Staff Report


This month, Elverhoj Museum of History and Art in Solvang is hosting a “Makers Market” each Saturday before Christmas. A curated group of talented artisans from area studios and workshops will showcase and sell their handmade goods at The Market. Shoppers can browse the handcrafted gifts and wares on Dec. 11 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

“Makers Market is an opportunity to meet talented local artisans and crafters while shopping handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts, all made locally and sustainably,” said Elverhoj Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates. “There will be a variety of handmade works with a wide range of prices.”

The Makers Market debuted on Dec. 4 with wood crafts by Scott Bruhn, jewelry by Diana Paul, gifts and hand dyed scarves by Emily Abello, and Lori McConnell’s jewelry and paper gifts.

The following Saturday, Dec. 11, will showcase four artisans: Georganne Alex and her art-wear bags and scarves, Kristen Bates with her Danish-inspired and beaded jewelry, Mary Ann Manmone’s functional needle arts, and Mark Infanti’s turned and hand-carved wood crafts. 

Makers Market concludes Dec. 18 with Syd McCutcheon’s modern take on folk arts and crafts, ceramics by Shelley Nakano, and Mary Stanley’s fiber arts for all ages.

Market guests are invited to browse the Museum Store and the selection of modern- and heritage-inspired goods and gifts, many exclusive to Elverhoj. There will be weekly store specials and holiday discounts.

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art is located at 1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang. For more information, visit or phone (805) 686-1211.