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Artisan Collective Batavia to head outdoors to complement farmers market

BATAVIA – The 2020 Artisan Collective kicks off June 20 on North River Street in downtown Batavia.

Located at River and Spring streets, at the north end of the Batavia Farmers' Market, the Artisan Collective sets up monthly, June through October, on the third Saturday morning of each month.

Local artisans will sell handmade goods such as soap, candles, jewelry, art and other creations from 8 a.m. to noon.

Event co-chairs Kristen Desler and Bonnie Baumgartner have pulled together an impressive group of 12 to 15 vendors each month, a news release stated.

"We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to share local art with our community and provide a platform for this talented group of vendors," Desler said in the release.

The collective welcomes the following 13 participants this month.

Favour Jewelry - Handcrafted chainmaille and precious stone jewelry

Lydia's Lovelies - Hand-crocheted, knit and woven items that include clothing, accessories and home decor

Hemp Club Jewelry + Boho Earth Headbands - Handcrafted flower crowns and jewelry

Miniature Gardens Bee & Dee - Small personal gardens, terrariums and handmade Hypertufa pots and small houses

The Picker Sisters - Mostly vintage items, including repurposed household furniture, vintage costume jewelry and vintage Ball pump jars.

BrandySparks - One-of-a-kind metal, leather and stone jewelry

TodaysETC - Handmade artisan soaps and bath/body products, as well as handmade wooden signs and home decor

A Girl & Her Pug Woodworks - Handcrafted cutting boards and charcuterie trays

ChickaDee Clays - Ceramic mugs, bowls, berry bowls, spoon rests, juicers and decorative pieces

Hex Poetry Apothecary - Floral-scented handcrafted books of poetry, love potions, handcrafted spells for self-care, trauma dream first aid kits, care packages with soothing poems and pep talks, tarot readings, feminist pins, and love poems on real flowers

Uneek - T-shirts, window, wall and car decals, including graduation, wood signs, as well as face masks including for people with impaired hearing

Due South Design - Batavia-themed flour sack towels, wine glasses and barn wood signs and a variety of vintage goods

Kittens of Industry - Small to medium paintings on canvas, wood, and hand-cut wooden shapes, prints and hand-pressed buttons of original art work, resin pendants, and recycled record bowls.

The Artisan Collective Batavia is sponsored by All of Us. It is 100% volunteer led and driven, with all proceeds benefiting Batavia MainStreet (downtownbatavia.com). For more information, visit Artisan Collective Batavia at facebook.com/ArtisanCollectiveBatavia.

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