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By Natalie Betz
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A group of artists will gather to present and sell their artwork on the streets of Iowa City at their annual market in spirit of the holiday season. Iowa City Eastside Artists and Peaceworks are hosting a market where they will sell a wide variety of original local art.

The artists work to honor their motto, “Local art from hand and heart.”

This weekend the Iowa City Eastside Artists Market will take over the Masonic Building, 312 E College, to help artists bring their artwork to the Iowa City area.

The market will include wood work, ceramics, textiles, paper art, photography, clothing, and jewelry, said Laurie Haag, collective member of Iowa City Eastside Artists.

“What makes our market different than a thieve market is that we do all of the work amongst ourselves,” Haag said.

Some of the artists include Spencer Smith, who specializes in woodworking, Ansel Cummings in organic mandala art and apparel, Lucy David in books, painting, scarves, and cards, amongst many others.

A few guest artists include Amy Dobrian, who works with origami ornaments and décor, cards, and prints; Ulpi Gonzalez, who specializes in painting, photography, and cards; and includes several other artists: Erica Gooding, Ritu Jain, Nancy Mayfield, and Marilyn Moore.

The Eastside Artists try to create a more intimate atmosphere, so it does not feel overwhelming like some street fairs, Haag said.

“It’s a fun show to hang out at,” Haag explained. “It’s a reunion of some sorts, since you are talking to friends and drinking coffee.”

The group was started 25 years ago, and includes about 20 members, Haag said.

“It’s a unique collaborative nature that’s locally produced, and contributes to the community.”

What: Iowa City Eastside Artists Market

Where: E College St.

When: 8a.m. – 5p.m., Dec. 8-Dec. 10

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