The Dog Days of Summer are Smoke Filled

City of Twins is a small business owned by Annie Angel. She works with leather and wool, hand-making journal covers at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

We are here! The Lithia Artisans OUTDOOR Market of Ashland, Oregon is open for business this weekend. You will likely see a face-mask clad group this weekend if the air conditions don’t change. As I write this the Air Quallity Index shows 199. One tick from Very Unhealthy, we are sitting right on the edge.

Bill Francis Pottery is set up by Mix at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

It is getting a bit redundant to say it, but the smoke in our air is aweful and it affects us all. I won’t candy coat it for you. The best thing I have found is to mask up and face it, head on. The market will assess the conditions in the morning to determine closing times. We will close early if the conditions persist unchanged. With that said, think clean thoughts of blue skies. The air quality can change with wind patterns.

This weekend 36 local artisans are signed up to showcase their creations at the market. This is a tight knit group, a family of artisans. With that said, supporting local art, craft, and live music is ever important when we are confronted by challenging times. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. Prayers, good thoughts, and concern for each other go a whole long way these days.

Big huge thank you to those out battling these fires. We all appreciate your Herculean efforts.

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 11

11:30-1:30     Brother Angus

Sunday, August 12

11:30-1:30     Hollis Peach


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First Weekend of August at Lithia Artisans Market

Marcella Ruikis makes hand painted silk scarves. A regular at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, Oregon.

The market is back in full-swing this upcoming weekend. 37 artisans will be selling the amazing things they make here locally. The forecast is for cooler temperatures. Yippee! It should be a great weekend to come browse the artisans market, listen to some live music, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a stroll along Calle Guanajuato.

OPEN:  SATURDAY 10-6  &  SUNDAY 11-5

This upcoming weekend, August 4 and 5, we are jam packed with all sorts of handcrafted coolness. You will discover jewelry, fine art, pottery, woodwork, clothing, photography, blown glass, body care products, weaving, leather work, drums, tie-dye, and much more. Supporting local artisans feels good, makes a difference to the local economy, and you walk away with quality, unique items that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a win-win-win situation.

Join us down by Ashland Creek across the street from the entrance to Lithia Park. Strolling the weekend market on Calle Guanajuato is a must-do activity if you are out and about in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Music Schedule

Saturday, August 4

11:30-1:30     TBA

2:30-4:30     Bill Hahey

Sunday, August 5

11:30-1:30     Doug Warner


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