Beehive arts market makes return

JASPER — The Beehive, a juried open-air arts market, opens for their fifth annual show Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, at Romy and Clare’s Studio, 4409 N. Portersville Road. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Local and regional artists will offer a variety of handmade items including pottery, jewelry, textiles, wood, painting, mosaic, upcycled vintage, housewares, bath and body products, clothing, handbags and woodworking.

The Beehive concept came to be when a group of art-minded friends were looking for a way to locally celebrate artisans and makers. Food and drink will be available for purchase for the entire market. Jasper Community Arts will offer pumpkin painting for kids.

Both Friday and Saturday local artist Monte Young will demonstrate wheel-thrown pottery. Young is known for his stoneware pottery, which is fired over a 36-hour period in his wood-fired kiln.

A representative from Serendipity Fibers will host a cross-stitching class at 10 a.m. Saturday. Find details on how to register at www.serendipityfibers.com. Local musicians Me & Mrs Blue will perform from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Gypsy Moon Nosh Wagon will be onsite with a menu of street food featuring a variety of locally sourced ingredients. Smalley Coffee will serve up handcrafted coffee beverages and an assortment of pastries.

Participating artists are donating a work of art for the silent auction. Proceeds from this event will be awarded as a scholarship to a deserving art student in the Dubois County area.

More information can be found at thebeehiveartsmarket.weebly.com.