Pop-up market highlights local female artisans

Aesha Shapiro. (Photo courtesy of We Capture Hawaii)

Moriah Operario, left, and Alison Singleton check out wares at the Ladies Artisan Market. (Courtesy photo/Brigid Huamani)

The Ladies Artisan Market in November at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. (Courtesy photo/We Capture Hawaii)

KAILUA-KONA — From a backyard in Kona to an upscale resort on the Kohala Coast, the Ladies Artisan Market has taken founder Aesha Shapiro places she never expected.