Enjoy the experience of talking with our many well-known Nevada County artisans while admiring fine art and high quality handcrafted items. New people will be joining our popular returning artisans this year, bringing the total to 30, all showing under one roof! You will find a variety of price ranges and something wonderful for everyone on your gift list.
We will also have a gourmet coffee and dessert lounge plus a free Gift Basket drawing! All 30 artisans are local and have been juried for great quality items at reasonable prices. Free admission! For photos of what everyone is selling, visit www.bmanc.com.
Banner Mountain Artisans (BMA) brings together talented artists residing in Nevada County in a co-operative atmosphere to offer quality hand-created products at reasonable prices to an appreciative market. BMA is a “family of artists who support each other, share with one another, have fun together at the meetings and encourage each other at our annual Show.”
Banner Mountain Artisans was started in 2004 by Joan Unter when she asked 16 creative artisans from Grass Valley, Penn Valley and Nevada City to offer their artwork at a holiday show. The first event was held in 6 homes in close proximity on Banner Mountain, Nevada City. More quality artists were added each year, and in 2007 the attendance exceeded all expectations and outgrew the neighborhood.
In 2008 the Banner Mountain Artisans Show and Sale moved to the Elks Lodge on Hwy. 49 in Nevada City where more artisans could be accommodated. The new venue, with a gourmet coffee and dessert cafe, has proven to be very popular with up to 2000 people who attend this free weekend event. Customers appreciate the experience of talking with our many award-winning and well-known artisans in this area while admiring fine art and high quality handcrafted items at one convenient location.