Oktoberfest artisans

In order to make the 2021 Oktoberfest as safe as possible for guests, staff and volunteers, museum leadership made some important changes to the festival layout, to help spread crowds out over a larger area and reduce congestion. The biggest change this year involved eliminating the two large, enclosed artisan tents. 

It was a very difficult decision to remove the tents and not have any artisans at the 2021 Oktoberfest, as this has been a core part of the festival since its inception 50 years ago. These tents are enclosed, to provide protection and security for the artisans’ wares, and as a result are not well ventilated. These tents are typically crowded throughout the weekend, and not a safe environment for guests, staff and vendors, given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

The size & layout of the festival grounds does not easily allow for spreading the artisan vendors out over a larger area, and there was not an equitable way to reduce the number of artisan vendors at Oktoberfest. This change also allowed moving several food vendors in the food court and other vendor booths near the main festival tent, to further open up more space on the museum grounds and reduce congestion.

Support the 2021 Artisans

We do understand how important festivals like Oktoberfest are to the livelihood of our artisan partners. We’ve provided a list below of the artisans who would have been at the 2021 Oktoberfest, along with links to their websites, social media pages or online stores where available. We encourage you to shop and support all of these artisans.

We look forward to getting back to normal and welcoming all of our artisans back to Oktoberfest in 2022!

Support the 2021 Artisan Vendors

Ceramic
Elizabeth & Gregory Dearth
Visit Facebook Page

Amy & Mark McGraw
Artistic Earth Pottery
Visit Etsy Store

Stan Baker
Highers Pottery Studio
Visit Etsy Store

Fiber
Deb Hampton
Urban Reclaimed

Deb Poplasky
Stage Struck Puppets
Visit Facebook Page

Lindsay Jean-Marie
Visit Website

Glass
Kathryn Woodruff
All About Glass Art

Dustin Wagner
Nyminal Glass
Visit Website

Dennis Walker & Stephanie Bieser
Studio 446
Visit Website

Shelly Knupp
Fused Glass Creations LLC
Visit Facebook Page

Josh Merritt
JLM Glass Studio LLC
Visit Website

Leather
Liz Stutzman
Vintageliz
Visit Facebook Page

Angela Barth & Kara Conard
Jobelle Designs

Metalworking
Paul Mason
Mason Welding
Visit Website

Ron Headings
Headings Arts
Visit Website
Visit Facebook Page

Other
Heidi Sippel
Sippel Steins
Visit Website

Kim Shelton
MyPaintedLadies
Visit Website

Jewelry
Bart Ziegler
Ziegler Designs, LLC

Herb Brown
Golden Reign Jewelry
Visit Website

Bianca Gedeon
Golden Reign Jewelry
Visit Website

Lauren Blackwell
Beaded Journeys by Lauren
Visit Website

Sharon & Bob Spry
Air Delights

Humberto Hernandez
Humberto’s Designs
Visit Website

Daina Dickens
Dna by Daina
Visit Website

Jo Anne Vincent
Italiano Accessories by Design
Visit Website

Benjamin Jordan

Lou Frederick & Laura MacNaughton
Danladi Designs
Visit Website
Visit Etsy Store

Gabriela Pickett-Mosier & Severa Mwiza
Missing Peace Art Space
Visit Website

Mary Kay Moore
Mary Kay Originals

David Brand & Sandra Picciano-Brand
Mythic Silver
Visit Etsy Store

Liz Elliott

Heather Smotzer
Heather Smotzer Jewelry
Visit Website

Lisa Adkinson
Visit Website

Tess & Dale Yeager
Haegtessa’s Art

Michael Bonardi
Trittello
Visit Website

Mixed Media
Peter & Tapiwa Rujuwa
UniqueRockArt
Visit Website

Kate Morgan
Kate Morgan imagedesign
Visit Website

Robert Walker
RW2 Gallery
Visit Website

Ping & Ray Yang
Nature Green

Valerie Jones
Portage Embellished Handbags
Visit Website

John Lee
Clohn Art
Visit Website

 

Painting
Annette Poitau
Visit Website

Ashley Sullivan
Visit Website

Kevin McNeeley
Art Expressions
Visit Website

Andrea Pelfrey
The Gilded Rose Studio

Photography
Dan Cleary
Cleary Creative Photography
Visit Website

Ron Mellott
The Nature Gallery
Visit Website

Eric Wright
Fly Wright Photography
Visit Website

Jeffrey Smith
Art of Frozen Time
Visit Website

Dan Tye
Dan Tye Photography
Visit Website

Chris Zenger
Visit Website

Daniel Powers
Powers Photography
Visit Website

Woodworking
Tom Meehan Stahl
Stahl Bowls
Visit Website

Denise Brooks
TurnAway
Visit Website

Lon Baker
Lon Baker – Wood Joiner

Barry Todd

Chris Wakefield
Wildwoods Woodturning

Rachel McFarlane David
Visit Instagram Page

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