Shop local & support your community.
The Women in the Arts Festival Artist Market features over 50 booths full of women-created paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, glassware, edible treats, books, music, and even massages – there is something for everyone!
Walk through and admire the craftswoman-ship and take home a one-of-a-kind item to give as a holiday gift or to help you remember the Festival throughout the year. The festival also offers space for non-profit groups that serve women, a great opportunity to learn more and become involved in your community.
WITA Artist Market over the years...
2017 Festival Artists
Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh
Kate Wilcox-Leigh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewelry with an edge made from sterling and fine silver, gold, iron as well as leather and various fibers. Traditional hand fabrication techniques like cutting, forming, joining and stone setting processes along with fiber techniques. www.KateWilcoxLeigh.com
Natalie Alleyne, AlleyneStudios@aol.com
Original fine art painting, prints, hand painted shirts and bags. www.alleynestudios.com
Amie Lucas, email@example.com
I am a landscape photographer based in the beautiful state of Michigan. My art includes prints, vivid metals, canvas’, and my 2018 Michigan Calendar.
Amy Geishert Designs
Amy Geishert, firstname.lastname@example.org
My art is very small in nature and ranges from ¾” cubes to framed art 3 to 6 inches in diameter. I create colorful geometric art using Prismacolor art markers as my medium. All of my art is drawn free hand and brings me great joy.
Anna Pryor, email@example.com
Jewelry of many styles and colors. Accessories and novelty items such as barefoot sandals, keychain bracelets, beaded eyeglass chains, ankle bracelets, necklace and earring sets, choker sets, earrings and bracelets.
Teresa Andrews, Argilpottery@gmail.com
All made from stoneware clay. I have added some musical instruments to my line this year. Will also still have mugs and tumblers.
Back Door Wood Shop
Steph Maxson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood items, puzzles, plaques, ornaments, etc. cut on scroll saw and/or laser.
Rachel Battaglia, email@example.com
I Shibori Scarf dye, which is the Japanese art hand dying silk Scarves. I also paint with watercolor, oil paint and acrylic paint. I hand make sketchbooks, journals and soy candles.
J A Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bearded Dragyns: Amazon Gear, Dragyn Snaps, Cycle-centric Jewelry, Dragyn Doodles Goddess Coloring Book, MWMF Silver Ferns, original design patches, clings, stickers, decals, magnets, temporary tattoos and more. Bearded Dragyns: excited to bring images and designs to WITA that celebrate the Amazon within us all!
Bea’s Blend Speciality Coffee
Bea Hardy, email@example.com
Hot coffee, regular and decaf. Fresh roasted 100% Arabica beans purchased fair trade. Several organic coffees. Bulk beans available. Will grind to order. Delicious, homemade baked goods to complement your coffee.
Broughton Music & Art Center
Laurie A. Jarski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women-started and cultivated music product and lesson business with locations in SE and SW Michigan. Musical instruments, i.e. ukes, guitars, drums, sheet music and accessories.
By Samantha Kate
Samantha Hotchkin, email@example.com
I sell handmade jewelry (earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces) made using the chainmail technique (aluminum rings linked together into different configurations, called “weaves”). www.etsy.com/shop/bysamanthakate
Carrie Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand crafted glass pendants, earrings, candle holders, small dishes, and Christmas ornaments.
Child and Family Charities
Linda Rathbun, email@example.com
Information on foster care for families of all kinds.
Dana Blossom, firstname.lastname@example.org
I cut and polish semi-precious stones mined out west. I use the lost wax technique to cast the pendants and rings. I also wire wrap cabochons that I cut.
Ruth Barrett, email@example.com
Custom leather belts, headbands and pouches, festive hair adornments, bird houses, wooden boxes, “Amazon Nation Rise” shirts and mouse pads, books by Ruth Barrett, 2018 calendars.
Designs in Wire
Dorie Hodal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewelry, bracelets, earrings, charms & pendants.
Draped in Stone Jewelry
Theresa Hubbard, email@example.com
Necklaces, bracelets and earrings carved from natural jaspers, agates, fossils and semiprecious stones strung with beads that are also natural. A variety of metals including sterling silver are also used for beads and findings. drapedinstonejewelry.com
Pamela Dueweke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sculptures made from clay and re-purposed stainless steel. Fine enough for a museum and strong enough for a Michigan Winter.
Eclectic Crow Arts
Innana Fauver, email@example.com
Mixed Media Assemblage – Using papers, maps, items found in nature, vintage items such as keys, and post cards.
Elizabeth Cutts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crochet items, sewn (fabric) things, some small quilts.
Cecilia Garcia-Linz, email@example.com
Family Spirits Homestead
Cindi Swartz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Locally-grown, homemade jams, jellies and spreadables. Handmade finished products and hand-spun yarn from our local knitting guild. Margaret Oechsli handmade gemstone jewelry. Known mostly for her vivid and powerful abstract microscopic photography, she transforms her visions into one of a kind necklaces.
Golden Raven Studio
Hanna Christiansen, GoldenRavenStudio@gmail.com
Susan Frazier, email@example.com
Women’s music cds, dvds, books and other cool merchandise from the artists.
Julie Haan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiln-formed art glass combined with stained glass and printing techniques to create pieces that are inspiring, beautiful and functional.
Elizabeth Warren, email@example.com
Beautiful handcrafted cards made with an iris-folding technique, unique layered and folded photographs, original mixed-media art featuring handmade papers.
Lisy Harmon, LC@lconline.org
Lesbian Connection magazine, the free worldwide forum of news and ideas by, for and about lesbians. And What Helen Heard – what’s happening for Michigan lesbians.
Makes Light Work
Martha Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
I will have glass art including marbles and pendants. I will also have festival related dioramas and silver-cored Petoskey stones.
Mayan Womens Cooperative
Carol BrunDelRe, email@example.com
Woven and bead work items made by highly skilled but economically struggling Mayan women artists from Guatemala. Using fair trade practices, we provide a market for a wide range of colorful one-of-a-kind items.
Tanya Thomann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Small, hand-sewn bags for organization, polar fleece hats, woven and machine knit accessories, knitting kits, and fund raising bamboo socks dyed by Princess Monkey Toes for www.wwtlc.org.
Me, Myself & I Handmade Jewelry
Jessica Timm, email@example.com
Handmade semi-precious stone jewelry and steampunk jewelry. This year I will also have jewelry made with clay beads from Argil Pottery.
Moon Goddess Creations
Cynthia Ricks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful siver jewelry with powerful healing crystals and gem stones.
Pam Pulley Pottery
Pam Pulley, email@example.com
Pottery is to be used and enjoyed. I do primarily functional pottery. Pieces can be used in the oven and microwave and glazes are lead free.
Peace and Prosperity Through Art
Laura Irene Wayne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Womyn-identified artwork that celebrates and empowers womyn and gyrls. Paintings, prints, magnets, buttons patches, greeting cards, t-shirts and painted wooden art.
Peace Works! & Abby Deneau Designs
Kathie Kuhn, email@example.com
One of a kind functional ceramic art.
People Called Women
Gina Mercurio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feminist Bookstore selling: Books, calendars, t-shirts, buttons, bumperstickers, magnets and more! www.peoplecalledwomen.com
Petra Daher, email@example.com
Nature photography, fine art photography, street photography, photo greeting cards, calendars, photo magnets, ornaments, masks and information about photography sessions, video packages and life story documentaries.
Rosa Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique handmade jewelry. Pieces are elegant, fun, and stylish. Stop by and find your treasure!
Soulful Earth Herbals
Kathaleen Parker, email@example.com
Handcrafted herbal personal care products including lotions, soap, essential oil blends, healing salves, and infusions.
Still Point Art
Tory Trujillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stone Cloud Gardens Ltd
Marjorie Johns, email@example.com
Handmade herbal soaps, jams from my own eco-grown fruit, honey from my own hives, herbal vinegars, my own herbs and garlic, all eco-grown.
The Bead Lady
Sheila Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bead woven jewelry.
The Silk Road
Yvette Hugan, Silkroad420@icloud.com
Handmade/hand dyed clothing and accessories of vintage design.
Tiny Glass Canvas
Jen Baker, email@example.com
Glass chimes inspired by the beauty of Michigan nature. Carefully selected materials hold up beautifully, even in harsh Michigan weather. The driftwood base of each chime is gathered from a small inlet along Lake Michigan.
Ursula Hoppe Photography
Ursula Hoppe, Uhoppephotography@gmail.com
Fine art landscape/nature photography
Darcy Wildt, firstname.lastname@example.org
I make happy art! I like to transform the materials I am working with into something beautiful, whimsical and unique. I only show my work at WITA and each piece is one of a kind.