All Lutume pots are handmade by our family: Van Tam, son Mark, and daughter-in-law Nancy. After careers in dentistry in Viet Nam and the fashion industry in Los Angeles, pottery became Van Tam’s retirement career, a labor of love. Nancy learned from her to make ceramic works of functional beauty, shaped by hand to create forms inspired by the natural world. The two of them have made all of our pots. Mark’s role is administrative work, as he continues learning the art.
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PALM SPRINGS VILLAGE FEST – THURSDAYS
The Palm Springs VillageFest is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, on Palm Canyon Drive. Our Street Fair occupies roughly three blocks of town every Thursday night offering a wide variety of entertainment, art, food and shopping. To top it off, many of our stores on Palm Canyon Drive keep their doors open late that night, allowing our Palm Springs locals and Coachella Valley visitors to get their fill of whatever may entice their fancy.
October through May
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
June through September
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
SAN CLEMENTE VILLAGE ART FAIRE – 1ST SUNDAYS
The Village Art Faire is a decades old San Clemente tradition, born from a desire to put gifted artists and craftspeople in touch with their local community. It has grown to include artists from all over Southern California and attracts visitors from near and far.
Our artisans offer a beautiful selection of hand-crafted work which includes photography, fine art, jewelry, woodwork, botanicals, apothecary, leather, wearables, ceramics, home decor, fused/blown glass, metal work, and much more.
The Village Art Faire is held on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month at 9AM and is put on by the Downtown Business Association. Stroll and shop Avenida Del Mar where more than 60 vendors will have arts, crafts and other fabulous items.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
THE HOLLYWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET – 2ND & 4TH SUNDAYS
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market, founded in 1991, was one of just a few farmers’ markets in all of California when it opened for business on May 5 of that year. It became an immediate success – bringing together farmers and producers from as close as Ventura County and as far away as the Central San Joaquin region.
Today, the Market hosts 160 farmers, producers and food artisans who specialize in every crop that’s grown seasonally around the state and a large variety of culinary perspectives and practices from around the globe. Everyone from local families who live in the neighborhood to some of Southern California’s most respected chefs use the Market as their weekly food source and walk-in pantry.
2ND & 4TH SUNDAYS