RECAP: CahaBAZAAR at Cahaba Brewing Company

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Infinite Soaps. Owner, Christopher Funderburk (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

On December 8, we went out to CahaBAZAAR Holiday Market at Cahaba Brewing Company which is a day of family fun, local artist and makers, food and beer. A place where you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one place.

We first ran into Christopher Funderburk, who is the owner of Infinite Soaps, a local business with two retail locations in Birmingham that creates lye soap and other natural skincare products.

Leldon Maxcy’s Wooden Art was at the event and you can find more of their work at Good People Brewing of a 2 feet tall by 8 feet cutout of Alabama that took Mr. Maxcy 80 hours to complete!

Art by Jessica Cohen (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Jessica Cohen creates original paintings, printing and cards where she is inspired by nature. Check her out on Instagram, @artbyjessicacohen

Mattox Knives, owner Michael Mattox (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

We spotted Mattox Knives at CahaBAZAAR yesterday, which has stunning hand-crafted knives. You can find more on his Instagram @mattoxknives

Broken Not Shattered by Patricia Koski (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)
Artist Hailey Kirkley (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)
Broken Pieces by Roger Torbert (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

We met up with Roger Torbert who creates unique paper weaving and collages. In his work, Mr. Torbert takes things that he finds old and new; for example, a dictionary. He re-imagines them to create designs, patterns, and shapes that tell a new story.

“A story with a nod of respect to the past object and a bold assertion of something new” – Roger Torbert

Artwork by Kaitlin (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

In 2015, Kaitlin started creating art for family and friends  and she has grown substantially since then, making her mark in Birmingham. Kaitlin is very invested in her local community, so be sure to catch her artwork at local art shows. You can also  find her artwork in retailers around Birmingham.

Check out the full list of vendors that were at the CahabaZAAR presented by Yellowhammer Creative at Cahaba Brewing Company on their website

Oats being photogenic with Santa at Cahaba Brewing Company (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Did you miss seeing Santa yesterday at Cahaba Brewing Company? Don’t worry! We’ll keep you in touch with where Santa will be next!

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