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Shop local: Bazaar brings regional artists, buyers together

Kat Smith sells handmade journals, collage art, embroidery and cards under the name Paper Hermitage. She is among the vendors at Bazaar this year. (Courtesy photo)
Kat Smith sells handmade journals, collage art, embroidery and cards under the name Paper Hermitage. She is among the vendors at Bazaar this year. (Courtesy photo)

One day. Dozens of artists and creators, all locally grown.

Since its 2014 debut, Bazaar, presented by Terrain, has put the spotlight on the region’s best artists, makers and designers, while facilitating the relationship between artist and buyer.

Last year, 100 vendors sold $119,925 worth of art and handmade goods, with more than 23,000 people passing through Bazaar. With – truly – something for everyone, this year’s event will likely follow suit.

Check out just a few of the artists and creators showing at Bazaar below, then head to Main Avenue between Post and Howard streets Saturday for the full Bazaar experience.

Bath and Body

Who: Earthing Nova

What: Vegan soap made with plant-based ingredients that’s free of artificial dyes and fragrances suitable for all skin types. Scents include coconut oil coffee, charcoal tea tree, patchouli, and lavender and chamomile. Earthing Nova also accepts custom orders.

Where: https://earthingnova.love

Food and Drinks

Who: Revival Tea Company

What: Freshly crafted tea including include mango, green, white, peppermint, raspberry, oolong, Earl grey, yerba mate, spiced chai, rooibos and English breakfast. You can also order a Revival mug or a hand mesh strainer, if you don’t already have one.

Where: www.revivalteacompany.com

Prints and Stationary

Who: Paper Hermitage

What: Handmade journals, collage art, embroidery and cards. Embroidery thread is sourced from thrift and salvage shops, and journals are filled with salvaged paper in new condition. According to the Paper Hermitage Etsy shop, owner/creator Kat Smith gravitates toward “encyclopedias, outdated textbooks, old maps and anything to do with insects.”

Where: www.etsy.com/shop/paperhermitage

Ceramics

Who: Mad Hatter Pottery

What: “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”-esque mugs, bowls, wine bottle toppers and more, all adorned with an eye (or three) and a mouth, crooked teeth and all. Each monster has a name and comes with its own biography.

Where: www.instagram.com/madhatterpottery

Home Goods

Who: RSD - Recycled Skate Decks

What: Coaster sets, cutting boards, stools, serving spoons, earrings, phone pops and cases, necklaces, rings and more, all made from recycled skateboards. Late last year, RSD teamed up with the Great PNW, who will also appear at Bazaar, to release a set of PNW coasters.

Where: www.facebook.com/RSD-Recycled-Skate-Decks

Wall Art

Who: Lily Booth Embroidery

What: Original embroidery inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Hoops include flowers and flora, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, and inspiring phrases like “You grow, girl,” “You are enough” and “More self love.” Booth also embroiders jean jackets, necklaces and tote bags and makes scrunchies.

Where: www.etsy.com/shop/lilyboothembroidery

Clothing and Accessories

Who: Do It With Soul

What: Thrifted, vintage or new clothing, including t-shirts, jackets, jeans and children’s sizes, that’s been hand-dyed, screen printed, vinyl pressed, cut, distressed or altered in some way to “give it some love.”

Where: www.doitwithsoul.com

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