The Banner Mountain Artisans Festival is this weekend, Saturday & Sunday (November 15th and 16th) at the Nevada City Elks Lodge (off Highway 49). Stop by between 10am-5pm on Saturday or 10am-4pm on Sunday and check out the 31 local artists. Booths include gifts ranging from glass works, woodwork, metal works, hand-woven towels, upcycled birdhouses, photographs, Christmas ornaments and much, much more. To learn about the individual artists please click here for more information on the Banner Mountain Artisans website. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. If you love art festivals mark your calendars for the upcoming Miners Foundry Artisans Festival (November 28th and 29th), Country Christmas Faire (November 28-30th), Hometown Holiday Craft Faire (December 6th) and the Nevada City Craft Fair (December 14th). The winner of the Encanto Jewels giveaway is Melinda.