Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tree to Art - October 13th!

Tree to Art brings a piece of nature's beauty into your home with hand-crafted creations. Enjoy wood-carved boxes, votive candle holders and whimsical cutting boards made by artist, Jeffrey Oh.

My favorite are the piggy cutting boards, which are reversible and marked "Raw" one side and "Cooked" other for additional safety. Clever!

Catch Tree to Art at the final market of the season on Saturday, October 13th!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Becca & Mars - October 13th!

When it comes to skincare products, people are becoming cautious of using chemical ingredients.  Steff and Erica, Becca & Mars founders, share that same concern. This led to the inspiration to develop a bath and beauty line using 100% natural products; nothing artificial.

Becca & Mars believe that nature creates the best ingredients.  Based out of Baltimore, their products are hand-crafted in small batches or made to order; therefore, they deliver the freshest quality product.  They use all natural ingredients,  glass jars and recycled packaging materials.  No mass-produced, plastic-wrapped and over-packaged items and no chemicals, parabens or artificial fragrances.  Nope! Becca & Mars is a vegan friendly company and currently 100% of their product line is vegan.  

Let's give Becca & Mars a big Ballston welcome at the FINAL Ballston Arts Market of the season on Saturday, October 13th! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Holiday Craft Market at TC Williams

Hey Crafters! Are you looking for more Holiday shows to add to your crafty roster? If you are, our buddies over at TC Williams High School know how to put on an awesome show. Here are the details:
The Third Annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair will take place at TC Williams HS (3330 King St. Alexandria) on Saturday, November 17th from 10am - 3pm.  This free event will host 40+ local, handmade vendors and will raise money for Joining Hearts and Hands, an organization that helps build schools in Kenya and Tanzania.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information about the show, please contact Jen Moshier at

I'll be keeping you posted on some other Holiday shows in the area all week! So, check back here soon ...

Holland Cox - October 13th!

The bright colors, the vivid patterns -- everything about Holland Cox reminds me of the beautiful autumn colors! And did you know that every handbag at Holland Cox is carefully handcrafted by designer Valerie Williams from her original patterns?

Each and every one is limited edition, so there will never be more than three of any colorway! You won't see Holland Cox handbags being carried by everyone. Nope. Only those who know why handmade is better than mass-produced, and why personal style is better than being trendy will sport a Holland Cox.

And handbags aren't the only thing Valerie is known for. Check out the Holland Cox etsy boutique for more fashionista shopping.  Then, pick up your own Holland Cox original at the FINAL Ballston Arts Market  of the season Saturday, October 13th!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Red Prairie Press - October 13th!

Great news, design fans! Red Prairie Press joins the Ballston Arts Market for the last show of the season on Saturday, October 13th, and this gal is thrilled to have them join us!

Red Prairie Press' designs are hand drawn, original and inspired by traditional folk art, Scandinavian design and objects in nature. They print on tees, onesies, scarves and more, by hand on a manual press with water-based inks. Plus, they do their best to use worker-friendly and eco-conscious materials.

They recycle, carpool and occasionally help old ladies get their kittens down from trees. Yep. They are the real deal. And we got em all day, Saturday, October 13th.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Warped - October 13th!

There is so much to loved about Warped bags (and pins and T-shirts!), where do I start? Not only are the look and feel of these colorfully intricate bags unique and just plain cool, they are each hand-spun by artist/designer Jennifer David in her basement studio in Virginia.

Get your own, original Warped bag at the Ballston Arts Market FINAL MARKET celebration on Saturday, October 13th!  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

U.S. Wood Toys - October 13

These wooden pets are in need of good loving homes. They don't eat and they don't make much of a mess.  It is recommended that their new owners be between the ages of six months to four years, but they will welcome owners of all ages.

Get your own all-natural, eco-friendly wooden toy by U.S. Wood Toys at FINAL market of the season, October 13 of the Ballston Arts Market!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sneak Peak at the FINAL Market on October 13

Hey, you! Wanna sneak peak at the artisans lined up for the FINAL show of the season on October 13th? Well, here ya go!

Becca Kallem Illustrations

Becca & Mars

Creative Capes

Fast Snail

Holland Cox

Maki Uchida Design

Peace, Baby! Batiks

Sharp Shirter

Steven L. Miller Photography



U.S. Wood Toys

And that's just a sampling! Catch the LAST MARKET OF THE YEAR on Saturday, October 13th!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Jean-Louis Monfraix - October 13

Having the opportunity to coordinate at the Ballston Art Market never ceases to amaze me because of all of the simply outstanding talent I am lucky to work with. In October, we are proud to present the photography of Jean-Louis Monfraix.

Jean-Louis is best known for his vibrant images of Washington, D.C.  His first book, Washington, D.C.: Wonder and Light, was published in 2006 by Mountain Trail Press and is available in major bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and

Many of his images have also been featured in a wide range of publications including covers for the American Psychologist, Holiday Cards for the U.S. Department of State, calendars for Nature’s Best and the United States Capitol Historical Society.

And the artist himself will be exhibiting at the Ballston Art Market on Saturday, October 13th. Amazing.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jules' Jewels - October 13th

Jules' Jewels, everyone's favorite local jeweler, is back at the Ballston Arts Market on October 13th. So, that is the perfect opportunity to pick up one of Jules' beautful, one of a kind creations.

Jules masterfully funky way with metals and media comes from her uniquely organic vision and cultural background. Jules extracts experiences and memories from her Cajun upbringing and translates them into uniquely fabulous treasures, hand-fabricated in fine metals, gems, enamels, resin and myriad vintage and found objects.

Catch Jules' Jewels in the LAST Ballston Art Market of the 2012 this season, Saturday, October 13th

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WINNER of the 250 Artisan Gift Bag for September

We have a wiener ... I mean WINNER!

Congratulations, Patricia G.!  You are the winner of the $250 Artisan Gift Bag for September.  

Stuffed with goodies from our talented artists, YOU can win an amazing gift bag, just like Patricia. All you have to do is visit us at the next Market on Saturday, October 13rh and register for FREE to win another $250 raffle prize!

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

Duck Drake Studio - October 13

Slabs, slabs and more slabs. Duck Drake Studio is all about making slabs beautiful. Artist, Nathan Drake, likes to paint them with colored slips. And, oh, yah. He makes his own slips!

The combo of nature and graphic shapes make Duck Drake Studio's work fun and definitely out of the ordinary. Catch all of the hand-made awesomess at the next Ballston Arts Market on Saturday, October 13th.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Creative Capes - October 13th!

Oh, man. This is SUPER-awesome.

Looking for a special birthday gift that will last for years and instill creativity? Creative Capes make high-quality super-hero capes with premium satin featuring your child's first initial, turning each kid into their own super-hero!

Each cape has a velcro closure for safety, lined with satin and is washable. Accessories include custom masks, super-hero belts and wrist cuffs to complete your child's transformation into the world of imagination and empowerment.

You must see this coolness for yourself when Creative Capes exhibits at the LAST market of the season on Saturday, October 13th.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Photos from Saturday's Market

Thanks to everyone who visited all of the awesome artists on Saturday! What a day. Check out some photos from September 8th's Market. And remember, there is only one market left for the 2012 season on October 13th. See you then!

April Alayne's magical pendants

frog in copper by DCR Studios

asparagus!'s sweet, feminine barrettes 

Veronneau killed it as usual :)

Pocketful of Posy ... and hedgehogs!

Fast Snail busy, busy

stunning silver PMC jewelry by Refined Creations

adorableness by Noctiluna

Reinvented Elegance's necklaces made from old sweaters

glasswork that glows by Wunder Around

my favorite painting by Olivos Art Studios

amazing is David Jenkins Papercutting

Brigher Day Beads ... and beads and more beads!

DC Pride by Grey Moggie Press

Sovereign Treasures knows how to make the world colorful

Signatures by LaNorma - beautiful!

Genevieve Lalle's upcycled designs

so cool cutting boards by TreeToArt

Don't miss the LAST MARKET of the season on Saturday, October 13th!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ballston Arts Market - TODAY, September 8th!

Enjoy the arts, music & good vibes TODAY at the Ballston Arts Market,  Saturday, September 8th from 10 AM - 4 PM.

  • FREE admission
  • FREE raffle to win an artisan basket worth $250 
  • FREE live, acoustic jazz by Veronneau (noon - 2 PM)
  • FREE demos by select artists   
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 later on TODAY!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wunder Around - September 8th!

Wunder Around‘s glasswork incorporates unexpected colors and shapes to form one-of-a-kind artwork with a modern edge.

Artist, Beth Hess’ free-form, blown glass features fluid, functional pieces for home, office or gifting.

Meet the the artist herself in Booth #8 at the next Ballston Arts Market on Saturday, September 8th!

Exhibitor Map - THIS Saturday, September 8th!

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 September 8th! See where your favorites will be exhibiting.  
1). Kosmoceratops - Art Squared
2). DCR Studios
3). Pocketful of Posy
4). Refined Creations
5). Noctiluna
6). Reinvented Elegance
7). asparagus!
8). Wunder Around
9). Olivos Art Studio
10). David Jenkins Papercutting
11). Dragonfly Key
12). Laughing Moon Artworks
13). Fitbliss Organics
14). Steven L. Miller Photography
15). Grey Moggie Press
16). April Alayne
17). Jon Wye
18). Linda Blackbourn Jewelry
19). Jenny Wen Jewelry
20). Allison Lange Photography
21). TreetoArt
22). Byrd Clothing Co.
23). Glamour 'N' Glitz
24). Sovereign Treaures
25). Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
26). Maggie's Pottery
27). Signatures by LaNorma
28). Genevieve Lalle
29). Glazy Days & Nights
30). Bette's Bags
31). Brighter Day Beads
32). Naked Decor
33). Melissa Lew
34). Fast Snail

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another Sneak Peak - September 8th!

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I can't believe the September 8th market is only a few days away! Here's another sneak peak at more of the artists joining us THIS Saturday.

Red & Main

Maggie's Pottery

Bette's Bags

Wunder Around

Allison Lange Photography

DCR Studios


Linda Blackbourn Jewelry

Fitbliss Organics

Pocketful of Posy

Fast Snail 

Laughing Moon Artwork

Hope to see you this SATURDAY, September 8th supporting all of our amazing local artists!