Upcoming Events

Nov 8-Jan 2 What Makes Your Heart Sing-- in our lobby.
Reception on Fri. Nov. 17, 6-9p

Art on the Lawn August 11, 2018 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs
applications available here




Friday, December 31, 2010

A final wish for the year


2010 is in its final hours,
 and this piece by Ann Bain  offers a final wish for the this year
 and a hope for the new year. 



Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Hours.

Still working on your last minute shopping? Are you looking for something unique?   Do you have family visiting from out of town and want to take them somewhere fun?

Holiday Hours
Dec 23 11am-7pm
Dec 24 11am - 5pm
Dec 25 Closed
Dec 26 12pm - 5pm
Dec 27 - 31 11am - 5pm
January 1 - Closed
Jan 2 resuming normal hours 

Happy Holidays!


Carved Santa Bobbins



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Holiday Story

Thank you to Lowell for sharing this lovely story that embraces the holidays in such a beautiful way.
Hello Mr. Converse-
After visiting the Artisans Co-op in Yellow Springs today, I have a story for you of which you are very much a part of.
Five years ago you came to my home and cut some pieces of a most wonderful oak tree and fashioned two beautiful bowls from that oak. One of those bowls went to my daughter, Elizabeth, and one bowl I kept for myself and it has a home on my mantle. Your artistry meant so much to the both of us because the tree and those bowls were so much a part of our remembrance of my husband Joe, who had recently passed away at that time.
During the interim years, Elizabeth and I both had struggled with losing my good husband of thirty years and her very perfect Father. Elizabeth, who still lives in Phoenix, was very hurt losing her father and on occasion would rail at me in abject anger. I realized for awhile, it was good we lived so far away from each other! And, as human nature does repair itself, Elizabeth and I slowly healed.
Last September, I was out in Phoenix for a visit and Elizabeth, being a pilot and flight instructor, surprised me. She put her arm around me and said, "I know how Dad and I kept you from having the fun we had as pilots and for that, I ask forgiveness." She walked over to a hanger, opened the hangar door, and there was a beautiful 6-seater Piper. "Now it is your turn to feel the thrill of lifting a plane off the ground," she said. Well, Lowell, it really was thrilling! Spent the day flying around the desert; the colors, the mountains, the shadows of those wide open spaces are very etched on my mind.
This year I struggled to find something to send out to Phoenix for Christmas for Elizabeth and her husband, Robert. Somehow the cold, blustery days lately just matched my very non-holiday mood until today. Maybe it was the doe I saw tiptoe-ing through my backyard this morning because the day was magic. To raise my spirits, I went over to Yellow Springs to look at things of beauty. For some reason and as if compelled, I walked straight into the Co-op door and directly over to this lovely walnut plate in a square brace. It looked like the desert, its shadows and its sand I had flown over in Arizona! And there, on this beautiful plate, was the tiniest plane.... artist: Mr. Lowell Converse. Well, my Friend, I gasped and also dropped a tear...The Most Perfect Present for my daughter is on its way, in all its beauty, to Phoenix. And again, I have you to thank for starting my Holiday spirit.
Thank you and a most wonderful Christmas to you and yours,
Becky P.

The piece is shown here (middle row, far left)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st

The Holidays are here!!!!

If the advent calendar is part of your holiday tradition, be sure to stop by Village Artisans to see Ann Bain's unique take on the advent calendar. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Artisans Out and About

Our artisans are a busy group.  So many of them are involved in big events this weekend.

First up our three wood aartists,  Lowell, John, and Rob (AKA The Three splinters) will all be participating  at the Artistry in Wood Show. The show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Dayton Airport Expo Center.

Next up Cynthia will be holding her annual Open House at the Wild Gourd Studio.  This event starts Friday and runs through Sunday.  She even will have a special guest, Billy Crowbeak, there with his beautiful handcrafted Native American Flutes.






We hope you have a chance to catch up with some of our amazing artists this weekend, but don't worry you can always find their work here in our shop.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who is Topper?


Have you seen this fanciful top hat created by Nancy Mellon? His name is Topper and he is in currently in residence at Village Artisans.  
Nancy has written a lovely tale of how he came to be.  You can read Topper's complete bio here on her Getaways for Women Blog

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dare 2B Square


Dare 2B Square

An Unique Visual Art Exhibit
 Hosting a Variety of
Artists, Mediums and Imaginations.

October 1 - 31st, 2010

You are invited to attend our
Artist Reception
Friday, October 15, 6-9 pm

Mingle, Hear Live Music, Enjoy Light Refreshments, and Meet Your Favorite Artist
Award for Best in Show given that evening





Sunday, October 3, 2010

Village Artisans Makeover

In case you haven't been to Yellow Springs lately, Village Artisans has had a little makeover as did all of the Corry Street Shops.   We chose to have our portion painted that beautiful, golden color that matches the Black Eyed Susans in our garden.





We even have a brand new sign, painted by our very own Leah Grommon.  

October has so many great reasons to visit Yellow Springs...the beautiful fall colors, Street Fair, Third Friday Fling with Art Stroll, The Yellow Springs Artist's Studio Tour.   
Be sure to stop by and see our new look and don't forget about our 
"Dare 2B Square Show"  going on throughout the month. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Call for Artists-- Dare to be Square





Calling All Artists!!


Village Artisans
Proudly Presents
 
“Dare to be Square”
Visual Art Show
 
October 15th, 2010
Award for Best in Show
Promote your artwork and you!

For more information and to download an application visit
 
Village Artisans
100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Art On the Lawn Artists

Village Artisans would like to thank all of the Artists that participated in the 2010 Art On the Lawn.

Dinah Anderson
Terri Anderson -- www.danglez.com 
Randy Allen
Brian Appel
Kendra Baird
Steven & Suzanne Barger -- www.bargernaturephotography.com

Magen  Beatty 
Mike  Behr
Ed & Judy Black -- Flippin Cornhole

Jean Boger 
Brian & Cassandra Bosworth
Sharon Bower
Candy Thomas-Brown
Marlo & Randy Brown
Stephanie Brown
Brenda & Frank Carl
Claudia Carreon -- www.claudiacarreon.com
Sylvia Chaiten
Deborah Close
Ed Collins
Ann & Erin Cruze
Troy & Lorie Dalrymple -- www.beachesinc.com
Mozart Dane -- www.hhdane.com

Karen Daughtry
Jim DeLange -- www.jimdelangeglass.com


Barbara Easley -- www.barbaraeasley.com

Monte Ellson
Earl English -- www.ehenglishphotos.com
Joanna Ettorre -- www.balancingpointstudio.com

Mauricio Fernandez
Douglas Fiely -- www.fielyarts.com

Melissa Flohn


Karla Furrer -- Bella Studio

Jessica Gallagher
Richard Garland
Pam Geisel -- www.forquiltssake.com

Talitha Greene
Connie Halon
Lindsay Hastings -- www.etsy.com/phoenixbartender
Floyd Hook -- www.artbyhook.com

Jerry Howell
Fred Jacobs
Kathy Jones
Edward Kirk
Louise Kloss
Cheryl & Doug Kneisley -- www.underwaterimagescd.com

Stephanie Irick
Steven Lord
Barbara Lund -- www.barblund-potter.com

Candice McMurphy -- www.etheljayne.blogspot.com

Viva McNeely -- www.basketsbyviva.com

Hong Mao
Steve Masonbrink
Susannah Maynard -- www.mixedmediadesigns.net

Judith Mercado
Janet Miller
Clarice Moore
Shelly Moore
Teresa Morbitzer
Jennifer Myer -- www.littlestorequilts.com

Richard Overman
Deborah Patterson
Marcia Pendley
Linda Repik
Tracey Hanlin Rohr -- www.earthbornjewelryco.com

Alison Rusk -- www.paperalice.com

Kevin Russell -- www.kevinrussellclay.com

Joan Rutan -- JR Designs

Jeff Rutledge -- www.rutledge-art.com

Simone Sachs
Susannah Sanford -- www.sewdarnsimple.com

Debbie Schick

Steven & Roselle Sgambellone -- www.batikcreations.com

Alecia Simmons
Roger Smith 
Stephen Smith -- www.smithacus.com

Janelle Marie St. Clair 
Nicki Strouss -- www.stroussceramics.net

Sumiko Takada
Karen Taylor

Joel Thompson

John Two-Hawks *** --www.johntwohawks.com

Jo Anne Vincent
Hillary Wagner
Michael West


*** Winner of the 2010 Best in Show




Monday, August 16, 2010

August Exhibition -- Extending Our Boundaries




"Extending Our Boundaries,"
a collection of bright, bold, beautiful abstracts from Sue Brezine (water color) and Leah Grommon (acrylic), is now on display in the Village Artisans lobby through Aug. 31

. Please join us for a celebratory reception on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m
Village Artisans is located in the Corry Street Shops, 
on the corner of Corry and Dayton Streets.



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of our many Art On the Lawn Artists.



I am the Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Spokesdog against puppy mills, pet stores, and homeless dogs. I have dedicated my life to this cause and in doing so I create art by painting with my paws.  Painting helps me to overcome my pain of my early days in a puppy mill and also helps with bringing awareness to these issues.

We are very excited to have Mozart returning this year to Art On the Lawn.  Yes, he really does create the paintings you see behind him. Read more about Mozart and his story by clicking here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Art On the Lawn is just two weeks away!



Hey!
 Did you see that you can now share our shop news via the
handy dandy little buttons at the end of this post?
It's super easy.  
So feel free to post us to you Facebook and Twitter accounts now.  ☺

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SIZE Does Matter 2- Ending this Saturday.

Don't miss your chance to see the wonderful
 Artists' Trading Cards Exhibit 
going on now in our lobby




Still want to get in on the fun? Make a couple of ATC's and come on down.
Face-to-Face Trading Party is this Saturday, 
 July 31 from 1- 3

Thursday, July 15, 2010

3rd Friday and Yellow Springs Cirque Carnival


July 16th
Cirque Carnival on 
Dayton & Corry St.
Three stages of music & performances. Games, puppet theater, street musicians, jugglers, contortionists, hula-hoopers, belly dancers, fire dancing, healing arts, yoga, local artisans, food & more.
Late shopping, entertainment and activities throughout town

For more info check out the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

Village Artisans will be open late, and many of are artisans will set up in our garden area so you can see them making their art or just having fun!  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Street Fair this Saturday


This Saturday June 12th, 2010

Did you know that Street Fair  started out as a sidewalk sale for the business in the village?
Just look at what it has grown into! 
Village Artisans is honoring the origins of Street Fair
 with a Studio Clearance Sale.  
Artwork on display in our lobby area will be offered
 at a discounted price.
 If you are in town on Saturday stop by and you just might find a hot deal on an original work by our local artists. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Art On the Lawn

August is just around the corner.  Our Early Bird special for Art on the Lawn has passed, but there is still plenty of time to get in your application and jury fee.  You can download your application here.  Apply before July 1st and save $20 on your booth fee.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thank you to Susan Gartner  for putting together this lovely video about our upcoming ATC workshop on
May 25th.





You can also check out this blog post for more info.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcoming events!

It seems as if this year is just flying by.  I mean the April 3rd Friday has already come and gone. Oops. I completely missed it.  I hope you didn't. 

Well here are some current and upcoming events happening with the artisans. We don't want YOU to miss out on.


Cynthia McDonald has a beautiful show up in our lobby area.  Come check out these amazing gourds and paintings.

Cynthia's work will be on display through the end of April. Be sure to come check it out!!!

Also, two of our artisans, John Garrett and Crystal Heis will be showing their work Saturday April 24th, at the 2nd Annual Earth Day Art Show at the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana.  For more information about check out the Cedar Bog website: http://www.cedarbog.org/


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artisans Out and About

If you happen to be up around Powell, Ohio. Be sure to stop in and see the Art Squared show at the Market at Seredipity .
The Art Squared exhibition was launched on Friday evening with a reception for artists, friends, and family! What a wonderful evening. With submissions from central Ohio and across the country, the exhibition features 48 works, all 12" x 12", but encompassing a wide variety of styles and inspirations.

A couple of our very own Village Artisans attended the opening. 


Congratulations to Kathy Moulton and Sue Brezine
Both received Honerable Mention awards from the jurors.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

heARTful Tuesdays

Artist Trading Cards (ATC)
ATC's are just like potato chips. You can't stop at just one.

We're building up our collections for the big July show and trade.


Join Ann Bain and Nancy Mellon this Tuesday from 1:30 - 3:30 and learn how to make you own ATC's. Then come back in July and trade your cards with all the other artists.

Call Nancy at 767-1366 to sign up.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Third Friday

Come out to Village Artisans this Friday evening for Third Friday. We'll be holding a reception for our very own Pete Mitas. Meet Pete and learn about more about how he creates these amazing pieces.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Be sure to check out this lovely blog post featuring our own Bill Felker written by fellow artisan Jennifer Float. You can read the entire post by clicking on the picture below.

Thursday, January 28, 2010



Winter Art Classes at the Village Artisans
Monday, February 1st

Paint "Sweet Tweets" miniatures with Jennifer Float
call Jenny at 937 243-1383 to sign up.
Class fee $20.00-includes all supplies and a raffle ticket for one of Jenny's original Sweet Tweets!