Holiday Pop Up Market
3 Mondays before Christmas: December 4, 11, and 18 from 6–9 pm
Viva Wine Bar — 110 East Church St. Anderson, SC 29624
Looking for a place to get beautiful, locally made, and sustainable gifts for the holidays? We've got you covered! From unique jewelry pieces, quality children’s clothing, and fine art photography, to potted gardens, locally roasted coffee, and more! We have invited some of the most brilliant local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs we know to help you bring home something unique this year! Join us at Viva Anderson each Monday before Christmas for a glass of wine and an opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting local businesses!
MEET OUR VENDORS:
Talin Hohn — Metalsmith and Enamelist
Art gives form to the imagination, for the creator, the voyeur and in the case of jewelry, the wearer. Talin’s imagination is intrigued by the process of fusing and forming an idea into a piece of wearable art. She uses grains of glass, precious metal and stones to study light, line, color and form in a single expression of adornment.
Her inspiration comes from the world around her, the curve of a cheek, the detail of a carving or the bend in a branch. And inspirations for color, the possibilities surround her.
Jewelry has been worn for 75,000 years and the earliest examples of cloisonné date back to the Byzantine Empire. Talin loves that her work is worn. It goes out into the world and adds beauty and interest to the person who wears it. And the wearer becomes the Gallery for her art.
Talin grew up in Atlanta, GA in an environment that supported her artistic journey. She spent her childhood drawing and painting and at 17, took a cloisonné class taught by master enamellist, Ricky Frank. After the class, Talin worked as his apprentice every summer and holiday while in college.
She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in Art History and took her first official art class at Georgia State in Metalsmithing. Talin’s instructor, Richard MaFong, taught her that metal was a viable art medium with limitless possibilities. Her father, an architect, played a strong role in her life. Metals allow Talin to explore her architectural influences by designing and building structures to support her cloisonné/enamel pieces.
Talin’s other medium, enamel, let’s her play with light, color and dimension. When glass flows and fuses to metal it is an amazing and humbling process. She is not in complete control of a piece but a witness to the life it has. Talin loves that enamels surprise her and respects the history of the medium while exploring it’s contemporary possibilities.
Little Potato is a classic baby and children's shop with a modern twist. Located in downtown Anderson, Little Potato sells quality clothing, accessories, and educational toys for the little potato in your life!
Little Potato is owned by Lindsay Abbott, who is also a practicing school psychologist, wife and mom of an adventurous 3 year old. Lindsay began Little Potato out of a passion for beautiful clothing and well designed children's toys that encourage play and creativity. She gets so much joy from finding creators that are making incredible goods and bringing those goods to the Anderson community.
300 South Main St. Anderson, South Carolina
Erin Hughes — Fine Art Photography
“I do not want to lose the sense of beauty and wonder that accompanies a child’s view of the world.”
Erin’s art is a constant pursuit to maintain our connection to beauty and wonder while also acknowledging our separation from them. Each photograph is chosen as the base for an encaustic piece because there is some element of the image that resonates with this feeling of separation. Encaustic medium is the physical representation of it in her work. However, Erin’s goal with photo encaustic and cold wax medium is to reach the point where the wax begins to blend into the photograph and one is drawn into the scene rather than away from it. The boundary between the viewer and the image becomes fluid and translucent. Erin works with the layers of wax and the original image to converge ideas of color, texture and line.
Erin has been mesmerized by art supply stores for as long as she can remember. She could spend hours going down every aisle imagining all of the potential stacked on those shelves. Erin began her study of film photography in high school with a unique advanced placement art elective that allowed her full access to a darkroom. She was hooked from the very first day and continued working with film through college and graduate school. Erin met her husband, Cary, in college. They were married in 2000 and returned to South Carolina in 2006 (with a two year old in tow). In 2011, as a mother to three girls and wife to a very supportive husband, she began to give any extra time and energy she had towards her fine art photography. In 2016, Erin began to merge the art of encaustic and cold wax painting with her photographs. Once again she is walking the aisles of an art supply store, but now walks out with paints in hand as she hopes to realize her potential and add something beautiful to the world around her.
Donna R. LeBrun — Landscape Designer
“Bringing Southern Hospitality through Landscape Design”
Donna graduated from the University of Florida in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. She worked as a landscape designer for an architecture firm in Northeast Florida, with a focus on residential and large-scale neighborhood projects, including planting plans for entryways, amenity centers, model homes, and common spaces. She established LeBrun Designs, Inc. in 2007 upon the birth of her first child and focuses on residential and commercial properties. Donna and her family moved to Anderson, South Carolina in April 2012 and has established her design presence in the Upstate.
In 2009, Donna started potted gardens as a way to further connect with clients with entry gardens for their residential or commercial use. Her work with potted gardens varies greatly in scale from large containers to miniature gardens. It is a green alternative for floral gift-giving and has also evolved into a successful platform for hosting social and workshop events.
She LOVES plants and sharing her passion with adults and children. One of her biggest loves is getting children excited about plants. She has led the Concord Elementary Garden Club since 2015 and was instrumental in the installation in the schools' ABC Garden in April 2015. She has also enjoyed being a guest speaker at several Upstate garden clubs, hosting discussions on new concepts in garden design and developing community interest in garden projects.
Bridge City Coffee
“Building value and hope in people through coffee”
Bridge City Coffee is a roastery and future shop in the Upstate of South Carolina. They believe coffee can be more than just a warm caffeinated drink—It's a tangible way to build community and give purpose. They plan to eventually open a coffee shop where they will provide job opportunities to underserved youth in our community. Until then, Bridge City Coffee will be operating a pop-up bar around the upstate, fulfilling online orders through their website, and providing wholesale offerings to local organizations. Follow us them on Instagram @bridgecitycoffee to stay updated on their pop-up schedule!