Artisans Market on the Square Oct. 27 and 28th during Mountain View Bean Fest
During Mountain View’s Bean Fest, the 10th annual Artisans Market on the Square will be featuring 31 exhibitors behind the white picket fence. The craft show opens Friday, the 27th, at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. Saturday, while the beans are cooking, the Market opens at 9 a.m. and officially ends at 4 p.m., but if shoppers are plentiful, many vendors stay open later.. The show includes many members of the Arkansas Craft Guild, sponsors of the Market, and their juried guests, including our favorite returning artists.
Aaron Gschwandeggar, Fallen Pine, LLC, is a wildlife photographer who has designed his own fabrics, using his photography. He makes designer throw pillows, table runners, and his new zippered handbags, adding to his collection of framed prints of favorite birds. He also has painted wooden boxes based on his bird photos, like the trumpeter swans. Aaron is President of the Guild, and has a large display of his work at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, at 104 E. Main, home of the Guild.
Loretta Babak, painter, will have her framed art on display. Marie Busch, Ozark Pantry, will have jellies and baking mixes. Sage and Tom Holland are bringing their flame-worked beads and jewelry. Liz and Lewie Lloyd have 2 crafts, Lewie’s Blades, hand made knives, and Liz’s turned wooden bowls and useful items for the home. Maria Smith, Bear Pen Beads, also makes jewelry using her own flame-worked glass beads. All of these folks are local and members of the Arkansas Craft Guild. Doris Fountain is also a member and has been close to Mtn. View for years, and she brings her fabric home décor and primitive Santas.
Out of town returning members include crafts loved by many, Tammy Sue’s Critters, a soap and lotion company, and Leigh Abernathy, Twining Vine, whose masks, hats, mittens and more are made from felted wool and other fibers.. The creativity in these “critters” will amaze you, and would be just in time for Halloween costuming. Dave and Deb Leedham, the Spoonworks, have been regularly attending the AMOS, with wooden boat oars, much larger than just spoons.
There will be multiple pottery booths, funky sculptural items made from metal, quilts, and musical instruments, the likes you haven’t seen before. Wood carving, an Ozark tradition, will also spark the interest of all visitors. Oct. 27 and 28, Friday and Saturday of Bean Fest, so come on out.
Arkansas Craft Guild
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Gallery Shipping Address: 104 East Main Street, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
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