Wednesday, May 29, 2019

First Artisan Market of the Season! We are on Instagram!

Floyd Artisan Market is back for the season. Our first market was Friday,  May-24 and it runs until the end of Oct.  It was really nice being back, but i also forgot how much work it is to set up and how boring it is when it's slow.  We shared the Friday with the Chantilly Farms Bluegrass festival and Floyd County High School Graduation and so the Market was really slow to say the least. 

This is a photo of my display from last year.

 When i went to set up this year, i switch the table covers without realizing it and then couldn't figure out why the table looked so busy. i like the way the table cloth covers the table better, but the necklaces that are laying directly on the table (not the jewelry displays) blend in with the patterns and are difficult to see. i really need to find a better way to display my jewelry.

It was nice to see familiar faces again and we had a few new vendors at Market this year.  Pam of Moore Designs is a past vendor that took last year off, but is back this year with beautiful sterling silver jewelry and batik clothing. Cottontail farm was set up with their fiber crafts and handspun yarns. Rich Ursomarso had his the beautiful birch bark baskets for sale and he also played us a bit of music while we waited for the band to start. 

This year i volunteered to take over the Artisan Market social media promoting. i've been posting to facebook and decided to create an Instagram page.  i'll be posting featured artists and live posting from the market every friday! 

For more information about the Artisan market you can visit the website

Check out the facebook page

Follow on Instagram

Market season had a very disappointing and slow start, but i'm hoping that it will pick up and that the social promotion with help!  If you are ever in Floyd, VA be sure and stop by the Friday night Artisan Market and say hello!


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