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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...
2019 Festival Artists
Adornment by Kate Wilcox-Leigh
Classic jewelry 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.
Anna M Pryor, email@example.com
Anna’s Accents has handcrafted, custom-designed costume jewelry featuring: Necklace and earring sets, earrings, wrist bracelets, hand bracelets, ankle bracelets, key chain bracelets, barefoot sandals, purse charms, sun catchers, book marks and eyeglass chains.
AR Mixed Media Art
Angela R. Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handcrafted one-of-a-kind gift items and artwork from many types of new and recycled materials, as well as antique images I acquire through the public domain or have purchased the rights to use in my own work. I create mixed media original artworks and prints, bookmarks, boxes, greeting cards, journals, albums, jewelry, ornaments and other gift type items.
Bea’s Blends Specialty Coffees
Bea Hardy, Harsdywhs@yahoo.com
Fresh roasted organic coffees, teas, homemade brownies and cookies.
Claudia Ottinger ART
Claudia Ottinger, email@example.com
Acrylic paintings and prints/cards/notecards of those images. Many images are of vintage signs and scenes and Lansing landmarks. Small acrylic painted canvas magnets. Jewelry made using my handmade polymer clay beads.
Ruth Barrett and Falcon River, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade leather purses, pouches, belts, key fobs, wooden boxes, CDs and books by Ruth Barrett, an assortment of Goddess jewelry, hair adornments, handmade antler pipes, and 2020 We-Moon date books and wall calendars. dancingtree.org
Diane Brandt, Dancingmoon00@gmail.com
Dancingmoon Gourds began in the garden over 20 years ago. I grew pumpkins and gourds for the neighborhood kids, then I bought a book and a few tools, and the passion ignited. Each Dancingmoon Gourd is created to its own intention, with beauty and good energy in mind.
Donna Lake, email@example.com
I cut out wooden fish, cats and dogs that I paint in a variety of bright colors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I also paint furniture and will have a small table to display as a sample so that customers can see my work to place special orders. etsy.com/shop/delawee
Downy Tree Art
Sarah Surface-Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy original paintings, prints, cards, buttons, patches, and cloth handbags made from fabric I design – all inspired by the beauty of nature. Everything is handcrafted by me in my Lansing home.
Draped in Stone jewelry
Theresa Hubbard, email@example.com
An ever-changing variety of carved stone pendants, collars, bracelets and earrings of natural jaspers, agates, fossils, amazonite, lapis, amethyst, Petoskey stone, Michigan kona dolomite. All strung for long-lasting heirloom quality with durable 49 strand wire, sterling, copper, and mixed metals.
Dusty Rose Designs
Chrissy Wilford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade leather jewelry, tin jewelry and upcycled vintage jewelry.
Minda Hart, email@example.com
Laugh out loud, smart, funny tees and some fine art tees. Silk and velvet burnout velvet jackets, metal chime drums.
Eclectic Crow Arts
Inanna Fauver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed media 3-D art using paper, items found in nature and old metal embellishments.
Elizabeth Cutts, email@example.com
Crochet and quilted items.
Lisy Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesbian Connection – The free worldwide forum of news & ideas for, by and about lesbians, and What Helen Heard – What’s Happening for Michigan Lesbians
Cecilia Garcia-Linz, email@example.com
Mixed media and sculptures from repurposed and found materials.
Everybody Reads Books
Books with a focus on women and artists, especially those written and/or illustrated by women. Buttons and stickers that reflect inclusion and pride.
Family Spirits Homestead
Cynthia”Cindi” Swartz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Locally grown/homemade spreadables and condiments. Made the way grandma used to cook, with fresh produce and love. Handcrafted goods from the Louisville Knitting Guild.
God’s Bath & Body Anointed Gifts
DARLENE HARDY, email@example.com
Bath products & accessories: shower gels, body lotions, bath powders, designer fragrance body oils, large candles, bubble bath and Shea butter soap.
susan frazier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s music cds, dvds and books plus festival performer goodies.
Jessica Lawson, email@example.com
Handmade bags made from genuine leather.
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.
Linda Appicelli, Lkappice@hotmail.com
I create brooches and necklaces from vintage and broken jewelry and metal findings. I have made a number of custom pieces that include personal items that are meaningful to the recipient.
Michelle Smithers, email@example.com
Fun, unique wood creations that bring a touch of whimsy to any home.
Lincoln Street Art
Chris Cypher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic painting on wood, glass and canvas. Also watercolor.
Lincoln Street Art
Lucy Synk Fantasy Art
Lucy Synk, email@example.com
Two series of paintings. One is very detailed acrylics on stretched canvas, see “Halloween in Oak Park” for example. The other is acrylic and mixed media on wood panels, using a wide variety of techniques. In many cases, there are layers of panels to create a 3D effect, and several are round rather than the traditional rectangular art.
Lychens Art Studio
Erin Simonson, Lychens.firstname.lastname@example.org
I paint and draw original art, with a penchant for 80s nostalgia subject matters. I also have sublimation prints of my work on coffee cups, coasters, magnets, etc.
Madness & Magic
Melissa Yurashus, email@example.com
Observations and affirmations from the other side, hand-lettered on abstract backgrounds, for your musing.
Mayan Women’s Cooperative of Guatemala
Carol BrunDelRe and Vilma Garcia Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will sell boldly colored items of woven and bead work made by Mayan Women in Guatemala. These may include, but are not limited to, scarves, purses, quilts, toys, and jewelry. All profits will go directly to the artisans. Many of the Mayan women depend on the craft to support their families. The stores only pay them a pittance for their work, but it is dangerous to sell in the streets. Street crime makes it risky and the police can also confiscate their work.
Me, Myself & I
Jessica Timm, email@example.com
Handmade semi-precious stone jewelry and original designs.
Melissa Sterenberg, Verndale2@juno.com
One-of-a-kind mosaics — including mirrors, crosses, Michigan’s, inspirational words, owls, arrows, pendants. Also matted and framed original “ink mosaics” of Michigan, cats, dogs, angels.
Michelle Detering Art
Michelle Detering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature inspired watercolor paintings. I have an assortment of original watercolors, limited edition giclee prints and greeting cards for sale. michelledeteringart.com
Moon Goddess Creations
Cynthia Ricks, email@example.com
Discover my one-of-a-kind handcrafted silver jewelry designed especially for you! All created with powerful healing crystals and stunning stones that will provide a feeling of grounding and protection. This jewelry is intentionally constructed to align and balance your Chakras. In addition to the spiritual jewelry, you will find rare crystals, minerals and rocks for your alter, protection pouch or to enhance a space.
Ok Art & Crafty Sisters
Penny and Clarice Krebiehl
Beeswax candles, healing salves and lotions, herbal tea blends, wreaths with dried flowers and garlic, crocheted and knitted goods, Hand-painted aprons, potholders and tablerunners, spirit dolls, quilts. pennyokart.com
Pam Pulley Pottery
Pam Pulley, firstname.lastname@example.org
I create handmade functional work for every day use. I enjoy the process of making work that can also be pleasing to the eye and/or the hands holding the piece.
Peace and Prosperity Through Art
Laura Irene Wayne, Arttitude@aol.com
Paintings, prints, greeting cards and boxes of goddesses, womyn drummers and abstract womyn dancing. Altar wooden objects and Altar boxes by Artist Laura Irene Wayne. ailypaintworks.com/Artists/laura-irene-wayne-8547
Lena B. Ellis-Boatman
Original, hand-pulled prints celebrating the natural world, stories, and feminist politics – woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, intaglios, and screenprints. Feminist-themed, handmade cloth goods including patches and stuffed creatures. rhizomeartstudio.com
River’s Edge Fiber Arts
Carol Larsen, email@example.com
River’s Edge Fiber Arts is introducing its fresh from the studio new line of “A Real Piece of Work” Art-To-Wear incorporating new textiles, vintage/antique kimonos and saris repurposed into gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. There will also be coordinating pieces to complete your individual look available. riversedgefiberarts.com
Rosa Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique handcrafted jewelry. Pieces are both casual and elegant. Stop by and find your treasure.
Soulful Earth Herbals
Handcrafted, natural personal care products including soaps, lotions, herbal salves, balms, bath treatments, herbal hair oils, and natural deodorants. soulfulearthherbals.com
Stone Cloud Gardens Ltd.
Handmade herbal soaps, herbal vinegars, homegrown fruit jams.
Teresa Gingras, email@example.com
Fabric gift bags, pillow cases, stained glass ornaments, comic book theme cards.
The Silk Road
Yvette Hugan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade and/or hand-dyed clothing and accessories of vintage design.
The Writing Center @ MSU
Trixie Smith, email@example.com
To help build a living archive of strangers talking to strangers, The Writing Center collects stories from events all over the Greater Lansing area. With these efforts, our goal is to bridge differences by telling and listening to the stories of residents from the Greater Lansing Area. writing.msu.edu; cc-project.org; #ConnectCreate
Tilo’s Succs & Such
Tina & Lauren Merrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
We grow and propagate our own succulents. We then plant them in vintage or handcrafted pots. We also make home decor from recycled and upcycled materials.
Tiny Glass Canvas
Jen Baker, email@example.com
Handmade stained glass wind chimes with driftwood bases.
Darcy Wildt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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! etsy.com/shop/wishboneart