Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Beehive Baazar, Back in Provo!

Earlier this year I was talking to Noelle Olpin--co-founder of the Beehive Baazar--we were dreaming up ways we could bring the BB back to Provo, where it belongs. After a brief excursion to Thanksgiving Point last year the BB is back in Provo this year in the Women's Center! I couldn't be happier about it. Thanks Noelle, Molly and Duane for finding a way to make it work.

Another brilliant feature? A $4 charge for the late night Thursday shopping. It's usually mayhem and a cover charge is a smart way to weed out those who are serious about their BB shopping experience. See you there!

New to the Beehive Bazaar? Here is their press release:

Always Unique, Only Handmade & Continually The Best
It’s got the frenetic energy of a punk show, the culture of an art gallery, the community of your local farmers market, oh and lest we forget, a superlative shopping experience that is truly unparalleled anywhere in the state—it’s Utah’s own, independent arts and crafts festival, the Beehive Bazaar.
For seven years and fourteen shows, Noelle Olpin, Molly Call and Duane Call have hosted the bi-annual show providing a stage for local artists and crafters to share their unique, handmade wares with the community.

“We’re selective” says Molly Call, “If we’re going to include something in the show, it’s got to be unique, quality, handmade and most of all something we’d want to buy—it’s not about quantity, it’s about showcasing the very best, every time.”
In addition, Noelle Olpin says, “We focus on keeping a balance of new vendors and Bazaar veterans so each show maintains an air of familiarity and comfort spiked with plenty of surprise.”
This season the Beehive Bazaar will be held at the Women’s Center in Provo Utah, “It’s always been a place where the community has gathered—it’s at the heart of the town, close to the park, the city pool and the baseball field. We love supporting local culture, and think it’s the perfect place.” Duane Call said.

The Winter 2010 vendors offer a wide variety of arts and crafts including paintings, prints, jewelry, glass, paper, felt, glass, ceramics, bags, skirts, aprons, dolls, cards, home d├ęcor, ornaments, jams, cookies, cupcakes and oh-so much more. This season’s vendors include:

Alma and Mike Loveland
Amber Perks
Amy Elise Feisthamel
Amy Redden
Andy Chase
Anne Scott
Annie Kershisnik Blake
Annie Wheeler
Arinn Aanderud
Ashley Giessing
Ashley Isenhour
Ashley Mae Hoiland
Beccy Bingham
Bren Jackson
Candace J. Andersen
Caroline Drake
Carrie Poulsen
Colette Yarro
Colt Bowden
Dallas Russell
Dave Hamilton
Debbie Thompson
Emily Cooper
Emily King
Eva & friends
Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Wakeland and Heather Van Dam
Jessica Berrett
Jessie Huish
Jill Swensen
Julie Gillrie
Kanani Hayes
Keri Rainock
Krista Schmitz and Shelly Perkins
Leia Bell
Luze Howse
Lynlee Price
Mari Spiker
Melanie Elyse Brewster
Michael Phipps
Michelle Rasmussen
Monica Dennis
Morag Kawaskai
Nicole Choules
Nikki Jackson
Paula Hogan
Rachel Schutz
Samantha Kelly
Sonya Evans
Stacey Foster
Steve & Michelle Hunt
Susan Petersen
Suzanne Clements
Suzi Bates
Tami Thornton
The Estes Girls
Tonya Vistaunet
Trista Millette
Zoe Jacobson & Jeremy Josephson

Visit to learn more about the artists, preview what they’ll have to offer and learn how to get involved yourself—the Bazaar is always scouting new talent.

The Beehive Bazaar dates, times and location:

- Thursday, December 2, 9PM – 12AM
   Entry fee of $4, Thursday evening only
- Friday, December 3, 10AM – 10PM
- Saturday, December 4, 10AM – 8PM
- The Provo Women’s Center | 310 West 500 North

For additional information please email us at

I am Courtney Kendrick and bring on the BB!
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