Artisan & Event News

October 18, 2021

Artisan & Event News

New Season.

A new season means new fun and festivities. We hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the fall weather and all that it has to offer. It's the perfect time to spend time with family and friends and grab a hot chocolate and get an early start to your holiday shopping. Small businesses are looking forward to offering you services and products to fill you with joy and for those your love!

If you live nearby or are planning a visit to Historic Downtown Newnan, Georgia, here are some events coming up.

Spirit and Spice Festival - Saturday, October 23, 2- 7pm - Brought to you by Mainstreet Newnan. Fun for all! Music, food - a Chili Cook-off, drinks, craft market, kids activities. All outdoors. Many shops will be open later including the Hug Box! We will be open from 11am - 7pm.

Munchkin Masquerade, - Friday, October 29, 10-12pm - It's time to make up for lost time and celebrate with Trick-or-Treat for the little ones! The Munchkin Masquerade will take place beginning at 10am and end by noon. Small businesses around and off the square will be passing on treats. Come visit us at the Hug Box

Market Day - Saturday November 6, 10am - 2pm

Holiday Sip and See - Friday, November 19, 5-9pm - This event is a great opportunity for visitors to get started on their holiday shopping while the holiday inventory is plentiful! There will also be a night market, live music, and food trucks along with hor d'oeuvres and refreshments from the retailers

Plaid Friday and Santa on the Square - Friday, November 26 

Small Business Saturday - Saturday, November 27

New Artisans at the Hug Box.


joyajewelry earrings

Joy Flowers is a mom of two living in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Joyajewelry is the rebirth of old discarded and broken vintage jewelry. Each creation is unique and tells a story from the past, but each piece ultimately ends up telling a new story - the new owner’s story!
Joy strives to bring joy to her customers and fall in love with the piece that fits their style and story.
Finding these vintage elements is the part of Joy’s creative journey to design a one-of-a-kind treasure. Her jewelry is fit for any occasion, a fancy night out and casual everyday wear. 


CJ Clay Designs

CJ Clay Designs earrings

After a recent pop-up at the Hug Box, CJ Clay Designs is officially at the shop. Carol Nicholson creates in polymer clay and has been working with this wonderful medium for 15 years. It started as a hobby while raising her kids and grew into creating wearable jewelry.
Polymer clay is so versatile which allows Carol to use unconventional tools like pasta machines, cheese graters, and cookie cutters. She also uses other mediums in combination with the clay such as chalk pastels, acrylic paints, alcohol paints, markers, stencils, stamps. With so many creative possibilities, it is the reason she is drawn to this material.
It is her goal to bring a genuine love of creating into the hearts and hands of her friends, family and customers. Carol loves travelling and spending time with her wonderful husband of 41 years and beautiful grandchildren.

Loops and Bounds

Loops and Bounds knits

Brittanny is an indie fiber artist, spirited world traveler and the Founder of Loops & Bounds Co. Coffee is her love language and crochet is her form of “art therapy.”
Each product she creates is crafted from responsibly sourced materials, in small batches, and is always handmade with love and good vibes. Brittanny loves the creative process of designing products inspired by her European travels and has an affinity for all things functional, beautiful and sustainable. She loves spending time in nature and gives back to her community with pet adoption and female empowerment organizations.



New Happenings at the Hug Box.

Soon we will be offering creative workshops by our very own artisans and other local artists, as well as small business development workshops. Everything from Watercolor, Basic Knitting, Basis Branding, How to Build a Shopify Site to just Painting for Fun!
Please stay tuned for dates and details and to sign up. These will be small groups (no more than 8-10 people) and will fill up quickly. Please contact us if you are interested and we will be sure to contact you first to sign up.