Lisa Marie Sipe's encaustic work at The Workhouse.

Do It Yourself


My husband is awesome with a sewing machine. He’s made upcycled bike pannier bags, tote bags, mittens, and more for holiday gifts. Together we’ve made chalkboard mugs and home made dog biscuits for friends and I often give people upcycled jewelry I’ve made.  Of course if you plan on making stuff yourself you need to get a move on it as the holidays are quickly approaching.  Lucky for us THIS weekend there are at least 3 local handmade marketplaces happening. So you get to support local artists and creatives while getting some green holiday shopping done.

Buy Local, Buy Handmade

Buying from local artists supports our local economy and conserves resources. Items are made right here in Central Oregon, not shipped from overseas. They often choose materials that are also local and sustainable, and that money stays here in Central Oregon, instead of padding the pockets of corporate CEO’s.

This weekend is your chance to support local artists and buy handmade! Saturday & Sunday December 10th & 11th there are lots of options to buy from Bend creatives of many kinds.

Saturday there will be a FREE SHUTTLE going to all 3 of these unique marketplaces. Catch it at the stop that is closest to where you live. If you missed the show, you can still find a ton of local products from The Workhouse throughout the holiday shopping season.

Photograph features encaustic work by local artist Lisa Marie Sipe. You can find her work at The Workhouse.


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