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WeHa Artists Emporium Hosting ‘Sweet Art’ Pop-Up Online Market

Mixed media hearts by Stefanie Marco. Courtesy photo

The WeHa Artists Emporium’s Sweet Art Pop-Up Online Market will be held the weekend of Feb. 6 and 7.

Bunnies by Julie Phillipps. Courtesy photo

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On Feb. 6 and 7, the WeHa Artists Emporium is hosting their second online art market, this one is just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Sweet Art Pop-Up will start at 11 a.m. on the WeHa Artists Emporium’s Facebook page with the group’s founder, Stefanie Marco of Kindspin Design, doing a 15-minute live feed showing off her heart and love-themed art for those in the gift giving mood.

Marco will be followed by three other artists, each shooting their own 15-minute live shopping video, with Saturday’s event ending at noon. On Sunday, another four artists will take the live “stage” from 11 a.m. until noon.

Those looking to score a sweet deal can buy art directly from the artist during the live feed, or can watch the videos at a later time and contact the artist following the event. All of the videos will be available to view on the WeHa Artists Emporium’s Facebook page.

“When COVID closed down the arts and craft shows, Stefanie and I tried to come up with a way to help the local art community,” says Julie Phillipps, one of the group’s co-founders. “We did our first online market in December and that went really well.”

“Nothing beats going to an art show in person,” adds Marco. “The connection between artist and art patron is really important. But until we’re all safe to gather again, these Facebook Live events are a great alternative.”

Jewelry by Crunchy Diva Designs. Courtesy photo

The line-up is as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • 11 a.m. Stefanie Marco, Kindspin Design, Mixed-media art and prints
  • 11:15 a.m. David Davis Wilson, D. Wilson – Art, Pottery
  • 11:30 a.m. Heather Lea Wright, Crunchy Diva Designs, Jewelry
  • 11:45 a.m. Sarah D’Alessandro May, Block 21 Prints, Hand-printed textiles

Sunday, Feb. 7

  • 11 a.m.Julie Phillipps, Handmade by Julie Phillipps, Softies & pen and ink art
  • 11:15 a.m. Kerri Michaud-Bagle, Heart Stone Gallery, Pottery
  • 11:30 a.m. Lisa Stone Kim, Stone Kim Photography, Photography
  • 11:45 a.m. Katherine Marple, Marplemade, Crochet

Heart Stone planter. Courtesy photo

Art lovers can expect to see beautiful planters covered in X’s and O’s from Heart Stone Gallery, uplifting messages of love and kindness hand printed on attire from Block 21 Prints, or even cuddly love bunnies to give your littlest loved ones from Handmade by Julie Phillipps.

More information on the event can be found on the Sweet Art Pop-Up event page on Facebook.

T-shirt by 21 Block Prints. Courtesy photo

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