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….

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

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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.

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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.”

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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