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The Harding Bazaar

Celebrating Harding artists

The Bazaar was an incredible success. Thank you to Harding University, our vendors, the bands, and all of our volunteers for making this possible. This blog will continue to function so customers can find some of the vendors that were showcased at the event and in hope that it will becomes a yearly tradition.

Thank you for helping us celebrate the fantastic talent we have at Harding University.

-Calea Bakke, event director


The Harding Bazaar will be held Saturday, April 9th from 11 AM to 4 PM in the field in front of the Reynolds building at the corner of E Park and Burks Drive on Harding’s campus.

The Bazaar is pleased to feature over 20 Harding students and faculty at this year’s event. Check back here for artist and band profiles.

Featured Vendors:


Epoca- Claire Lifsey

IX Designs/ She Dances

Delusions of Grandeur- Bonnie Marberry

Daniel Adams Ink- Daniel Adams

Gryphon’s Eyrie Chainmail Gifts- Thomas and Jennyfer Austin

Buttons and Bows- Melody Hastings and Caitlin Johnson

Puppetsmiles- Martina Eddy and Justin Smith

Fresh Frills- Liv Hawkins and Lisa Wagar

Letters By Emily- Emily Owens

Handiwork- Paige Walton

Little Knitables- Katie Staley

The Silver Medalist- Timothy Harless

Beverly Austin- Portraits

The Paper Garden- Laura Edwards

Featured Musicians:

The Emancipastries

The Abigails

Read more about the Harding Bazaar on The Link.

Check out our facebook page.

Read about the Bazaar in Harding’s Press Release.

A graphic designer at Harding Press with a love of folding origami flowers, Laura Edward is the creator of The Paper Garden.

With a variety of colors and patterns to choice from, paper flowers make great gifts, wedding favors, and decorations.

Order a bouquet in your club colors or use them as centerpieces at a wedding reception. I also make a variety or origami boxes that make great party or wedding favors. Tiny flowers, hearts or stars brighten up tables at a dinner party. Origami art has adorned homes and palaces for centuries, and I am happy to share my work with you!

Professor of drawing, anatomy, and advanced painting at Harding University, Beverly Austin is this year’s portrait painter for the Harding Bazaar.

With a teaching career at Harding University spanning from 1993 to the present, Beverly also taught K-12 art for 14 years. A Harding graduate on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, she has also studied with several professional portrait artists in the U.S. and Italy and has been the proprietor of an art studio and a frame shop.  She regularly enters exhibits and has won a number of awards in competitions in the U.S.

Beverly will be available to draw portraits at the Harding Bazaar.

The Harding Bazaar is proud to present the Abigails. Recently featured at the Burksy’s, The Abigails will be preforming at the Bazaar on April 9th.

The Abigails:

Barret Swims: vox, guitar.

Jared Dryden: guitar, vox.

Kelton Schleyer: bass, vox.

Ben Arthur: drums.

The four men who comprise The Abigails come from diverse backgrounds, musically, but have come together to write and perform refreshingly original music.

The Harding Bazaar is proud to present the Emancipastries. This talented trio will take the stage as one of the featured artists on April 9th at the Harding Bazaar.

Ryan Hicks

Ethan Bundy

Christian Yoder

Check them out on facebook:

A senior at Harding and a vendor at this year’s Harding Bazaar, Timothy Harless is the Silver Medalist.  He specializes in re-purposing tea and coffee pots into electric lamps.

Although he enjoys recycling and recreating a wide variety of things, Timothy especially enjoys giving antique tea pots new life.

Harding student Katie Staley creates hand knit items ranging from small decor and household items to clothing and more.

Hand-knitted clothing, accessories, toys, and anything else you can dream up!
Mostly made-to-order, but some things can be sold as is.

Custom commissions are always welcome!


A knitted cowl. Cowl's are fantastic. They keep you so warm and don't have the hassle of a full length scarf. This particular cowl has two buttons to hold it on.

These earmuffs are the softest, warmest, and most comfortable earmuffs you will ever wear. They keep the wind out and cover your whole ear. Great for days when you don't want a hat mussing up your hair!

Harding senior and the creator of Handiwork, Paige Walton is working towards her BFA in Painting with teacher licensure.  She plans on selling paintings, pottery, prints, and photos at this year’s Bazaar.

Check out her blog at


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