Last year I had the privilege to participate in a Holiday market that my pastor’s wife and fellow church member hosted. I was able to sell lots of my handmade goods and earn some extra money for the holidays.
Daniel and I have now moved to Georgia and I thought it would be a really fun way to get to know people and help support some fellow artists/entrepreneurs I have met since moving here. With the help of my co-worker, Kristen Camp, who is also an artist/potter/ jeweler extraordinare, we set up an event open to the public.
Friday November 22nd, we will be having a holiday market at the Firehouse Museum & Community Center (103 W Mill St, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236-353). For those of you who go to First Baptist Jonesboro, that is just around the corner from the church next to the Clothes Closet.
The event will run from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Drinks and treats will be sold.
We really wanted to provide you will a variety of different booths so we asked friends/family with all sorts of talents! Here are the featured booths we will have set up:
Kristen Camp (my co-worker) is both a potter and a painter! She loves to incorporate those skills into functional house ware items! At the Holiday Market she will be selling anything from hand painted pillows to ceramic dinnerware sets to jewelry! Kristen will also be selling a wide variety of Holiday items! So bring your pocket books and prepare to knock out a good deal of your holiday shopping in one place!
~Pottery, Jewelry, Woodwork, Painting, Home decor, etc.
Bonnie Eaton (a friend of Kristen) was born and raised a Georgia peach. She explores a wide variety of themes in her art. She enjoys painting with acrylics and oils, as well as mixed media . She also is newly trying her hand at custom murals. She will be bringing an assortment of decorative holiday items and crafts for the home. Bonnie will be featuring holiday paintings and wreaths for this Christmas season. Her mom, Rebecca Seaton will also be joining Bonnie’s booth with some special holiday items.
~Paintings and holiday items
Joe Camp (Kristen’s Husband) is a baker at heart! He loves to spend time in the kitchen experimenting and creating delicious things to eat! Joe’s booth at the Holiday Market will be filled with holiday treats to eat as you stroll through the market booths as well as bagged goodies you can take home and share! He will also be selling delicious/warm holiday drinks to get you in the mood!
~Baked Goods: Cookies, Candies, Ect.
~Hot Drinks: Hot Chocolates, Coffee, Etc.
Sam Camp (my soon-to-be brother in-law) is a photographer and videographer from Jonesboro, GA. He loves to play with composition, lighting, and angles to create that perfect shot! He also does contract video work for all sorts of companies. Sam will be setting up a photo booth at the Holiday Market to take portraits you can share with friends and family. Make sure you stop by his booth to capture your holiday cheer!
~Photo booth with professional quality photos to send to family and friends!
Meredith (a friend from church) is an Independent Sales Consultant for Norwex. Norwex is one of fastest growing direct sales company in the U.S. Norwex offers a better, faster, cheaper, easier, and healthier way to clean. Be sure to stop by Meredith’s booth to learn how to revolutionize the way you clean. Give the gift of Norwex this Christmas…your family will thank you.
~Special: Free monogram with the purchase of a towel.
And then there is me: I was born and raised in Canada. I have always had a love for art and enjoy getting my hands dirty. I attended art school in Canada and majored in Fashion Marketing at The Art Institute of Vancouver. I currently resides with my husband, Daniel, in Hampton, GA. I sell my art and handmade goods through my store on Etsy, www.etsy.com/blackabeecreations. Come stop by my booth at The Holiday Market!
~Paintings and Prints
~Paper crafts: cards and gift tags
~Textiles: Fabric scarfs, tutus, knitting, crochet, blankets. etc.
We are all super excited about the market and really hope that if you live in the area you can come out, support your local artist and entrepreneurs, and get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! I would love to see you there!
(If you can’t make it, make sure to check out my online store after the market, I will be putting anything I have left over up on there)