Alphabeticorns! The Coloring Book

November 19, 2020

This is a magical alphabet coloring book full of animals with horns illustrated and created by Wisconsin artist, Christy Grace. The Kickstarter crowdfunding for this project ends on November 19, 2020, midnight CST! 

Once the books arrive, they will be available for sale on my Etsy site: but if you catch the Kickstarter, you can get a book for less and also pledge to receive some other very special rewards.

The Crafty Fair 2019

December 07, 2019

Celebrating 10!!! years in 2019. We will be taking over Goodman Brassworks, and Ironworks. Bringing you 100 of the craftiest, most awesome makers in WISCOnsin.

Bring your shopping lists and your money, and buy your loved ones the best things your hard earned money can buy.

Saturday, December 7th 10-4
Brassworks and Ironworks
149 Waubesa St.& 214 Waubesa St.
MADISON, Wisconsin

Sunday, December 8th 10-2
Brassworks only
214 Waubesa St.
Madison WI

For more information and a sneak peak head to

Free admission!

Get Festive With Agora

December 05, 2019

*Christy will be showing art in the tent, THURSDAY ONLY 5-8pm*

Start a new Tradition! December 5th, 6th & 7th; 4pm - 8pm each day. Enjoy live music, the glimmer of holiday lights, hot mulled wine, local shopping pop-ups and food stands - all in the cozy atmosphere of a heated festival tent.

Thursday, December 5: Festival Tent: Wheelhouse from 5 - 8 pm, Pop-Up Shopping; Souvenir Cups for Hot Mulled Wine & Beer, Food Stands. Courtyard: Free Carriage Rides 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Strolling Carolers; 5 - 6:30 pm. Retailer Specials and Open Houses; Holiday Giving Trees, and more.

3RD GEAR Presents Old Fashioned Holiday Art Market

November 29, 2019

The Holiday Art Market at Yahara Bay Distillers is a two-day market on Black Friday/Small Business Saturday featuring unique holiday gifts by local artisans.

Market Hours:
Friday, November 29 11:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, November 30 from 9:00am-5:00pm


Yahara Bay Distillers

6250 Nesbitt Rd. #200, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719


Holiday Craft Market - Mt. Horeb

November 23, 2019

Enjoy some of the best Makers and Curators in the area as you shop all things Handmade, Holiday, Vintage, Antique, Upcycled, & Repurposed!

Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-5pm

Mount Horeb High

305 S 8th St, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572

DABL 2019: Fifth Annual Art Market

October 18, 2019

Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is a program within Dane Arts that connects local artists and businesses through a series of pop-up art markets. By combining unique vending opportunities with professional development workshops, DABL directly supports the work of Dane County artists in recognition of their impact on the local economy.

October 18th, 5-9pm. October 19th, 11am-4pm

Yahara Bay Distillers

6250 Nesbitt Rd. #200, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719

Sculpting Mini Foods Class with Christy Grace

October 08, 2019

Award-winning artist Christy Grace will teach us how to make these fun and cute mini foods out of polymer clay. Learn to make tiny tacos, small sushi, diminutive donuts, and other minuscule meals as we welcome back a Workshop favorite.

Register at the library's circulation desk or at

Fall Market at the Barn 2019

October 05, 2019

202 E. Grant St., Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121

Find that unique piece perfect for your home.
In addition to our store being a fall decor destination and our permanent vendor spaces always changing, we will have local Makers, Artisans, Crafters, and Junkers showcasing their wares for your shopping pleasure! You will be sure to find that one of a kind item!

Fun for the whole family!

Market Day-Verona 2019, Benefit for Alzheimer’s Research

September 21, 2019

10-3 Come shop with us, enjoy good food and listen to live music. This is our 5th Market Day-Verona, where we raise money for Alzheimer’s Research. Free admission. Dogs are welcome. More info can be found at

Wo-Zha-Wa Fall Festival, Wisconsin Dells

September 13, 2019

Art fair portion - September 13, 14, 15

Come celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of autumn with the Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Fall Festival! Although the Ho-Chunk word “Wo-Zha-Wa” has different meanings for everyone, it means “to have fun”—and that is exactly what you will get at this family favorite event. As one of the largest festivals in all of Wisconsin, Wo-Zha-Wa is a three-day extravaganza with delicious food, a 100-unit parade, rousing live music, and arts and crafts that everyone can enjoy.

Paoli Art Fair 2019

August 10, 2019

A curated collection of art and craft from local artists and makers. 2 day art fair will be held at The Paoli Mill park along the banks of the scenic Sugar River. Saturday, August 10th, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, August 11th from 11am to 4pm. See for more information.

Mount Horeb Art Fair 2019

July 20, 2019

 What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...The Annual Art Fair on Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street showcases fine artists & crafters from around the Midwest. Experience Norwegian culture, friendly atmosphere, food carts, vendors, silent art auction, music, and downtown amenities. Also, presented by Sons of Norway, a Kaffe Stue (Norwegian lunch).

Featured Artist at Black Sheep Studio

June 30, 2019

Featured Artist at Black Sheep Studio

109 W Oak St, Sparta, WI

Madison Artisans Second Spring Event

May 19, 2019

Madtown Artisans Second Spring Event

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11 AM - 4 PM
What: 15+ Artists/Makers
Cover: Free!
Ages: Family Friendly
Location: High Noon Saloon

The Madtown Artisans are back again and kicking off the spring art and maker season with their second spring art event! The event will feature 15+ local artists and makers who will be displaying and selling their work. Come out and show your support for local goods while enjoying a "Sunday Funday" drink at High Noon Saloon!

Alpine Violet
Art of Christy
The Beautiful Dead
Beeville Honey
Flags Over Wisconsin
Hopfinger Studio Boutique
Kaminski Handicraft
Kat Bunke Art
LoveLo Studio
Meagan Weber
No Coast Paper Co.
TacoCat Creations
Tossed and Found

Milwaukee GeekCraft Expo

May 04, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 10-5
Sunday, May 5, 2019 10-4
Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI

If you're looking for "that" special thing--or things--to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY!

Why give your money to, the big box stores when you can instead support LOCAL crafters and makers?

GeekCraft Expo provides geeky, super-fun make-n-take crafting activities for kids & of charge! For kids (and adults) who are into superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general, GeekCraft Expo is the perfect day out….because superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general is what GeekCraft Expo IS, wall to wall! Cosplay is highly encouraged (get one more use out of that Halloween costume!) and admission is FREE -- you just need to pre-register! Otherwise, it's $2 for adults 13 & over (children 12 & under need not pre-register).

Yahara Bay Distillers Spring Pop-up Market

April 27, 2019

Hey there! Be sure to "pop in" to our Spring Pop-Up Market on April 27th at 11am - 5pm, right here in the big room at Yahara Bay Distillers! 6250 Nesbitt Rd Fitchburg, WI

We'll be featuring local vendors and artisans whose work and crafts are sure to pique your interest. You'll find high-quality handmade work, a myriad of different types of art, along with the friendliest of faces to share a chat with!

And with this being on a Saturday, you're free to pair your browsing with a tasty artisan flatbread and craft cocktail of your choosing from our Public House.

We'll see you there! ~YB

Second Saturday Market - The Purple Goose - Verona, WI

April 13, 2019

From Brick House Studio above The Purple Goose- 101 N Main St. Verona, WI
This is our monthly vendor market featuring local makers and creators. We started this in October 2018, and it has been such a success and so much fun! This market is FULL with 8 vendors. Come check out what everyone is talking about and support your local makers!

FitchRona Art Crawl 2019

March 22, 2019

Local artist, Christy Grace, will be creating art LIVE as part of the 2019 Fitch-Rona Art Crawl! Friday, March 22nd from 5-8pm with light refreshments and a local musician, and Saturday, March 23rd from 11-3pm.

Christy Grace is a fine artist and children's book illustrator. Her style ranges from whimsical and quirky to dark and emotive while playing in multiple mediums. For the art crawl, Christy will be creating an intricate shadow box with cut out watercolor paintings!

Information on the FitchRone Art Crawl -
Art Crawl Event Page:

Across multiple art forms and spaces, 18 artists will create an original piece of art in real-time over the two-day Fitch-Rona Art Crawl in March. Each at a sponsoring Fitchburg or Verona business, artists compete for top cash prizes by creating a single piece of artwork over Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019.

A Live Art Competition & Reception featuring the finished works of art will be held Saturday, March 23 from 4PM – 6PM at Yahara Bay Distillers in Fitchburg. The winning artists’ entry will be announced at the conclusion of the reception with free live music by Spare Animals following.

Attendees who visit at least five of the live art locations and submit a completed passport may qualify to win a gift basket of locally-made artisan goods. Passports may be found at Hop Haus Brewing Company, Badger Prairie Needs Network and at Yahara Bay Distillers and are due by Friday, March 29.s it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Second Saturday Market, January 2019

January 12, 2019

The Purple Goose
101 N Main St, Verona, Wisconsin 53593

This is our monthly artist market above The Purple Goose at Brick House Studio. Our vendor list is full for this market and it’s a great place to start your holiday shopping with unique gifts and handmade items. Our first market in October was amazing, so please mark your calendars to attend the November 10th market. You won’t be disappointed!

The Crafty Fair 2018

December 02, 2018

The Crafty Fair is a TWO DAY event featuring artists and craftsman from across Wisconsin, and surrounding states.  Christy Grace will be showing on Sunday from 10am-4pm

This is an opportunity to purchase thoughtful, fun, beautiful creations from the people who make them.

You will be supporting artists and buying unique, quality gifts.

This year The Crafty Fair will be at the newly renovated BRASSWORKS building. So come by, and buy and support your handmade community. The Brassworks is kitty-corner to The Goodman Center. 214 Waubesa ST. Madison WI

To learn more about the event, and the participating artists check out the website

Merry Madness-Indie Art Show!

December 09, 2018

Plan B
924 Williamson St, Madison, WI
Sunday, December 9th, Noon-5PM

Join us for an all handmade items indie art show with 15+ of your favorite local artists at Plan B, Madison WI, 924 Williamson St., Madison, WI.

Tasty libations will be available including bloody marys, Slide food cart will be there to feed you and the Packer game will be on at noon!

In addition to all of those cool things there will be a raffle for FREE items. Every time you make a purchase with a vendor you will get a raffle ticket to enter for whichever donated item you're interested in. All items are donated by the artists on the scene.

We put the "Merry" in Merry Madness! 

Save the date and grab some friends, this is a super FUN AND FESTIVE event!

Artists on the scene:

Amber's Drop of Faith
American Bandito
Art of Christy
The Bohemian Bauble
Burning Twig Candles
Crafty Night Owl Designs
Fanciful Fibers
Fine Earth Studio and Gallery
Fishmonger Studio (find him on Etsy)
Hopfinger Studio Boutique
Liquitex Lover (find her on Etsy)
No Coast Paper Co.
Paul Dominguez
Perennial Soaps & Handmade Studio
Put a Bird In It
RosyMade Designs
Slide Food Cart, Catering, and Gourmet Potato Chips
Tossed and Found

Bucky on Parade Book Artist Signing Event

December 08, 2018

University Book Store
711 State St., Madison WI
Saturday, December 8th, Noon-3PM

3rd Gear Old Fashioned Holiday Art Market 2018

November 22, 2018

Holiday Art Market at Yahara Bay Distillers is a two-day market featuring unique holiday gifts by local artisans. To the sounds of DJ Herbology, stroll our art gallery and view works by Terry Sullivan. Black Friday-worthy discounts (both Friday and Saturday) include 20% off all Yahara Bay labeled products as well as a selection of "scratch and dent" bottles with close-out prices. Celebrate the fall limited-release of 3RD GEAR Apple Brandy Old Fashioned. Enjoy for $5 a flight of all four 3RD GEAR Old Fashioned cocktails: Rye, Bourbon, Brandy and Apple Brandy. Chef Josh will offer new dishes inspired by 3RD GEAR Old Fashioned cocktails. The event is free and open to the public.

Ethical Trading Company
Glass Houses Designs 
Grasshopper Goods
Creative Juices Designs, LLC.
Yahara Leatherworks
Bali & Soul
Catherine Forde-Quint
Metalearth Jewelry
Bloom Skin Care
Thomas Kuchenbecker
Rachelle Miller
Patrizia Ferreira
Pink House Designs
Pointelle Design
Posh & Promo LLC
Crass Carvings
Jill Kathleen Designs
ReFind Style Madison
Ubuntu Trade
Madison Cheesemonger
Brass Egg Studio
Michael Ward
Joseph Taylor Art
Wisconsin River Honey
Fujimoto Glass


Yahara Bay Distillers 

6250 Nesbitt Rd. #200, Fitchburg, WI
Friday, November 22nd, 11AM-9PM
Saturday, November 24th, 9AM-5PM

Dane Handmade Fall Show 2018

November 17, 2018

Dane Handmade is excited to host our 2018 Fall Holiday Show at a new venue, Monona Grove High School. Our events are dedicated to showcasing local illustrators, jewelers, potters, felters, candlemakers, woodworkers, knitters and textile artists, just to name a few. This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts for you or unique items for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list. Bring your friends, this is an event you will not want to miss!

Monona Grove High
4400 Monona Dr., Monona WI Saturday, November 17th, 10AM-4PM

Dane Arts Buy Local 2018 - Two Day Art Market

October 12, 2018

This event is free to attend with an RSVP: 
Friday, October 12th: 4-9 | Saturday, October 13th: 11-4

Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is a program within Dane Arts that connects local artists and businesses through a series of pop-up art markets. By combining unique vending opportunities with professional development workshops, DABL directly supports the work of Dane County artists in recognition of their impact on the local economy. 
$100K+ in reported sales and commissions to date. 
1,000+ connections cultivated through art & business.

Market Day Verona 2018 to Benefit Alzheimer's Research.

September 22, 2018

Come join us and shop for a cure! September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Harriet Park on 151 Mary Lou Street in Verona, Wisconsin for Market Day to Benefit Alzheimer's Research.

Art of Christy will be there with original art, art prints, art jewelry and tiny terrariums, as well as greeting cards, a self published art book, and two of the books she has illustrated and published with a local author.

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Art Fair with Artists Christy Grace and Liz VonBorden

September 14, 2018

My lovely artist friend, Liz VonBorden, and I are taking on the Wo-Zha-Wa Days Festival in the Dells! Come see us in the arts and crafts section in Bowman Park if you are in the area or would like to make a special trip. Check out the site for more details! We will be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dane Arts Buy Local 2017

October 12, 2017


Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is a program within Dane Arts that connects local artists and businesses through a series of pop-up art markets. By combining unique vending opportunities with professional development, DABL directly supports the work of Dane County artists in recognition of their impact on the local economy. Nearly $100,000 has been generated for artists to-date.

Let's Talk About It - Suicide Prevention Awareness Show

September 10, 2017

“Let’s Talk About It” is an art show for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month/Day in September (september 10th being the official awareness day)! Here are some of the details:

Exhibit Information: The event will be focused on suicide specifically in youth and young adults. 12 artists will each create pieces representative of the difficulties they faced in middle school and high school - a time when emotion regulation becomes difficult, bullying and "othering" is part of the norm, exploration of identities becomes a major part of your experience, and people often begin to experience thoughts of suicide, depression and self-harm. Artists will be in attendance and a part of the conversation about mental health and suicide awareness and prevention alongside leaders from organizations working to create awareness and works towards prevention in the community at large. We will also be bringing in a spoken word performance with artists having the opportunity to share pieces of their story through their words and/or music as well as will host a round table discussion for people to ask questions, share their thoughts, experiences and concerns and talk about how we come together as a community to support people affected by suicide. 


August 19, 2017

See the complete 100 days projects from Christy Grace, Ashley Lusietto and Smere Tactics. 
Follow projects on Instagram
Christy Grace's #100daysofscribblesketch
Ashley Lusietto's #100daysofthread
Smere Tactics' #100daysofcontrolledchaos ( also on YouTube)

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Cello By Megan , Radish, Geoff Wood And Adel Ardalan

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