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Artist Market

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...

2018 Festival Artists

Acorns & Ferns Photography

Christa Moran, michgirls@gmail.com

Photos of the “land” and Michfest . These photos were taken during my years attending the festival as well as taken more recently as she sits and waits for our return. The shots are all outdoor nature and some people that have been edited to look like a hybrid between a photo and an oil painting. I’m especially proud of a series call Tiny Amazon. It’s a series of photos of my young daughter exploring the land; the grandmother tree, the front gate etc. christamoran.zenfolio.com

 

Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh

Kate Wilcox-Leigh, info@katewilcoxleigh.com

You could describe my jewelry as classic with an edge. I use an array of metals and materials including sterling and fine silver, gold, iron as well as leather and various fibers. I apply traditional hand fabrication techniques like cutting, forming, joining and stone setting processes along with fiber techniques to my materials of choice. You will see earrings, pendants bracelets and rings that can be enjoyed casually everyday; along with jewelry that is perfect for that special occasion. www.KateWilcoxLeigh.com

 

AmieLucas.Photography

Amie Lucas, lucas.amie@gmail.com

I am a landscape photographer based in Michigan. I use light to guide my shots and define my compositions. Prints, framed prints, and my 2019 Michigan Calendar will be available. www.AmieLucasPhotography.com

 

Amy Geishert Designs

Amy Geishert, amygeishert@gmail.com

I create geometric art including magnets, pictures and pencil cups, along with calendars featuring my Lansing photography.

 

Anna’s Accents’

Anna Pryor, annampryor@hotmail.com

All of my jewelry is hand crafted by me.  I have a wide selection of Earring and necklace sets, Earrings, bracelets, keychain bracelets, barefoot sandals, ankle bracelets, beaded eyeglass chains, shepherd’s hook book marks, race-lets (rings with bracelet attached), and sun catchers for car rearview mirror.  I can also convert pierced earrings to clip on earrings upon request.

 

Argil Pottery

Teresa Andrews, Argilpottery@gmail.com

All my wares are made from a stoneware clay. I have mugs, bowls, decorative mushrooms, incense burners, and more. www.facebook.com/Argilpottery/

 

Astrology and Tarot by Claudette Holloway

Claudette Holloway, sunaries4157@gmail.com

15 minute astrology and tarot card readings… astrologytarotbyclaudetteholloway.wordpress.com

 

Back Door Wood Shop

Steph Maxson, revstephmaxson@aol.com

Hand crafted wood items: Plaques, ornaments, dog puzzles, toys, etc. Hand cut using a scroll saw. Also, Premium Baja Hoodies (sudadera de jerga) is a v-neck with draw strings, split hem sides, and a large pouch-pocket up front. www.BackDoorWoodShop.com/

 

Bea’s Blends Coffee

Beatrice Hardy, hardywhs@yahoo.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. www.facebook.com/BeasBlendSpecialityCoffees/

 

Blue Gates Horse Art

Kathy Malone, Bluegateshorseart@gmail.com

Repurposed 28+ year old oak fence wood from my horse farm where we do mental health counseling with the horses as our facilitation Partners. Laser etched or carved sayings, other Repurposed art, all around the philosophy of resilience and what the horses (and kitties and other critters) offer us.

 

Child and Family Charities

Linda Rathbun, linda@childandfamily.org

Information on foster care for families of all kinds.   www.childandfamily.org

 

Crazy Quilt Creations

Judy Anderson and Pat Smith, andersonjv@comcast.net, healthy_woman@hotmail.com

Crazy Quilt and embroidered small framed art, ornaments, lavender and balsam sachets, soft-sculpture comfort dolls and animals, kits, jewelry, and pendants.

 

Dancing Tree

Ruth Barrett and Falcon River, info@dancingtree.org

Hand made leather purses, pouches, belts, key fobs, wooden boxes, CDs and books by Ruth Barrett, “Amazon Nation Rise” t-shirts, hair adornments, hand made antler pipes, and 2019 We-Moon date books and wall calendars. www.dancingtree.org

 

Downy Tree Art

Sarah Surface-Evans, slsevans@gmail.com

Fine art prints, fiber art paintings, buttons, cards, and handbags made from my own fabric designs. www.facebook.com/downytreeart/

 

Draped in Stone Jewelry

Theresa Hubbard, drapedinstone@gmail.com

Carved and unusually shaped pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are created from a rainbow of different kinds of Jaspers as well as Michigan stones like Kona Dolomite and Petoskey stone. I also employ a wide variety of metals from Sterling Silver to copper and brass. New this year, I have essential oil stone necklaces. www.drapedinstonejewelry.com

 

Eclectic Crow Arts

Inanna Fauver, inannafauver@mac.com

Mixed Media Assemblage – Using papers, maps, items found in nature, vintage items such as keys, and post cards.

 

Elizabeth Cutts

Elizabeth Cutts, massagetx@voyager.net

Crochet and quilted items.

 

Enviro-Mental Art

Cecilia Garcia-Linz, enviromentalartinformation@gmail.com

Mixed media from found objects. sarahglinz.wixsite.com/enviromental-art

 

Family Spirits Homestead

Cindi Swartz, fspirits1@yahoo.com

Locally Grown, home made jams, jellies and condiments. Made the old fashioned way like gramma did! Also handcrafted wearable goods and hand spun yarns from Louisville, KY knitting guild.

 

God’s Bath and Body Anointed Gifts

Darlene Hardy, hardyd793@gmail.com

Elegance handcrafted all natural products: Scented fragrance candles. Moisturizing Shea body butter. Designer’s fragrance roll-on oils for men and women. Designer’s fragrance body oils for men and women. Fragrance blessed oils. Fragrance Shea body butter soap with special oils to beautify your skin. Moisturizing fragrance bubble bath, shower gels, and body lotions. Designer’s fragrance bath sets for men and women. Essential oils. www.etsy.com/shop/godsbathandbody

 

Golden Raven Studio

Hanna Christiansen-Houser, GoldenRavenStudio@gmail.com

Hand dyed, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. www.facebook.com/goldenravenstudio

 

Goldenrod Music

Susan Frazier, sales@goldenrod.com

Women’s music cds, dvds, songbooks and other cool merchandise by the festival artists. www.goldenrod.com

 

JHaan Studios

Julie Haan, jhaanstudios@gmail.com

Kiln-formed art glass combined with stained glass and printing techniques to create pieces that are inspiring, beautiful and functional. www.facebook.com/jhaanstudios.3

 

Julie Wirth

Julie Wirth, wirthj@msu.edu

Watercolor prints on a variety of subjects including people, animals, florals and cityscapes.

 

Lesbian Connection

Lisy Harmon, lc@lconline.org

Lesbian Connection – the free worldwide forum of news and ideas for, by and about lesbians. And What Helen Heard – What’s Happening For Michigan Lesbians. www.lconline.org

 

Lincoln Street Art

Christine Cypher, chrislcypher@gmail.com

I paint in acrylics and watercolors. With acrylic I paint seasonal scenes on repurposed wood and glass wine bottles made into oil lamps. I do custom watercolor pet portraits.

 

Mayan Women’s Cooperative of Guatemala

Carol BrunDelRe and Vilma Garcia, carol.brundelre@gmail.com

The Mayan women of Guatemala have traditionally been very gifted weavers of brightly colored and patterned textiles. Many still support their families through these skills but the risks are high. In some cities selling in the streets is illegal. The government wants the big stores to thrive. Just this year a young teen daughter of one of our weavers was thrown to the ground by a police officer who confiscated months of her mother’s work. Our cooperative is for highly skilled weavers who struggle financially. We sell a variety of woven items (handbags, scarves, jewelry, etc.) through fair trade.

 

Me, Myself & I Handmade Jewelry

Jessica Timm, luckysqueaker@gmail.com

Handmade jewelry featuring natural stones, clay beads by Argil Pottery (also vending), painted pendants by Gracie Curl, and more! www.facebook.com/MeMyselfIHandmadeJewelry

 

Michelle Detering Art

Michelle Detering, deteringm@gmail.com

Nature themed watercolor greeting cards, giclee prints and original watercolors. www.michelledeteringart.com

 

Moon Goddess Creations

Cynthia Ricks, cynthia.s.ricks@gmail.com

I create one-of-a-kind handmade silver jewelry with powerful healing crystals.

 

Pam Pulley Pottery

Pam Pulley, pulleype@aol.com

I make functional pottery to use and enjoy in your daily life. My pieces are done with lead free glazes and may be used in the microwave and the oven.

 

Peace and Prosperity Through Art

Laura Irene Wayne, Arttitude@aol.com

Womyn-identified painting, prints, t-shirts, magnets, greeting cards, buttons, patches and poetry books that empower and celebrate Women and Gyrls. www.laurairenewayne.com

 

Peace Works!

Kathie Kuhn, luviswrite@gmail.com

Unique one-of-a-kind hand made functional ceramic art and re-purposed ‘peace’ shirts.

 

Picnic Prints

Jill Terwilliger, Jaterwilliger@gmail.com

Picnic Prints is one woman, making hand-made shirts, scarves, napkins, posters and other useable items in Kalamazoo, MI. I do all of the designing and printing myself. My work celebrates the beauty of vegetables (yes, vegetables!) and seed pods and humans and other things that catch my fancy.

 

Robin Bell

Robin Bell, robinbell77@comcast.net

Wire and beaded trees. Beaded family trees contain charms with family pictures on them. Wire trees are used for freestanding sculptures and others are used to hold jewelry, such as earrings and necklaces.

 

Rosa’s Treasures

Rosa Garcia, rosie13.rg@gmail.com

Stop by and select your treasure from my handcrafted jewelry. You are sure to find something to compliment your casual or elegant style!

 

Soulful Earth Herbals

Kathaleen Parker, kathaleen@soulfulearthherbals.com

Handcrafted herbal remedies and personal care products. www.soulfulearthherbals.com

 

Stone Cloud Gardens Ltd

Marjorie Johns, stonecloudgardens@yahoo.com

Handmade natural essential oil soaps (since 1997), jams from fruits grown on my permaculture farm by me (Marjorie).

 

Teresa Gingras

Teresa Gingras, dharmama1@yahoo.com

Fabric bags and wall hangings.

 

The Bead Lady

Sheila Carlson, sheilacarlson01@comcast.net

Woven seed bead jewelry

 

The Silk Road

Yvette Hugan, silkroad420@icloud.com

Handmade/handdyed clothing and accessories of vintage design.

 

The Soap Shoppe

Cindie Alwood, cindie.alwood@yahoo.com

The Soap Shoppe at Hearthwood Farm began crafting soap, for our family, in 1994. We are a family based business and what we make we use ourselves and on our children. From our home to yours, we hope that you enjoy and benefit from our handcrafted products.

 

The Writing Center @ MSU

Trixie Smith, smit1254@msu.edu

The Connecting Communities, Creating Stories initiative connects the people of mid-Michigan through shared stories, storytelling, and listening. These connections will emerge through local composing/sharing events and encourage the people of mid-Michigan to engage in and with the histories, communities, peoples, places, and spaces that make up the various communities of Michigan.  writing.msu.edu

 

Tiny Glass Canvas

Jen Baker, jen.loforese@gmail.com

Each glass chime is a unique, hand-made piece, inspired by the beauty of Michigan nature. The glass pieces are individually selected and cut, and are then drilled, soldered, and strung. Silver plated, tarnish resistant wire. Driftwood base of each chime is gathered from a small inlet along Lake Michigan. www.tinyglasscanvas.com

 

Untethered Transformation

Mary Lokers, mlokers@hotmail.com

I do foot reflexology (15 or 30 min), and I sell goat’s milk creams, therapeutic bath salts and spiritual workbooks that I have written. www.untetheredtransformation.com

 

Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts

Teresa Wojtowicz & Fiona Fairty, info@willowstickceremonies.com

We offer holistic healing arts services and trainings in Reiki, Shamanism, Reiki-Reflex, Bach Flower Therapies, and End-of-Life Doula, Psychic Channeling through an Oracle, Card Reading and Spiritual Coaching.

We also design and perform ceremonies for all rites of passage. These include weddings, funerals, coming of age, transitions (divorce, leaving a job, starting a job, new home, etc.) and aging milestones. www.willowstickceremonies.com

 

WishboneART

Darcy Wildt, darcywildt3@gmail.com

Art with positive messages using recycled materials, vintage jewelry, popular quotes and my own personal poetry/sayings. Framed art, jewelry trees, embellished boxes, and unusual sculpture – fun, happy, gorgeous and so unique! A little bit of my heart and soul goes into each piece. Seriously. Awesome for gift giving!

 

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