OCTOBER 26, 2019
Elevate Artisan Market
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
644 Hall Road, Cairo, GA
An intentional gathering of local artists, craftsmen, and artisans. Come meet some of the most talented people in our area and see live demonstrations of their crafts.
Looking For Something Fun To Do This October?
Come to the Elevate Artisan Market and enjoy a day in the country meeting some of the most talented artists and craftsmen in the South. This year’s market will feature more than 125 artisans displaying, demonstrating and selling their handcrafted items in the shade of the pecan orchid at Maisie Daze Fleecery.
Elevate is unique because every item displayed has been made by hand- you won’t see any flea market or pre-manufactured items. Elevate was created to showcase the many varied talents of people in the Southeast and will feature painters, potters, woodworkers, jewelry makers, metal workers, sculptures, fiber artist, gourmet food creators and more. It is the one market you’ll visit this year where there is a surprise at every single booth. Bring the family and plan to spend the day browsing and speaking with our artists and see for yourself why there truly is nothing like the Elevate Artisan Market.
Meet Some of the Artists to be Featured at Elevate 2019
Gourmet Food + Old-Fashioned Games & Fun + Meet Our Alpacas & Llamas
Rush Honey Farm
You won’t meet a happier couple than Donna and Roy Rush of Rush Honey Farm. Their love of all things outdoors and animals brought them to South Georgia years ago where they began raising exotic animals and Roy became one of the area’s most prolific beekeepers with more than 300 active hives. The Rush’s sell the delicious raw honey from their bees plus all kinds of items made from the byproducts of the hives such as beeswax candles and lip balms. Make sure you stop by their booth to see the ‘live hive’ demonstration featuring a hive of honey bees in a see-through glass hive.
Brandie Lowe Davis started out repurposing old wood and furniture into decoration pieces for her own home but her skill and artistry soon spread and Lucy’s Cottage was born. Brandie, whose nickname is Lucy, loves to take old wood and create personalized signs called farmhouse flats, farmhouse trays, decorative shutters, and rustic wood crafts. She customizes signs and will be taking orders for Christmas during Elevate.
It’s not unusual to find couples who are both very talented, but you will be hard pressed to find a couple who is more passionate about their artistic expressions than Rita and Ken Barker. Rita is a painter who enjoys creative colorful and whimsical images of flowers an still life and also enjoys creating abstract pieces using a technique called ‘art pouring.’ Her husband, Ken, spent years supporting and encouraging Rita until he discovered his own passion for pottery. Ken loves to explore with different techniques and creates vessels for both decoration and food service often incorporating scripture and religious themes as part of his designs.
Truly Unique Ceramics
Jana Trulock took some ceramics classes at a local studio in the tiny town of Whigham, Georgia and became so enamored with the art that she purchased the business. She now splits her time between teaching art at the local elementary school and creating and teaching ceramics in her studio located on the busy road that bisects the small town. When Jana purchased the store, she also got all of the previous owners molds, which are used to cast the different figures which are used to create the ceramic pieces. Over the years, she has purchased additional molds and the inventories of small stores as they closed and now Jana owns more than 1,000 unique molds, some that date back to the 1940’s. She loves creating nostalgic ceramic pieces such as the old-fashioned Christmas trees with tiny embedded lightbulbs that were so popular years ago. Jana will be feature a large selection of ceramics plus glass jewelry and cutlery holders made from melted wine bottlers at this year’s Elevate Market.
All products will be unique, locally created, and the result of someone’s passion for their art. Plus, you’ll get to meet our alpacas!
Take a Look Back at Elevate 2018
We had such a great time at Elevate last year and we can’t wait for Elevate 2019. We hope to see you there!