Holiday Artist Market – 11/16 & 11/17 2024

  • Alison-Ciarlante-decorative-Dot-Painting
    Alison Ciarlante, decorative Dot Painting
We are still seeking a chairperson to organize this event – You don’t need to be an artist, just someone with good organization and people skills.
How can you help to keep it going in 2024?
Deb Gag has all the info you’ll need to share in the operation of it from :
  • vendor and musician contact information
  • registration forms
  • update letters to vendors (most are returning artists)
  • floor layout (already designed but might need tweeking)
  • promoting (signs, postcards, radio, publicity). We do have templates and people who can help with this. You’d just need to keep abreast of it all.
  • volunteer outreach  info.

Our 2024 Holiday Artist Market will be November, 16th & 17th.
We thank you for supporting our local artists!

The very popular Ashford Area Arts Council’s “Holiday Artist Market” event will be in its 8th year, with a room full of local artisans both days. With joyful with upbeat acoustic music on the stage, enjoy a holiday shopping experience and see what our ample community of artists and craftsmen has been creating. So much variety and all of it inspired, well-made, beautiful, and unique. Shop local & support our arts community. The 2023 artists can be contacted below.

2023 Artists:

Christine Acebo, Photography
Lance Arnold, Glass Artist, Fairy Houses
John Boiano, Pottery
Alison Ciarlante, Decorative Dot painting
Mark Drobney, Laser Cut Objects
Dorothy Drobney, Photography
Anna Harding, Stained glass
Joan Blade Johnson, Fiber Arts
Bob Johnson, Chair Caning, and basketry
Maggie Kendis, Printmaker, Jewelry
Frietha Lawrence, Zentangles/Painter/

Author Kathleen Lepak, Calligrapher, book binding
Marilyn Makuch, Jewelry
Charles McCaughtry, Nature Paintings
Michael Metsak, Goat Milk Products
Dan Merlo, Wood-turned items
Gretchen G./Lauren Merlo, Woodburning Items
Sue Muldoon, Basketry
Dan Rackliffe, Pottery
Jane Rackliffe, Fused Glass
Lori Smolin, Watercolor Paintings
Suzy Staubach, Stoneware Pottery
Kathy Weigold, Weaver

2023 Musicians:

Mike South, guitar instrumentals,
Don Jakoboski, acoustic guitar songs,
Vicki and Jim McGiver, Folk music, dulcimer etc.

Deb Gag speaks with DJ Wayne Norman promoting the 2023 Holiday Artist Market. Listen and hear about each artist for last years event!