This is such a liminal space and place for artists. It's a place of feeling uncomfortable with how we have to present our work, yet right on the edge of learning something new. We can't see in person, those who get excited about our pieces, and I can tell you from personally, that it really does make a difference. Many of us are unpacking the uncomfortable and unfamiliar pieces of presenting our works online and adapting. In adapting to this newness, please bear with us. We are all experience some form of creative relearning.
As we step into this new season of honey colored bliss, crispness and glow, let us collect and gather the Autumnal energy. I have a feeling we are going to need to store it up for the winter.
One of the things that we are doing to reach out is to build connections. We would love to add you to our mailing list.
Our next Virtual offering is November 28th, 2020, 5 pm EST. The artists of Bewitching Peddlers will come together one more time this year for some limited, handmade fine art.
Because it is in November, some of the Bewitching Peddlers artists will offer Christmas, Macabre Christmas, or Halloween. We hope you will join us... virtually.
Stay well and blessed be,
Jennie Hepler Takens
We will host an informal Meet and Mingle on the Friday before the show, 9/27/2019 from 5pm-7pm. The Meet and Mingle will be held in another building onsite. There will be no early artwork sales and no entry to the show building during this time, other than press and artists finishing their booths.
The early arrival procedures will be the same as last year. You will be able to visit our parking lot coordinators and sign in. You will not have to camp out to secure your spot in line, this enables you to take in the lovely town of Marshall, MI. We will be releasing more early arrival information as the weeks progress. Please be nice when enquiring. We try to do our very best and we are aware that everyone would like a magical work of art from their favorite artist. The artwork is one of a kind, so there will always be someone who waited and didn't get exactly what they wanted.
Our collectors are a very devoted group and we appreciate your excitement!
As we find ourselves settling into the bite of Winter we are already working towards a magical Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween 2018. 2017 provided us a gracious new beginning and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from artists and collectors alike. We welcomed several new artists to the Bewitching Peddlers community, all lovely additions to our wickedly merry coterie.
We do hope you will consider attending Bewitching Peddlers 2018. It already promises to be a spellbinding affair as we move to a new venue. We will call Historic Marshall Michigan our new home. Marshall is only 35-40 minutes west of Chelsea.
Many of you may wonder why a move in venue? The short answer is the hotels in Chelsea no longer are able to accommodate us. So, Joe and I busied ourselves with the task of finding us a new home. Marshall, Michigan is a beautiful town filled with charm and enchantment. They have four hotels and welcome us with open arms. The town is coordinating a skeleton affair, where each shop will receive an articulated full-sized skeleton to decorate their shop front they offer horse drawn carriage rides and restaurant options.
The fairgrounds are a little like Chelsea, but also offering a warmth that our collectors will love. The main building is large enough to accommodate us all together, with plenty of room for growth in the future if we so choose. We have a second building for our meet and greet and a spot on the grounds offering people a safe early line up location, if they desire.
Important dates for 2018 are as follows:
Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween
Artists meet and greet Friday evening (hours to be determined)
Show is Saturday, September 29th 8-3pm early buy 8-10am, general admission 10-3pm