Artisans’ Market opens May 26 at Medici’s

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Artisans' Market opens May 26 at Medici's

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

“Slow” Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

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Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

"Slow" Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

Wish you knew how to do this yourself? Join the Guild! Contact the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers by visiting our “Contact”  or “Groups” pages, or by emailing the OCAC at //\\XZQFP1TaFFP*YP4XaF)oYpk to be put in touch with the Guild.  

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale

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Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale
Friday November 20
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 21
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

It’s an old-fashioned Christmas gift market, sure to please everyone on your list. All vendors are artisans, specializing in leather goods, soaps and perfumes, jewelry, woodworking, pottery, decorations, kitchen items, fabric items for your table, bath, and bedroom, toys, and more! Several new artisans are displaying this year. 

Hungry?  Yummy goodies are available from the kitchen. Hourly draws. Free admission. It’s a great place to get in the spirit of the season!