Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque landscapes of Wisconsin, the charming village of Mount Horeb is a treasure trove of creativity and craftsmanship. This hidden gem is home to a vibrant community of talented artisans, designers, and makers who pour their heart and soul into their craft. Let’s dive into the world of local makers in Mount Horeb, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the town’s vibrant spirit. Meet a few of our local makers and find opportunities to support local businesses this holiday season:
Bill Lorenz, owner of Black Knight Artisans, located in downtown Mount Horeb makes custom works using wood and acrylic – everything from pieces of furniture to jewelry boxes, charcuterie boards, keychains, and more. To listen to more of Bill’s story, listen in on the Meet Mount Horeb Podcast Episode #2. Visit: www.blackknightartisans.com
Erin Ulrich is the owner of Telsaan Tea, located on Main Street, right in downtown Mount Horeb. Listen in as Erin talks to us about her business, what her creative process is like, and what’s she’s learned over the years as a small business owner on Epsiode #3 of the Meet Mount Horeb Podcast.
Telsaan Tea, 108 E Main St, Mount Horeb
Kelly Leschisin is the co-owner of Forward Apparel and KELLA Design, along with KELLA, a boutique shop located on Main Street, in downtown Mount Horeb. Kelly talks to us about her businesses, which she co-owns with her husband Joe, about their creative process, how their pieces go from idea to production, and how they turned their passion and creativity into a Main Street shop that celebrates makers from around Wisconsin in Episode #4 of the Meet Mount Horeb Podcast.
KELLA, 118 E Main St, Suite 1, Mount Horeb
Linda Winther owns SIFT & Winnow, a jewelry studio and boutique shop located on Main Street in downtown Mount Horeb. In Episode #5 of the Meet Mount Horeb Podcast, Linda talks to us about her background as a local maker, how her creative process evolved over time, and what led her to open her shop on Main Street.
SIFT & Winnow, 110 E Main St, Mount Horeb
To meet more local makers, tune in to the Meet Mount Horeb Podcast. Meet Mount Horeb introduces listeners to the Mount Horeb area in beautiful south central Wisconsin. Hosted by the Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce, the podcast interviews local business professionals, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and more. Each episode spotlights a unique part of the Mount Horeb area, highlighting what makes the Mount Horeb area a great place to live, work, visit, and start or grow a business. Listen in here!
Mount Horeb sponsors several events that highlight local makers where you can come and explore and meet the makers. Check out these upcoming events to meet and support local makers:
Discover the Magic of Trollidays in Charming Mount Horeb, Wisconsin!
Get ready to embark on an enchanting holiday adventure like no other! Mount Horeb’s trolls, warmly invite you to join the festivities and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the most whimsical way possible – Trollidays! Enjoy a quirky twist on holiday traditions in the Troll Capital of the World–from unique shopping experiences to warm and cozy hospitality plus live music, entertainment, magical lighting displays and window decorations, and Santa’s special visits, there’s something for the whole family. Read more about Trollidays here.
Join in the fun for the 11th year of this holiday tradition! Enjoy shopping local makers’ wares, listen to holiday caroling, have dinner, and win raffle prizes all in a charming, historic setting. RSVP on Facebook
Immerse yourself into a good ‘old fashioned Christmas just down the road in Paoli, WI.
Nostalgia awaits you throughout the beautifully restored Creamery in this treasured small town – the perfect setting for this season’s greetings.
We truly value the important art of mindful living and taking time to slow down and enjoy the warmth and celebrations this festive time of year brings. We hope you’ll join us for some hot buttered rum, mulled wine, or a delicious eggnog around our vintage inspired Christmas celebration along the Sugar River.
Come make Yuletide traditions with us and create the magic of Christmas!
Art Fair- July 2024
Join us at the 53rd Mount Horeb Annual Art Fair, where the community’s vibrant and skilled makers gather to showcase their incredible creations. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of artistry and craftsmanship while directly supporting local artists.
Discover a wide array of artistic mediums, from stunning paintings and sculptures to intricate ceramics, textiles, and beyond. Engage with the artists themselves, learning about their creative process, inspirations, and the stories behind their unique works. Every purchase you make at the fair goes a long way in empowering these makers and nurturing their passion.
By supporting local makers, you contribute to the flourishing arts scene in Mount Horeb and help preserve the traditions and skills that make this community so special. Whether you’re looking to adorn your home with one-of-a-kind pieces or find the perfect gift for a loved one, the Mount Horeb Annual Art Fair has something to captivate every art lover’s heart. Plus yummy food vendors, live music, and more!
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest- September 2024
At the Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, you’ll have the opportunity to sample an impressive selection of handcrafted beers from the finest local breweries. From crisp lagers to hop-forward IPAs and rich stouts, there’s a brew to satisfy every palate. Chat with the passionate brewers themselves, as they share the stories behind their unique creations and offer insights into their brewing techniques.
Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, surrounded by like-minded beer enthusiasts, live entertainment, and mouthwatering food options to pair with your favorite brews. As you indulge in the flavors and aromas of Mount Horeb’s finest craft beers, you’ll be supporting and celebrating the local breweries that make our community so special.
The Thirsty Troll Brew Fest is not just a celebration of great beer; it’s a chance to support the talented brewers who pour their hearts into every pint. By attending this event, you directly contribute to the growth and success of our local breweries, helping them thrive in an ever-evolving craft beer landscape.
Fall Village Market- October 2024
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of creativity, community, and supporting local talent at the Fall Village Market in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin! This vibrant event brings together a curated selection of talented makers, artisans, and vendors, showcasing their unique creations and celebrating the spirit of craftsmanship.
Stroll through the bustling market, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of handmade goods, artisanal crafts, and locally sourced products. From exquisite jewelry and accessories to beautifully crafted home decor, clothing, and beyond, there’s something for everyone at this diverse marketplace.
What sets the Fall Village Market apart is the opportunity to engage directly with the makers themselves. Chat with passionate artists and artisans, learning about their creative process, inspirations, and the stories behind their one-of-a-kind pieces. With each purchase you make, you’re not only acquiring a special item but also supporting the dreams and aspirations of these talented individuals.
Beyond the incredible array of products, the Fall Village Market offers much more. Indulge in delicious local food and beverages, enjoy live music performances, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere that fills the air. This event is a true celebration of community and the rich tapestry of talent that makes Mount Horeb such a special place.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, may be a small village, but it is home to a thriving community of talented makers. From woodworking and fiber arts to ceramics, metalwork, and craft brewing, the creativity and skill displayed by these artisans are a testament to their dedication and love for their craft. Exploring the works of local makers in Mount Horeb is not only a delightful experience but also an opportunity to support and celebrate the vibrant arts and culture scene that defines this charming town. Plan your visit to the Troll Capital of the World now.