Artist Spotlight: Diana Manitu

Diana Manitu, co-owner of Double D’s Tarot & Tattoo, is a henna tattoo artist and visual design artist who specializes in henna tattoos and surrealist works. Starting in high school, she began creating henna designs and readily incorporated other mediums.

She frequents arts and crafts festivals in Appalachia during the summer months, and her work has been featured on the cover of a journal collection by Monday Creek Publishing. Diana says art has always been a means to express the strange commentary of her imagination when words fail her.

Using her art, she hopes to reach people through positive avenues–from using body art to promote self-love and to encourage independent thought through her more strange works. 

Diana will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where she will be providing henna tattoos.

Artist Spotlight – Ben Higginbotham

Ben Higginbotham of Higher Level Finds

Ben has two youngins and a loving partner, along with two dogs and two cats.

Originally from Omaha Nebraska but raised in Appalachia (West Virginia to be exact) he currently resides one state over in Kentucky.

Creating jewelry for the better part of 4 years, and gaining certifications from Gem Institute of America (GIA), his goals are to ultimately gain enough attention to support himself and his family through his well-crafted wire-wrapped jewelry and visionary art through his business Higher Level Finds.

Ben will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where he will have a full range of his products on display.

You can also find Higher Level Finds on Facebook and Etsy.

Musician Spotlight: Dragons Eye

Lead Vocals: Roger Dowell
Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals: Mark Corbitt
Bass, Backup Vocals: Robbie Cundiff
Drums and Backing Vocals: Larry Bartley

Dragons Eye will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where heavy-metal favorites will pump you up for a great day in the park.

For more information, please visit our Dragons Eye page where you can preview their music and more.

Vendor Spotlight: Stephanie Lanham

Grounded: Earth’s Kitchen and Tea are organically sourced herbal and tea blends handcrafted by Certified Nutrition Specialist and Herbalist Stephanie Lanham. Stephanie is a West Virginia native inspired by her love of nature and holistic healing to create tea blends for pleasure and therapeutic purposes, helping her community reconnect back to nature through a warm cup of tea.

Grounded started as a side project under Stephanie’s holistic nutrition coaching company, Rediscover Health, but bloomed within her community to become its own separate business. She prefers partnering with local companies and entrepreneurs in the mission to health resources for her community. 

Stephanie and Grounded LLC will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where she will have a full range of her products on display.

For more about Grounded, please visit their Facebook Group and Website.

Vendor Spotlight: The Two Tinkers

The Two Tinkers curate fine art, handmade wire and stone jewelry, metaphysical supplies, vintage items, repurposed art and jewelry, and so much more!

The Two Tinkers will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where he will have a full range of his products on display.

You can also find The Two Tinkers on Facebook.

Vendor Spotlight: New Growth Designs

New Growth Designs

West Virginia artists Larissa Gatens and Careasa Nichols design an eclectic mix of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and unique accessories and pieces.

New Growth Designs will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where they will have a full range of their products on display.

You can also find New Growth Designs on Facebook.

Artist Spotlight: Emily Mottesheard

Emily has been involved in graphic design since 2000 and has worked in many different specialty fields in graphic design, from typesetting for printing presses, to illustration, web design, online marketing, and traditional advertising.

In addition to being an artist, her company Mottfolio also provides business design services to give her clients access to every aspect of design that they may need for their business. Web Design, branding graphics, printed materials, social media advertising, anything you need for your business she can provide you.

Emily will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where she will have a full range of her fine are creations and prints on display.

You can also find Mottfolio on Facebook and through their Website.

Vendor Spotlight: Blue Moon Designs & Tactical

Blue Moon Designs & Tactical LLC has future plans to have uniforms, tactical gear, and supplies for first responders. Right now, they create a variety of handmade crafts.

Blue Moon Designs & Tactical LLC will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where they will have a full range of their products on display.

For more information about Blue Moon Designs & Tactical LLC, please visit them on Facebook.

Musician Spotlight: Makenna Hope

Makenna Hope is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Saint Albans, WV.

Makenna will be performing this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV. After astounding audiences all around the state, this is one performance you don’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit our Makenna Hope page where you can preview her music and more.

Vendor Spotlight: The Gypsy Dreamers

The Gypsy Dreamers creates handmade and custom-made one-of-a-kind dreamcatchers and wire-wrapped jewelry pieces, individually crafted from a range of materials from acrylic beads to crystals and uncommon feathers such as Macaw, Peacock, Emu, and Wild Turkey.

The Gypsy Dreamer will be joining us this year at Crystal Kingdom Festival 2021 on July 11 at Ordinance Park in Saint Albans, WV where they will have a full range of their products on display.

You can also find The Gypsy Dreamers on Mercari.