BETHEL — BAAM’s (Bethel Area Arts and Music) fifth Art Market was held on Saturday at The Philbrook Place parking lot.

Kate Webb, BAAM coordinator said, “The BAAM Art Market was born out of the pandemic. We wanted to provide an opportunity to local artists who may have struggled during the pandemic to sell their work. We didn’t want to hold the large Art Fair on the common while Covid was still rampant so we opted for a smaller affair that connected with more of Downtown Bethel.”

The artists selling their wares were, Puzzle Mountain Glassworks; Mattie Rose Art; Repant! Totes; Photographer Rex Holsapple; artist, Jane E. Hathaway; Andrew Hoagland Artwork; Shipyard Sculptures; Artists in Motion Apparel; Heather Carver & Friends; YOUniquely MEcycled; Apple Shade Woodworks; ME Colby: and Mt. Crescent Crafts.

Musicians who performed for an hour each were: Jazz Pianist, Izzy Chase; Blues Guitarist, Maya Best; Singer/Songwriter Joy Paris; Singer/Guitarist Lindsy Anne; Singer, Ainsley Rosenberg-Brown; and Singer, mandolin player, guitarist, Tony Garcia.

Last year they held two fairs in the summer and one on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. “We gambled with the weather and had to close up early due to the cold.” This year they plan to hold a Winter Market at the Bethel Inn Event Center on Saturday, November 26th and are looking for artists and crafters to join.

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