Here are some of our wonderful vendors! We are always adding more! If you are interested in become a vendor, submit your information here.
A thirty+ year resident of Cole County, Jenn Sovanski is owner and designer of Oh Jenn Snaps, which she launched in April of 2016. Oh Jenn Snaps is an online based jewelry shop in Jefferson City.
Jenn is a self-professed music, movies, theater and food enthusiast. “I'm somewhat of an old soul when it comes to Hollywood. I love Audrey Hepburn, Norma Shearer and Cary Grant." "Big Band music was always played in my grandparent's house and in my home growing up. It just became a part of me. I love listening to Harry James and Nate "King" Cole on a rainy day.”
Jenn loves exploring state and national parks with her family. Whether it is camping, hiking or biking, she always has a camera in tow.
Karis is a colorful, creative and fun-loving 11 year old. She is the first-born of four children and enjoys holding the title of #1. Being homeschooled has given Karis flexibility in her schedule and allowed room to pursue many creative outlets including crafting, playing instruments, singing, dancing, cooking and roller skating. Her business, KarisElle Creations was born from a love of color and cotton shirts. She loves to work with her hands and creates soft jewelry and accessories from upcycled t-shirts and fabric. Through this business venture, she hopes to grow in skill, confidence and customer service. Karis believes there is creativity in everyone, and we should all learn to find joy in its expression. She is excited to be a vendor at the Mo Swag Shop.
What started as a nap time hustle has developed into a handmade business with momma made products! We offer a unique interchangeable planner clip and badge reel - the perfect way for nurses, teachers and more to express their personality every workday!
We also create a full line of hair bows, for newborns through adults, and handmade felt flower designs. We look forward to hearing what you think about our products and encourage you to reach out via our social media...
Hello, my name is; Stacey Cowan. I am a Jefferson City native and lived here my whole life except when I attended college in Springfield, MO where I obtained my Bachelor's in Marketing and Management. I moved back home when my Father got sick and been back ever since. Since then I have worked for various associations, a local credit union and now employed with the State of Missouri.
2018 was a good year for me as I; wrote my first children's book - Mommy May I Explore Jefferson City, graduated with my Master's from Columbia College where I obtained my degree in Business Administration, and my husband and I bought our first house! I am very thankful and blessed and look forward to what 2019 will hold. I hope you enjoy your book and learn a lot while having fun!
Handcrafted By Alan Spears
I am a lifelong Missouri resident and a Jefferson City resident for over 25 years. I am the father of three, grandfather of two and husband of one. Early in 2019 I retired from the state of Missouri after 34 years. I’ve always been a builder and a maker and now that my time is my own I spend most of it in my workshop trying to work my way through a 34 year to-do-list. I mostly work with wood however I really like to work with Obtainium and bringing new unexpected life to old things.
Shelly creates home decor and furnishings using the kind of stuff one finds at auctions, thrift stores, garage sales, and/or the recycling bin … reassembling it to be something fresh, new and funky.
The money raised is used to cover travel costs to places where there is need ... whether near or far, whether because of a natural disaster or an injustice, whether with a mission organization or just on my own. Because the reality is, helping out can be expensive.
“When struck against steel, a flint edge will produce sparks.” Yeah, that sounds right. That’s what I want my work to be about: when I come up against a challenge, I ignite.
As an artist I have always been intrigued by the dynamic of light, color and emotion. Together, these relationships, gathered and remembered, have shaped my writing, photography and the art you see here (alcohol ink on acetate). Artistically, I find alcohol ink to be a vibrant medium for channeling my observations of the world around me. Alive with passion and instinct, the works displayed here are simultaneously bold and textured. The ink and I work together to expand, grow, bloom.
Don’t we all desire that kind of invitation? Consider these pieces your way into such a space.
Daren Dean is the author of the novel Far Beyond the Pale (Fiction Southeast Press). His new short story collection, I'll Still Be Here Long After You're Gone is forthcoming from Cowboy Jamboree Magazine | CJ Press in December 2019. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Louisiana Literature, Delta Poetry Review, Maryland Literary Review, BULL (Men's Fiction), Midwestern Gothic, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Oklahoma Review, Fiction Southeast, StorySouth, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Currently, he's an Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writin Specialist) at Lincoln University of Missouri.
Elijah Burrell was raised in Missouri and has lived there for most of his life. Aldrich Press published his second poetry collection, TROUBLER, in 2018. His first collection, The Skin of the River (Aldrich Press), was published in 2014. Burrell received the 2010 Jane Kenyon Scholarship at Bennington College, where he earned his MFA in Writing and Literature at Bennington’s Writing Seminars. His writing has appeared in publications such as AGNI, North American Review, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Sugar House Review, Measure, and many others. In 2012 he joined the faculty of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. An associate professor in Lincoln’s Department of Humanities and Communication, Burrell teaches creative writing.
C. Ruth Neudahl, or Xopa her shamanic name which she uses to sign all her metal work, originally studied as a classically trained painter and graphic artist in the upper mid-west, Minnesota and Missouri. But after years as a corporate and government web graphic artist and designer, she took a bold step in 2015 and went to school in Santa Fe for silver-smithing and silver jewelry design to become the independent artist she always wanted to be. Her view on her work is personally infused with mysticism and animism. Studying as a shaman has focused her work while she does not lift from other indigenous culture’s imagery or religious iconography. She strives to make her own visual mythos and to connect with Spirit. As a many-media artist, she also draws, paints, designs stained glass, and sculpts – bronze, steel, and clay. Find Xopa at www.facebook.com/xopa123 and on Instagram as @designs_by_xopa.
As an artist it is important to me to create work in multiple mediums that convey a sense of the divine. I am attracted to visuals of nature, pattern and repetition that may allude to underlying forces that act upon a piece. This is not a reference to any particular religion, but a spiritual nod to the interconnectivity that we all experience at one time or another. This is the only process that makes sense to me. Money, prestige, ambition, what people think of me – the nonessentials falls away. What truly matters is that we are all a part of nature, to be kind, and to embrace the intangibles of love, joy, and transcendence. I thrive on change - I work in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, book illustration, metal fabrication, silver-smithing, fine jewelry, photography, bonsai, and occasionally stained-glass design. It's all joyful pursuit.
Nichole Manner, M. Photog. is a professional photographer based out of Jefferson City, MO. Since 2007, and has been offering photography services as well as creating fine art photography.
A Master Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America, Nichole has earned numerous awards for her work on both State and International levels, including five- time Photographer of the Year for the Missouri Professional Photographers Association. Selected from entries at the International Image Competition, and considered the Best of the Best, Nichole’s work has also appeared in the Professional Photographers of America prestigious Loan Collection.
Nichole has been active in the photographic community, representing Missouri as a Councilor for the Professional Photographers of America, and is Past President for the Board of Directors for Missouri Professional Photographers Association.
Using a blend of classic and modern photographic techniques, Nichole provides portraits and photographic products that will stand the test of time and be treasured for generations.