JCPA HOLIDAY SPLASH ART MARKET COMING SOON!

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                                    When: Saturday, December 8th, 10am – 5pm                                           Where: 309 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN (old JC Penney’s building)

Looking for unique gifts for the holidays? Stop by the JCPA Holiday Splash Art Market to find one-of-a-kind fine arts and handcrafted items for everyone on your list! Artisans will offer everything from fiber art and jewelry to paintings and photography (and much more!). Enjoy light refreshments and live music while you shop! View a complete list of artisans at the end of this post.

In an effort to give back to local artists, JCPA is hosting the art market and waiving the vendor fee for participants. In place of the fee, JCPA has asked artists to donate one item for a silent auction to help raise funds for future public art projects. The silent auction will be held during the JCPA Holiday Splash Art Market, and attendees may bid on these items anytime throughout the event!

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Stop by Bee Locke’s booth for a look at her beautiful burned wood and leather items. Locke designs each piece with intricate details and completes each one by hand. You’ll find kitchenware, wooden jewelry, wood boxes, photo frames, original artwork, and more!
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Do you think more abstractly? Kelly Swift’s abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings combine eye catching colors in exciting ways. Swift explains that her paintings “convey the landscape around [her] and [her] inner world.”
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Time to accessorize! Grab some wearable art at Emily Parris’ booth for some extra color and style. Parris will offer boutique style women’s clothing, long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts, and silk and rayon scarves and shawls, among other items. Her items are made using traditional and non-traditional tie dye and shibori techniques.
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Who can resist gemstones, beads, and pearls? Linda McCulley’s handcrafted sterling silver jewelry would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection. McCulley also uses vintage pieces and found objects in her designs.
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Bold and bright colors are sure to greet you at Jason Flack’s booth. His unique, contemporary style shows through in his expressive paintings and drawings.   Flack explains, “My paintings stretch from cartoony landscapes to Haring-esque portraits of iconic figures.”
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One-of-a-kind clothing, aprons, bags, and accessories await you at the market! Lauren Houser collects all types of fabrics and garments and uses them to create her own clothing. She also upcycles already made garments into something new!
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Beautiful photos capture animals, rusting cars, and scenic views in the perfect light. Richie Hayward will have various sizes of his work available.
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Tara Elouafi’s drawings create a visual experience using markers or paint. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to view her work!
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The market wouldn’t be complete without ceramics! Visit Emily Johnson at her booth for her glazed vases and other items.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find great gifts for yourself and others at the JCPA Holiday Splash Art Market. See below for more examples of what you will find there!


The market will coincide with the unveiling of new art in the breezeway between the King’s Centre and the old Massengill’s building (off S. Roan St.). Some of the new art pieces were completed by local high school students. In addition, JCPA will unveil a community art piece that community members have been contributing to throughout the year.

The market will be held in the old JC Penney’s building (309 E. Main St.) in downtown Johnson City. We hope to see you there!

JCPA Holiday Splash Art Market Artisan List:

Angelique Gibson – fiber arts
Becky Hope Mallory – indigo dyed fiber
Bee Locke – burned wood and leather
Brooke Day & Whitney Parkinson – upcycled objects
Eliza Coral – animal paintings, hand-painted items
Emily Johnson – ceramics
Emily Parris – fiber art, wearable art
Erica Freeman – pottery
Erin Brackett – reclaimed and created jewelry
Harlen Adams – wood
Heather Donovan – various textiles
Jason Flack – paintings, drawings
John Edgell – photography
Karen Hitchcock 
Kelly Jeanette Swift – mixed media, painting
Lauren Houser – sewing, design
Linda McCulley – jewelry
Logan McClelland – fiber art, functional pieces
Mary Nees – paintings
Matthew Hardman – woodworking, spray art
Rachel Slaughter – woven fiber
Richard Dwyer – turned wood
Richie Hayward – photography
Sarah Dorr – ceramics
Stacy Jones – acrylic paintings, jewelry
Tara Elouafi – drawings, paintings
Tommy Schuette – drawings

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