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WeHa Artists Emporium Hosting October Art Trail

Amy Yungk's candles will be available at the WEHA Artists Emporium's October Art Trail. Courtesy photo

WeHa Artists Emporium Art Trail on Oct 16 will visit four locations in West Hartford, and feature 12 artists and crafters.

Scene from a previous Art Trail. Courtesy photo


On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, WeHa Artists Emporium is hosting their upcoming Art Trail and they’re bringing some extra fun!

“There will be lots of wonderful arts and gifts, as always, but we also wanted to appeal to those looking to get out for something unusual and fun,” says Stefanie Marco, the group’s founder. Those shopping for gifts at 35 North Quaker can also decorate their skin with a one-of-a-kind henna tattoo from Jamilah Henna Creations.

A one-of-a-kind henna tattoo from Jamilah Henna Creations. Courtesy photo

“There will also be free tarot readings at 23 Farnham Road,” adds Julie Phillipps, who also helps run the group. “And at 45 Griswold Drive they will be selling cider and popcorn to help raise money for Charter Oak Cultural Center.”

And, of course, there will be art!

This year there will be 12 local artists and crafters hosted at four different locations in the Morley School area. Another year of COVID means that the group is unable to host their annual Holiday Art Market, so the October Art Trail is the town’s best chance to support this group of local artists and find unique gifts for the holidays.

Map of the WEHA Artists Emporium October Art Trail. Courtesy image

Kerri Michaud-Bagley of Heart Stone Gallery will have a wonderful display of pottery at 35 North Quaker along with mixed-media works by Stefanie Marco of Kindspin Design, Amy Sommers Photography, and Marilyn Holt of Spirited Touch Designs.

Amy Yungk’s candles make great holiday gifts – and they smell amazing too. Her company, Stock the Bar Candles, will be at 23 Farnham Road along with beautiful crocheted creations by Alexandra Burness, and art and books by Handmade by Julie Phillipps.

For those who love a little bling, they can visit Heather Torre and her jewelry store, Verdilune, at 45 Griswold Drive. She’ll be set up alongside Monica Boeckmann Whalen’s stunning textile work and the  country-style pottery of The Cottage Potter, Kaitlyn Considine.

Pendant from Heather Torre’s jewelry store, Verdilune. Courtesy photo

The Island of Misfit Crafters is a duo who create fun and functional art, such as images of Hartford printed on tote bags, zipper pouches, and notecards. You can find Breck and Caresse at 111 Foxcroft Avenue along aside the nature-inspired textile prints of Annie Hayami Designs.

The event will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 17. For more information, please visit the WeHa Artists Emporium on Facebook or the event page.

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Scene from a previous Art Trail. Courtesy photo

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