Sometimes you want to give a gift that is just a little more special and will be cherished for years to come. You want something to commemorate a big moment, or a special friendship and a candle just isn’t gonna cut it.
Each of our vendors have incredible hand-crafted works of art that make great gifts for everyone. But if you want a real show-stopping gift for someone on your list, but be sure to check these artists out:
Art by Alix – Fine art that is distinctively Vermont-esque. Find a range of artwork featuring local, historical structures from barns to covered bridges. Available in a variety of sizes, even calendars, you can find gifts to hang in the dining room, or calendars for the kids heading back to college.
Llama Love– Nothing is more comforting than a nice cozy sweater. Or scarf, or hat, or wrist-warmers, for that matter. And Llama Love has some of the finest knit-wear around, in lovely and unique colors, these gifts will warm up anyone on your list.
Mad Women in the Attic – Let’s face it, without snow on the ground, this time of year can seem awfully dismal. But as I type this, it’s grey and drab, but hanging in the window next to my desk is a whimsical stained glass piece from Mad Women in the Attic. It brightens my day even at night! With a huge variety of creative stained glass and metal-worked pieces, you’ll find great gifts, from ornaments to lamps to wall and window hangings that will be treasured by anyone you give them to (including yourself…!)
Raegan Hough Jewelry– Simply put, wear any piece of jewelry from Raegan and you are pretty much guaranteed to get compliments all day long. Her work is simple, let striking. It’s girly, but edgy. It’s playful, but still sophisticated. So if you are looking for a special gift for the lady in your life – no matter who she is – I’d highly suggest stopping by this booth at the MAS.
Tea & Toast Designs for Heart & Home – Artist Lisa Harvey is probably responsible for inspiring a lot of the artwork hung on local refrigerators in the valley. As an Art Teacher, Lisa is amazing at bringing out the artist in even the dirtiest-truck-lovin’-bug-squishing little kiddos out there. As an Artist, Lisa has an incredible ability to paint movement and energy and light into her images. Her oil paintings of local landscapes and more will make the kind of gifts that will be cherished forever.
Christmas carols. You either love ’em or hate ’em. But like it or not, this time of year it’s awfully hard to avoid the sounds of Jingle Bells and company. Will we have Christmas carols at the Moretown Artisans’ Sale? Yes. But! I’ve suffered through hours and hours of holy and jolly so you don’t have to and the MAS will have a relatively pain-free, if not down right good holiday music playlist.
But more importantly, for your listening pleasure we will have LIVE MUSIC on Saturday from 11-1 from Last October!! This insanely talented duo of Erica Stroem and James Kinne, from over the river and through the woods, are valley locals with a sound that rocks this world. Check out their Facebook page and hear for yourself how incredible these guys are and then stop by on Saturday so you can hear them and pick up a CD or two. As their bio succinctly puts it, “…Last October will capture your attention and leave you wanting more.”
Sunday we’ll be back to the playlist, but we will have a special visit from SANTA from 12-2! We’ll post more about that soon….
One of the harder parts of the flood clean up was seeing artwork muddied, in tatters and unsalvageable on the garbage pile. The prospect for artists faced with having to recreate their entire collections and inventory from scratch was and still is daunting. So when it came time to start planning the Moretown Artisans’ Sale, it seemed only fitting that we incorporate a fundraiser to aid the artists this sale was started by in the first place!
This year, we are pleased to announce the Wet Paint Fund! Conveniently located in booth #1 at the Moretown Artisans’ Sale, you’ll find our super cool commemorative flood tshirts in men’s, women’s and even kid’s sizes, making them perfect gifts for everyone you know. You’ll also be able to bid on items in our silent auction, featuring a wide array of artwork donated by our vendors (check out our silent auction list here!) and make donations directly to the WPF. All proceeds will be distributed as grants for deserving local artists with the aim to help them get their businesses back on track.
The deadline to apply for a Wet Paint Fund grant is December 16. Click here for our short and easy application and get yours in today! Please share this news with anyone you think should apply and we’ll see you December 10 & 11 at the Moretown Elementary School!