This turtle in the courtyard of Bicentennial Square depicts how the slightly stormy Saturday began at the Concord Arts Market and how it slowly but steadily got better from there at the event and also with the weather.
A short walk through this dark hallway from Main Street and you enter into the square.
the lower courtyard and waterfall
From what I heard, there was a lot going on around Concord and if you came through the hallway from Main Street happenings to the courtyard, you emerge in the bright and lovely square.
The waterfall is a big draw for children and adults alike.
It is a beautifully landscaped area, tranquil, with the water muffling the faint sounds of other activities in the area and it is so pleasant to meander around, meet with friends and perhaps sit and have some delicious drinks and food from the True Brew.
While enjoying the charming square, the sweet sounds of the musicians serenading you only adds to the ambiance.
Fen, like Fenway, and Brooke
dogs meeting dogs.....and owners.
And, of course, as always, many dogs add to the friendliness of the square.
The saxophonist (word?) and pianist, I apologize for not getting their names, played some great tunes. I think I saw them each drag out their Real Books. They were great!
My first customer, Hason, bought one of my small osage orange hearts that had an abalone dot inlay.
Flannery Black-Ingersoll's hand-painted rocks
On the elevated "stage area" were my booth and the colorful and fun Flannery Black-Ingersoll's hand-painted rocks. She and Amanda also make the jewelry that Amanda is wearing.
To reach Flannery/Amanda email at email@example.com
Stillwater Weaving Studio; visit at www.stillwaterstudio.org
Across from our stage area were these talented artisans; Stillwater Weaving Studio, Eye Like by Mollie and JL Williams Glass Art. Incredibly well-made items that are so colorful and decorative and/or sometimes useful.
JL Williams Glass Art; visit at www.jlwilliamsglassart.com or on facebook facebook.com/JLWilliamsGlassArt
Eye Like by Mollie; follow her on instagram @eyelikebymollie
A couple of my customers that came to the market, bought some great items. Kelly was very thorough investigating my sewing and I'm happy to say, I passed! I think the bags were going on trips, sounds great! Brooke came to my booth after I had taken Fen's picture and purchased a small heart and I took another picture (of both facing front).
Thank you Kelly for the purchases and the recommendations....fringe is in!
My last customer of the day was the vibrant, Lorna, who bought 2 small hearts and I made her decision so much harder by having so many choices. That's just how I feel, they are all so beautiful.
Please check out all the great vendors below, besides the ones I have already pictured. I tried to walk around when not busy and take a few pictures to show off the wonderful art and artisans that are offered at this market. I couldn't get every vendor, but these photos show a lot and I hope will tempt everyone to visit next Saturday to keep this square hopping! Tell your friends and if you want to find out more about the artisans, go to their sites (I have included some links below) and like them and share them with all. Thank you!
Cedar Porch Designs by Anne Stewart, visit at www.cedarporchdesigns.com
POWPAPER by Eric Pow, hand-cut paper art; follow on Instagram @EricPowPaper; facebook POWPAPER and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tookybirds by Rosalie Smith, contact her at email@example.com, 603-746-1434
CATALYST by Joe Montroy; contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit at www.jmontroy.com
Martha Sawyer, designs made from scratch; contact email@example.com and coming to Etsy soon!