, popular local food vendors, historical & fun info booths, many activities for children, and numerous other side events such as a Lion's Club pancake breakfast (7 to 11 am), organized/supported runs (7 am reg./begins 8 am), and a parade (10 am).

"Attendance in past years has been 3,000-plus" and the event is becoming ever more popular. Last year's event was huge, as Talent celebrated its Centennial: "2010 was our largest attendance ever, estimated at 5,000," and a large crowd was expected again this year.

For a more detailed perspective, read Vera Westbrook's article "Live music and fun mark Talent's festival," in the Medford Mail Tribune (Tempo section, Fri. September 10th, 2010) about the 2010 Centennial event. (Up to 3 online articles can be accessed per month without subscription.)

Contact: Event Organizer (& Asst. City Recorder) Suzanne Heinrich, City of Talent, 541-535-1566 x. 1012 or email: suzanne@cityoftalent.org.  Alternative contact (as per city website): To receive more information contact Melissa Huhtala by email to melissa@cityoftalent.org or by phone (541) 535-1566.

Sponsored by the City of Talent, P.O. Box 445, (110 East Main), Talent, OR., 97540.  See the City of Talent's website for further info and updates at: cityoftalent.org  (note that this is separate from the Chamber's site) and the Talent Harvest Festival 2011 event page. (This also has photos and info from the 2010 event.) Vendor applications can also be printed from this website or picked up at City Hall in Talent.

A warm thank you to all those who stopped by our booth on Harvest Festival day!  It was indeed a hot day, but a fun event that drew a lot of interested, interesting people out to celebrate and enjoy all of the offerings, artistically, musically, and otherwise.  We're looking forward to next year's event already, and hope to see many new and familiar faces then also!

 


 

Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts 2011 (photo from  www.soartists.com)September 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2011 (Labor Day Weekend):
The 15th Annual Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts - at the Historic Courthouse, 206 North 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR.

Friday Noon-7 pm, Sat. & Sun. 10 am to 5 pm:  "... 3 days on the green... 75 artists - Music - Art Demos - Food..."

Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts 2011 poster

In addition to drawing artists and crowds "from several states as well as from the Rogue and Illinois Valleys," this event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Community Center and was begun 15 years ago in order to help fundraise for the Center's planned expansion, as well as to support the Arts within the community. Volunteer organizer Jeanena WhiteWilson says, "We invite you to come to Jacksonville for the day or the entire weekend to enjoy art, music and food at Celebrate the Arts 2011..."

Read Jeanena's August, 2011, press release article in the online archives of The Jacksonville Review (Page 7); (pdf version; click on "August 2011" to download).

For more event information, an event blog, photos and articles of former Celebrates the Arts events, and Contact info, also see the Southern Oregon Artists Resource site (follow the directory to Festivals). (This page also has a link to vendor applications.)

Event Sponsor: The Jacksonville Community Center. 160 East Main Street; P.O. Box 1435, Jacksonville, OR 97530. (541) 899-3003.  For further event information, contact Jeanena at Jeanena@ charter.net or 541-899-1121.  Photo above is from the Southern Oregon Artists Resource site, Festivals page.

Thank you to all of our booth visitors during this event, and to our dedicated organizer, Jeanena, for all of her efforts to make this a great event for everyone (and for arranging for Good Bean coffee and Mustard Seed's cinnamon rolls for vendors in the morning!). And to the town of Jacksonville, for supporting artists, artisans, and a continued commitment to the arts!

 


 

(photo here is part of the River Art Walk 2011 promotional flyer - see below)


August 13th & 14th, 2011: The 7th Annual Shady Cove River Art Walk - Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.  "A Regional Celebration of the Arts along the Banks of the Scenic Rogue River."
 

Located just off Hwy 62 in Shady Cove, the Main Entrance is at the Edgewater Inn (Conference Room) and Gates 2 & 3 at the Rogue River RV Park.

Showcasing 100 Fine Artists, Original Artisans, and Performing Artists along the Art Walk Gallery, including Fine Art Paintings in all mediums, Photography, Original Crafts including Metal, Glass, Fine Gemstones Jewelry, Textiles, Garden Art, Fine Wood Craft, and more.

A wide variety of Entertainment is presented: Musicians, Bands & Dance Groups including "The Kalmiopsis Players" of Ashland, Artists "en Plein Air," Demonstrations of Art Skills, and more.

There is a Kid's ArtZone at Aunt Caroline's Park (off Hwy 62 - Indian Creek Rd.) (Sat. only).

Wine Tasting along the River by Crater Lake Cellars and lots of Catered Food is available.

There is an on-site ATM. Free Parking and Shuttle Service is provided (to/from parking, south of the Bridge, and throughout the Village of Shady Cove). Admission is Free. (Donations are accepted.)

This year's event is also in honor of Ginger Rogers, "an accomplished artist and friend of the Upper Rogue."

Attendance last year was about 4,000 (lower than usual due to extreme heat); this year's was expected to be roughly 5,000 [and by several estimations, was fairly close to that!].

This is a wonderful event in a beautiful location: "Walk along the banks of the Scenic Rogue River under the Shady Cove Bridge - Meet talented new artists, enjoy original art and prints by nationally acclaimed artists . . . get a real sense of the creative energy that makes Art Come Alive!"

(The Events Calendar on the Shady Cove - Upper Rogue Chamber's site also lists the River Art Walk.)

For further detailed information, see Event Information (also linked from the Chamber site's home page).

Sponsored by the Shady Cove - Upper Rogue Chamber / Visitors & Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 1573, Shady Cove, OR. 97539 - "Building Community through the Arts."  Contact: Alma Spicer, Volunteer Event Coordinator, at 541-878-3626 (cell: 541-821-4700).  Email: chamber@shadycoveupperrogue.org; website: www.shadycoveupperrogue.org.

Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap booth on the Upper east side - River Art Walk - Shady Cove - 2011Our soap booth was relocated to the far end of the upper Art Walk, directly along the Rogue River. (Relative to neighboring booths, we were indirectly across from an alpaca wool weaver and two of her alpacas, and next to a retro art & collectibles booth and a weaving monk "from a forest monastery" with gorgeous handwoven garments who also demonstrated traditional hand weaving to visitors throughout the weekend.)

The Allaboard Trolley, which stopped right by our booth - River Art Walk - Shady Cove - 2011

 

 

Sunday was the busier day of the two, with booth visits by a number of unexpected past customers (this is, after all, up in Shady Cove, in the Upper Rogue area, away from the general Rogue valley) as well as by quite a few new ones - and even surprise visits by several old friends who dropped by! Overall, it was great to meet and talk with everyone, while enjoying the cool, refreshing ambience of the Rogue River.

Upper East Side of the River Art Walk - Shady Cove - 2011East side, middle - River Art Walk,  Shady Cove, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower east side, River Art Walk, Shady Cove, 2011Lower east side 2, River Art Walk, Shady Cove, 2011

 

 

 

 

Riverfront Inn parking area booths, River Art Walk, Shady Cove, 2011

 

 

This event lives up to its advertising - it's a very nice show with lots and lots of variety, wonderful quality, a very beautiful, peaceful environment along the river, and a very well-organized set-up for both crafters and artists and the public (thank you, Alma!), with plenty of good food, music, transportation to and from the event (the "Allaboard Trolley"), and other essential facilities to make the overall event easy, fun, enjoyable, and worth everyone's while. We hope to be back at this event again in the future!

The Rogue River - River Art Walk, Shady Cove, 2011

 


 

Ashland July 4th (logo)July 4th, 2011:  Ashland Chamber 4th of July Celebration, in downtown Ashland, Oregon.  

Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap, center booth - Ashland July 4th, 2010This year's theme is "Volunteers: The Heart of Ashland."     The day begins with "a run, followed by a grand old parade, activities, food and entertainment in gorgeous Lithia Park," and fireworks in the evening.  

From the downtown Plaza toward the Bandshell, booths on Winburn Way include informational booths, food, and approx. 76 craft booths.

Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap booth - Ashland July 4th, 2010Our Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap booth is down at the end, closest to the Bandshell under the park's wonderful, shady trees.  Craft fair booths are all open from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM.  

Check out the Ashland Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration on the Chamber's website. There is also a map and an Event Schedule for the day.  

Thank you to our many loyal customers, and many new people, who came by the booth, visited with us, and bought soap! It was a very pleasant 4th.

 


 

June 11th & 12th, 2011:  Our first event of the 2011 season was on Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th at the 7th Annual MidSummer's Dream -- Ashland's Premiere Art and Music Festival in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Poster for the 7th Annual Mid Summer's Dream Arts & Music Festival Co-sponsored by th Lithia Artisans Market and the Briscoe ArtWing, this festival is held on the park-like grounds of the old Briscoe Elementary School, 265 N. Main, just two blocks North of downtown Ashland, OR.

This is a sizable event with approx. 75 regional artists & crafter artisans displaying work of very nice quality. Some are regular member participants in the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, and others are not; all are offering original work, uniquely created designs and original handcrafts that you won't find in any typical commercial venue.

The 7th Annual MidSummer's Dream Arts and Music Festival has its own website with further information, thanks to organizers Marcus Scott and Rob Joseph, where you can also get a look at the list of artists and artisan crafters who are there, some of the work that they do, and other details, links, and more, at:  http://midsummerfest.com.  And check out the festival's blog with news and updates at:  http://midsummersdreamfestival.com.

 


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