Booth #15 - Ronald McDonald House Charities on Behalf of "Super" Wyatt Walker and the Walker Family of Murphys
This year the Murphys Witch Walk is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California in our fundraising efforts in honor of 9-year old Wyatt Walker of Murphys.
“Super” Wyatt, as he has come to be known due to his resilience to adversity, was diagnosed in December 2021 with Medulloblastoma Brain Cancer, at which time he underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumor from his brain. Over these 10-months, Wyatt continues to receive ongoing treatment, the progress of which you can follow by joining the “Super Wyatt” Facebook group his parents, James and Carrie, set-up for him at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312873447557450
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California have been integral in helping Wyatt and his family, as they stay at Ronald McDonald House accommodations sometimes for as long as 6+ weeks at a time, whenever they have to travel from Murphys to UC Davis for Wyatt to receive treatment. On some of these occasions, the family has to stay in special Ronald McDonald House apartment accommodations due to the fact that Wyatt is immunocompromised.
According to Wyatt’s dad, James, “I can’t think of any one charity that has been more helpful and accomodating to our needs than Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. To have so much stress alleviated when traveling the great distances from Murphys to UC Davis for when Wyatt needs repeated and long term treatment that requires longer than normal hospital stays, has been a blessing.”
The Murphys Witch Walk is grateful that Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California will be participating in the vendor bazaar at the 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk and you can meet their wonderful crew at booth 15 in the Native Sons Hall. Please donate whatever you can.
The Murphys Witch Walk proud and honored to welcome Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California to the event this year and it is with even greater pride we announce we will be donating a portion of raffle and vendor bazaar entry tickets, as well as merchandise sales, to Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California in honor of “Super” Wyatt Walker and the Walker Family.
UPDATE: October 12, 2022: James Walker, Cartoonist, and Super Wyatt’s Dad, has opted to make unscheduled personal appearances throughout the day at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, booth 15, for meet-and-greets, cartooning sessions and to discuss Super Wyatt’s progress. James has told us Super Wyatt himself may, and the keyword here is MAY, depending upon the little guy’s strength and stamina, make an appearance at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California booth 15 for 30 to 45 minutes to pose for pictures sometime in the afternoon after 1 pm.
For additional info about Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California or to make a donation, please visit: https://rmhcnc.org
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Booth #16 & 17 - D's Sinister Sewing. Artists Darrin and Natalie Bardin.
D’s Sinister Sewing makes tote bags, clutches, purses, handbags, masks, pot holders, bread warmers, unisex scrubs, dog toys and clothing and all kinds of other interesting sewn, stitched and fabricated fabric products. Sounds simple enough, right? Au contraire…
Their products are all made from the coolest fabric patterns featuring the most iconic, bizarre, whimsical, humorous and creepiest pop culture imagery imaginable. Their work is serious but their design aesthetic features a sense of humor that has their tongue firmly planted in cheek. Any stylish witch is going to want to pick up a D’s Sinister purse or clutch to complement her outfit.
Darrin Bardin and his lovely wife Natalie of D’s Sinister Sewing have been going strong at creating a wonderful wacky and weird wealth of wearable clothing and accessories for over a year and a half. They’ll be bringing a vast array of diverse designs, as well as spooky season costume jewelry to the Murphys Witch Walk Vendor Bazaar and all of it is destined to fly off the shelves. They’re bringing so much stuff, they are taking two spaces at the vendor bazaar, so come check them out at the Native Sons Hall on booths 16 and 17.
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Booth #18 - The Murphys Witch Walk Step and Repeat Photo Backdrop
You've invested Godknowshowmuch on an incredible costume, hair and make-up for an awesome day and night out with the girls, so here is where you get to document your stellar appearance. Step right up to the Murphys Witch Walk Step-and-Repeat photo mural backdrop and get your picture taken with the rest of your coven, or just your bad self, for photographic evidence that you look marvelous. We'll have staff available to help you take pictures with your smart phone camera. This is a fun and - most importantly - FREE service.
Booth #19 - Black Oak Casino Resort
Located in Tuolumne, California in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills, Black Oak Casino Resort is owned and operated by The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.
The resort encompasses 164,770 square feet of entertainment, including 1,100 slot machines, 22 table games, high limit and smoke-free gaming. Guests can enjoy eight bars and restaurants, live entertainment, a video game arcade and 24-lane bowling alley.
THE HOTEL features 148 luxury rooms and a conference and event center. The RV Park offers 85 full-hookup sites, plus a clubhouse with pool and spa. http://www.blackoakcasino.com
Booth #20 - Lori’s Luminaries. Artist Lori Jordan.
As a small child, Lori grew up in her grandmother's farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. When she turned 19, she moved to California, got married, and raised four beautiful children. Lori is now retired and doing what she loves with her youngest daughter, Brianna.
When Lori and her sister were young, they enjoyed rummaging through their grandmother's old "treasures." They found old magazines, jewelry, clothing and photographs. Through the years, Lori has always been drawn to vintage and old fashioned decor, and now she is putting her own spin on things, literally. You will find an eclectic range of items in her shop, ranging from vintage inspired wall decor to purse charms and more.
For instance, Lori crafts a variety of different novelties from keychains to beaded wine stoppers. Lori also creates beautifully scented candles of assorted fall fragrances, many of which will be on display. Lori also welcomes custom orders on her keychains and shopping bags.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LorisCuriosities
Booth #21 - Elemental Magikk. Artists Catherine and Douglas Gaston.
Catherine offers a detailed explanation about the design intention of one of their staffs. “How do you like to connect with nature? I love a walk in the woods or by a river. Here is one of our new staffs. This staff has a Pine Wood shaft which is said to be imbued with protective energies. Pine enhances endurance: both of the mind and spirit and helps with ‘staying the course’ during difficult times. This staff is topped with a stunning Bloodstone orb and inlaid with pieces of Bloodstone. This beautiful green stone has flecks of red throughout, reminding you of the power within you. Bloodstone is known for helping one to more easily accept change. Bloodstone also helps us to begin recognizing that growth comes through experiencing difficult situations and challenges, which allow us to fear less and see that growth and beauty that can flourish when we overcome adversity.”
The Elemental Magikk website: https://elementalmagikk.com/
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Booth #22 - Beverly Trengove, who established Dem Bones in 2010, has had a long time love affair with Halloween, Day of The Dead, Witchy, Spooky Things and all things that go bump in the night. She love creating fun, spooky and semi-demented new products and that’s shy we like her…
Beverly grew up in a rural area in Northern California and was nurtured in clashing traditions. Hispanic on one side where she attended a bilingual school, participated in Posadas, Bailes Folklórico and building Ofrendas - and uniquely Northern Californian on the other side of the family, with Surfing, Punk Rockers, Vegetarians, and Deadheads. All of this has culminated in her unique perspective of tradition and her addiction to all things Skeleton (Day of the Dead and Halloween).
Beverly has a degree in Applied Art and Design and she spent most of her life as a graphic and packaging designer. After relocating back to Northern California, she reinvented herself and went back to the things that she loves.
DemBones is dedicated to celebrating the dead everyday with tea, sugar cubes, ceramics and accessories. Come and brew some magic!
Find Beverly and Her, I mean, Dem Bones at booth 22 at the Native Sons Hall.
Her website is www.dembones.Etsy.com
Booth #23 - Semi-Precious Sisters. Artists Sandy, Kayla and Kendra
From Ceres, Semi-Precious Sisters, Sandy, Kayla and Kendra, are preeminent purveyors of Crystals, Minerals and Gems, (Oh My).
They’ll offer an abundance of beautiful and dazzling nature made remnants of Mother Earth that anyone would be proud to own and display as either natural wonder works of art or integral assets to an altar. A Witch festival, such as the 6th Annual… is not complete without a vast array of Crystal jewelry, smudging accessories & semi precious gemstones.
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Booth #24 - Katizzi Jewelry. Kate and Izzi Wentworth.
Katizzi is a portmanteau for Kate and Izzi, the husband and wife team behind this unique jewelry design company that will be appearing at the Vendor Bazaar at the Murphys Witch Walk in booth 24.
Katizzi designs and creates original jewelry that combines beautiful, natural woods and handmade (by Kate and Izzi) Murano lampwork glass beads. The places they lived and traveled, along with the people they’ve met, inspire their original designs… more on that in a moment.
For us, the Murphys Witch Walk producers, when we met Kate and Izzi, we felt a certain comforting vibe from their captivatingly beautiful three dimensional designs, as their work appears as hybrid avant-garde art deco with an Erté-like influence-meets-the serenity of sacred geometry.
Every piece Katizzi creates sparks a joyful memory for Kate and Izzi and that joy seems to transcend the design for the wearer. Kate and Izzi have partnered with One Tree Planted, Save Our Shores, and Planet Bee to support reforestation, the protection of Monterey Bay, and STEM education.
Katizzi is an environmentally friendly business and part of the Eco Alliance. They use only sustainably harvested wood, recyclable packaging, and their glass supplier uses 100% green power and also plants trees.
And regarding the inspiration from the people they meet? Katizzi assures us they’ll have some spook-tacular designs when they appear at the Vendor Bazaar, so I guess that makes us Influencers.
The Katizzi website is http://www.Katizzi.com
Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/katizzi.designs
Booth #25 - The Menagerie Oddities Market. Connstance and Michael Garcia.
The Menagerie Oddities Market, is the San Francisco Bay Area’s official Oddities & Curiosities event production company featuring vendors selling strangely unique collectibles, antiques, and handmade wares. The market was created in 2017 by local artists, Connstance and Michael Garcia, in Alameda to fill a much needed void on the West Coast. Let’s just be clear… These are not your grannies craft fairs! The Murphys Witch Walk is proud to, not only, take great inspiration from Connstance and Michael’s professionalism and aesthetic, but we’re beyond flattered and honored to (trumpets, please), welcome The Menagerie Oddities Market to the 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk as a primary sponsor and vendor.
The Menagerie has grown from 30 to over 100 vendors on their roster, attracting attendees from all over the U.S. and evolved to include themed markets taking place all over the Bay Area from Santa Cruz to Oakland to Sacramento. The focus of the Menagerie is community, offering patrons and shoppers something new to learn and be excited about. We highly recommend heading over to their website and social media channels and sign-up so you’re up-to-date and on their alert list for their upcoming full scale vendor bazaars to their intimate little peculiar pop-ups.
Each finely crafted and themed Menagerie-produced event is held in unique venues, providing a safe place for artists and their aficionados to come together in all things odd: taxidermy, jewelry, antiques, medical history, natural science, horror, the occult, photography, clothing, small batch products, dark art, classes, fascinating speakers, entertainers, DJs and acrobats and more… We’re confident we’re going to bump into you at any of their events, either as an attendee or exhibitor, since they are so special and each one is a bucket item spectacle.
The Menagerie will be presenting four more of their own events in 2022, as well as their appearance at the 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk.
Spookeasy Halloween Show, September 10, 2022 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
125 Years of Dracula Oddities Show with Dacre Stoker, September 23, 2022 – September 24, 2022 6:00 PM
Nevada City Oddities and Curiosities Market with Dr. Paul Koudounaris, November 5, 2022 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The Menagerie Oddities and Curiosities Holiday Market, December 3, 2022 – December 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Come join the Menagerie... for the first time ever, at the Murphys Witch Walk on October 15, 2022.
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