Artisan Market Returns to McDonald St.

An Artisan Market on McDonald was a staple from 2008 until earlier this year. A new market is locating at the same location, and hopes to grow larger than the first.

Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty wandered through yesterday’s inaugural Artisan Market to snap a few photos of some the participants and their art….


Lori Sampson is the artist, designer and owner at Troll Bridge Studios in Bushnell, Florida. Below are examples of her art.



Lakeland native K.C. Bennett is the artist/owner at Folk Art From Florida. Bennett also makes folk crosses. She explains why and how on her site, Crossgirl. Below is a patriotic piece from her collection.


20100925-18_Hana_Jeff_JenksHana and Jeff Jenks are Two Nut Jobs. At least that’s what they’ve named their Clearwater company. They create hand painted signs and “sparkling and funky serving sets.”


20100925-24_Nichole_AgueroLakeland resident, artist and designer Nichole Aguero operates Flea Chic Fab where she recycles vintage jewelry into new designs, or as she puts it – “vintage jewels — modern flare.”

The next Artisan Market is scheduled for October 23rd at the corner of McDonald Street and South Tennessee Avenue.

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Creative Commons License photos credit: Tom Hagerty for Lakeland Local