Thursday, August 30, 2012

Alex Vernon Hand-Cut Silhouette Artist - September 8th!

Alex Vernon is an artist. And best of all, he is an onsite artist, who can make a hand-cut portrait of you, your child or even your dog in less than 10 minutes!

Alex hand cuts paper portraits in silhouette form that you HAVE to check out for yourself. They are so cool. Trust me. You'll want one.

Come see Alex Vernon is action at the Ballston Arts Market next Saturday, September 8th!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Maggie's Pottery - September 8th!

Colorful, unique with a bit of whimsy, Maggie's Pottery is delightfully fun and functional low-fire earthenware pottery pieces for you and your home. And of corse, all of Maggie's pottery is made completely by hand and is one of a kind.

Serving pieces for your favorite foods, all of Maggie's pieces are safe to eat from, and may be used in the oven and microwave (careful not to put a cold piece into a hot oven!).

Catch Maggie' Pottery at the Ballston Market on Saturday, September 8th!

Sneak Peak - September 8th!

The September Ballston Arts Market is right around the corner on Saturday, September, 8th! I'm so excited for all of the awesome artists who will be exhibiting. Here's sneak peak of the next Ballston Arts Market. Get psyched!

And don't forget, visit the market and you can WIN a $250 basket of artisan goodies!  

Naked Decor
Kosmoceratops - Art Squared

Byrd Clothing Co.

April Alayne

Glazy Days & Nighte

Brighter Day Beads

Grey Moggie Press

Melissa Lew

Olivos Art Studio

David Jenkins Papercutting

Jon Wye

Jenny Wren Jewelry

See you September 8th!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue - September 8th!

Everyone in Ballston has been so generous in the past, we have to do it again! It's Artist Raffle Time! And, our charity of choice for for Saturday, September 8th is:


Lucky Dog is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership.

So, whataya say we hold a raffle for Lucky Dog at the next Market on Saturday, September 8th? They'll hang out with us all day, share some information and host a raffle, where ALL ticket sales will benefit their wonderful organization.  

Crafty September-sellers: If you would like to donate a small item (no more than $20) to the raffle on September 8th, please contact for more info. This is completely voluntary, folks. But, if you decide to donate a little something, I bet karma will bless you from above. And I'll give you a big hug.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fast Snail - September 8th!

If you're not a writer, sometimes it's difficult to to express how you feel. That's why cards are so cool! And here's why Fast Snail cards are super-cool: Not only do they express feelings in a concise, colorful way, they are all based on the original artwork of Liz Hutcheson.

Liz Hutcheson's distinctive designs are witty, sophisticated and whimsical ... all at once! And that's why I love Fast Snail.

To check out the origins of the "Snail," visit Liz's website. Then, visit Liz in person and stock up on your greetings cards all in one place - at the Ballston Arts Market Saturday, September 8th from 10AM - 4PM. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fitbliss on TV!

We simply have the best artists around, hands down. Check out this video of our Artist of the Week Joclyn Chandler of Fitbliss Organics. She was spotlighted by Fox29. Way to go Joslyn!

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Visit Joclyn and all her organic products at the Ballston Arts Market on Saturday, September 8th!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Veronneau Returns September 8th!

As you know, awesome visual, tactile arts aren't the only thing the Ballston Arts Market is known for. We also love to incorporate music into each and every one of our shows. Because, after all, music is definitely an art form!  

So, great news, Ballston! Our favorite jazz band returns for the third time in September! Veronneau is back with their beautiful signature sound blending pop and jazz from around the world.

Veronneau performs around the world and we are lucky to have them at our intimate Market, so don't miss your chance to see these well-known musicians perfecting their craft.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kosmoceratops - Art Squared - September 8

Yah! One of my favorite photographers returns to the Square on September 8th - Kosmoceratops - Art Squared is back!

Local picture-taker, Erica Kissinger, really manages to capture the playful humor of the every day in her colorful, unique photos. From attack toy sharks to dino couples in the sun, Kosmoceratops brings life to the things you may not have thought capable of emoting feelings.  

And best of all, many of her images are recreated on blocks, so they are ready to adorn any lucky wall.  Check out Erica's artwork at the next Ballston A&C Market on July 14th!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grey Moggie Press - September 8th!

Grey Moggie Press. You may be asking yourslef: What is Grey Moggie Press. Well, Grey Moggie Press is "dc dweller. letterpress instructor. lawyer by training. printer by trade. coffee drinker. cat mom. dog mom. baby mom. foodie wife. type enthusiast."

But for our main interest, Grey Moggie Press is an AWESOME letterpress stationary creator! Simple. Elegant. Artist, Melanie, is one of the DC's best letterpress instructors (check out her workshops in Silver Spring!) and we have her at the Ballston Market.

Visit Grey Moggie Press at the next Ballston Market on September 8th!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dragonfly Key - September 8th!

Dragonfly Key returns to the Ballston Arts Market on September 8th!

Visit their amazing booth and you will find handmade jewelry varying in steampunk, nature and vintage-inspired designs. Lockets, feathers, watch faces and antique buttons are all reinvented into fresh new lives. 

There is nothing else like this at the Market, so don't miss out on all of their stunning creations on September 8th!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brighter Day Beads Returns September 8th!

After a small hiatus from the Market, Brighter Day Beads is back and they mean business ... well ... by business we mean bright colors, adorable beads and just plain fun!

And not only does Brighter Day Beads has a ton of youthful beaded designs to choose from they can also host jewelry-making parties! Your children will get to explore the expressive world of beading with a talented instructor who will teach basic design and color theory, encourage personal expression, provide inspiration and promote creativity in a fun and enjoyable way for all participants.

Brighter Day Beads will be displaying plenty of colorful necklaces and bracelets at the next Ballston Arts Market on Saturday, September 8th.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Winner of the August Raffle!

We have a wiener ... I mean WINNER! Congratulations, Pam F.!

You are the winner of the $250 Artisan Gift Bag for August.  Stuffed with goodies from our talented artists, YOU can win an amazing gift bag, just like Pam. All you have to do is visit us at the next Market on Saturday, September 8th and register for FREE to win another $250 raffle prize!

Congrats, again Pam. And thank you for supporting our handmade market!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday's Market Wrap-Up!

What a wonderful Saturday we had at the Ballston Market. Great weather (thank you again, Mother Nature!), great people, great music and of course, great crafts. What more could we ask for? :)

Thank you, as always, to the many talented artists, the loyal visitors and wonderful supporters. And special thanks to SCRAP-DC and Sukyo Mahikari. Without you all, our sweet community market would never be possible. We simply have the best artists in the area, hands down. Now, please. Go out and spread the word.

And, check out some photos from the August Market.

Colors galore by Peace, Baby Batiks

Choosing your favorite by U.S. Toys is hard!

EHL Creations hard at work

Our July Raffle Winner!

Fun fabric belts by The Twisted Cow

Alex Vernon's Silhouettes Were a Hit!

Making bookmarks with SCRAP-DC 

Tsai-fi beauties


Jon Wye designing his famous belts

Fabric creations by Burnt Creative

A NYC Rat never looked so cute by RedStar East

J-Guden sounded amazing!

Peekaboo Meerkat by Nikdapooh Designs

Sweet Sally Soap-y goodness 

Aw.... Aw, Applesauce

 See you at the next Ballston Art Market on September 8th!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ballston Arts Market is TODAY - August 11

Enjoy the arts, music & good vibes TODAY at the Ballston Arts Market,  Saturday, August 11th from 10 AM - 4 PM. We'll have:

  • FREE admission
  • FREE raffle to win an artisan basket worth $250
  • FREE live indie rock music by J-Guden (noon - 2 PM)
  • FREE hula-hoop demos all day by 
  • Make-It-Take-It table by Scrap-DC 
And let's see ... what else. Oh, yah. Only the best local art around - 35 artisans all in one place displaying and selling their hand-crafted goodies.  

So, get on over to the Ballston Arts Market and support your local artists while listening to some awesome music and enjoying lunch at the Sqaure. See you TODAY!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Exhibitor Map - THIS SATURDAY, August 11

Yippee! Yay! Hooray! Woot! 
Holy craft. I can't believe the Ballston Arts Market is this Saturday! Check out the map for the awesome artisans we have lined up for August 11th! See where your favorites will be exhibiting. 
1). Herban Lifestyle
2). EHL Creations
3). Karen Waltermire
4). Lanyapi Designs
5). Sweet Sally's Soaps
6). Reinvented Elegance
7). Jillory
8). Sharp Shirter
9). Maple Creek Designs
10). U.S. Wood Toys
11). Unique Creations
12). Aw, Applesauce
13). Red & Main
14). One Room Fibers
15). RedStar East
16). Burnt Creative
17). Jon Wye
19). BoxBoy Demented Decoupage
20). UglyKittyRedeux
22). The Twisted Cow
23). Peace, Baby Batiks
24). Bellenova
26). Dos Borreguitas
27). Sunshine from Sara
28). Twisted Oak Press
29). Smorgasbored Boutique
30). Bette's Bags
31). Nikdapooh Designs
32). Tsai-fi
33). Melissa Lew
34). Claymonster Pottery

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bellenova - August 11

Dramatic jewelry at its best joins the Ballston Arts Market THIS Saturday, August 11 when Bellenova exhibits for the very first time.

Bold, colorful and beautiful, Bellenova's designs are absolutely unique and completley handmade - but of corse!

Only using the best quality components, like Swarovski crystals, hand-molded resin, cosmetic-grade glitter and cruelty free feathers, visit Bellenova in Booth #24 for their Ballston debut!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

J-Guden - August 11th

Remember, the  Ballston Arts Market isn't all just awesome artwork. It's also AWESOME music. On Saturday, August 11th, singer/songwriter,  J-Guden, joins the market from noon - 2 PM for some guitar-driven tunes.

Check out some of J-Guden's music HERE, then check out his performance in person at the next Market on August 11th.

Great music. Great crafts. Now that sounds like a good day to me.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sneak Peak at THIS SATURDAY'S Market!

The August 11th Ballston Arts Market is THIS SATURDAY! I'm so excited for all of the awesome artists who will be exhibiting on August 11th. Here's another sneak peak of the next Ballston Arts Market. Get psyched!

And don't forget, visit the market and you can WIN a $250 basket of artisan goodies! 

Lanyapi Designs

Dos Borreguitos

Herban Lifestyle

Claymonster Pottery

Jon Wye

Burnt Creative

RedStar East

One Room Fibers

Sharp Shirter

Aw, Applesauce


Sunshine from Sara

Nikdapooh Designs

Twisted Cow