Create a Beaded Leather Bracelet at the Free Make-and-Take at the Maker’s Market!
Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District is partnering with the Future Forge and various community groups and artists to offer an arts and cultural experience to residents of Grant county. Make-and-Take activities will be from 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday at the Maker’s Market at Main Street Plaza, May through October.
On Saturday, May 22, Kelly Johnson will help you create a Beaded Leather Bracelet. Kelly Johnson is an artist, designer, and creative explorer from Cape Cod, MA. She can be found at the Dragonfly Studio on the corner of Texas and Yankie Streets in the historic arts and cultural district of Silver City. Her art is displayed along side the creations of over 30 other local artists. Kelly loves to paint, work with leather and copper, create fiber art, and explore new avenues of creativity. Her passion is to inspire others to explore their creativity as well.
The Future Forge is providing the space for the Make and Take table at the Maker’s Market, held May through October on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Main Street Plaza in downtown Silver City.
This table will be used to offer free, family oriented activities for residents of Grant county. Silver City MainStreet offers a small stipend for supplies in addition to a table and chairs.
The purpose is to provide an arts and cultural experience for youth and families. Art experiences are not readily available in Grant county, and this is a great opportunity for youth to experience art and see Makers selling their work at the Maker’s Market. It makes art more relevant, especially as a way to earn income.
The Silver City Art Association will be offering Make-and-Takes and has gone above and beyond, scheduling most of the Saturdays with artists from their organization. The Silver City Art Association is a non-profit organization of galleries, studios, and independent artists celebrating and supporting visual arts in Silver City, NM through promotion, events and education. They may be best known for the Red Dot Weekend at the Galleries.
All activities will be held in accordance with COVID safe practices. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. To find out more information, please contact Charmeine@silvercitymainstreet.com.
The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City that is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com to learn more.