If you go:
When: April 30–May 2 and May 7–9
Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Where: The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo
Beehive Bazaar, a biannual art and craft show that opens Thursday at The Startup Building in Provo, features more than 100 local vendors selling unique, quality handmade goods — everything from jewelry and vinyl to couture cupcakes and fine art.
The owners and organizers of Beehive Bazaar — Noelle Olpin, Beccy Craig and Richard Bingham (respectively known as Noelle O Designs, Aspera Jewelry, and Moss Terrarium) — highlighted 10 of the show’s unique gift offerings that should span the range of moms everywhere to find just the right gift.
This year will be the show’s first in its new location on the bottom floor of The Startup Building. Olpin said the 5,000-square-foot space is a perfect fit for the show’s artisan vibe along with ample parking and close proximity to the FrontRunner station and the weekly Thursday night food truck roundup.
“This was such a treat to find out that the bottom was opening up,” Olpin said. “We’re really, really excited about it. Several of our artists’ studios are in the area. That whole neighborhood is part of the revival to south Provo, and we’re really excited to be a part of that.”
Beehive Bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 30–May 2 and May 7–9 (closes at 8 p.m. Saturdays) at The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo. Some vendors are showing only one of the two weekends. To see the full vendor list, visit BeehiveBazaar.com.
1. Bread baking pot
Joe Bennion of Horseshoe Mountain Pottery elevates bread baking to an art form with his bread-baking pots. The beautiful lidded pots help bread bake with an artisanal flair.
2. Original art work (priced under $300)
Utah Valley has a thriving art scene, and the 15 or so local artists at Beehive Bazaar run the gamut from fresh faces to established names who either dabbled in a different medium or opted to sell their works for a fraction of what it would cost from a gallery. Artists to watch include Hayley Neuenswander of HAYNEUE, the Barney family — Dan, Cass, Sunshine, Fiona and Tallulah — selling under Cassandra Barney Art and Noah Kershisnik of Made by Knoahk.
3. Letterpress cards
Find fresh, beautiful letterpress creations for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other special occasions from Winnie Press and the artist behind the cards, Meredith Hendricks.
4. Stylish kitchen goods
Serve in style with powder-coated silverware and other kitchen goods from Nichole Huntington of Cavalcade.
5. Fun vintage finds
If the right “something new” is actually something old, then there are a few vintage vendors with a knack for curating amazing vintage jewelry, clothes and decor. Check out Vintage Fern, Maeberry Vintage and 3 Dotters Vintage Market.
A highlight of every Beehive Bazaar is its array of accessories. This year check out the feminine jewelry in gold and silver by Melissa Lisonbee of Voulez Designs. If vintage is more your cup of tea, watch for what Rachel Schutz of Darlybird has created with her amazing earrings and other jewelry.
7. Succulent terrariums
Beehive Bazaar co-owner Richard Bingham of Moss Terrarium turns succulent plants into works of art with his tiny concrete planters and glass terrariums. Especially beautiful are the concrete planters with a pop of gold leaf.
8. Quote prints
Looking for just the right words to add inspiration to a gallery wall? Ashley Isenhour of Ike Studio, Annie Mertlich of Wildfield Paper Co. and Laura Miller of You Doll Design give shape, color and beauty to sayings that will brighten any day.
9. Amazing flavors of jam
Say goodbye to safe old standbys like strawberry. Anne Scott of Anne Made Jam cooks up “the most delicious, creatively amazing flavors in the world” in her Springville kitchen, Olpin said. The best part? Samples are available for her wild creations like cranberry habanero.
10. Fairy garden kits and accessories
Get lost in the fantastical fairy world created by Candice Neff of Plum Scrumptious. Mix and match items to make a fairy garden that’s one of a kind.
11. Handmade soap
Bonus: Homemade chocolates
Indulge in truffles, salted caramels and peanut butter balls made with love by yours truly, Christa’s Chocolates.