Social enterprise Open Culture return to the Grade I listed Liverpool Cathedral to stage the region’s largest and most popular arts market. Over 200 curated artists, designers and makers will exhibit and sell work at the Summer Arts Market on Saturday 1 June 2019 from 10am until 6pm.
Transforming the awe-inspiring cathedral into a discerning shopper’s wonderland, the bustling market offers thousands of handmade and locally produced goods ranging from bespoke jewellery, clothing and accessories to decorative prints, paintings, homewares and beauty products.
Alongside the art and design on sale, a dedicated Vintage Fair will be stocked full of summery vintage fashions and accessories from Liverpool’s best-loved vintage sellers and the Food Fair will feature craft beer and liqueurs, sweet and savoury baked treats, vegan and gluten free options plus blended teas, artisanal chocolate and preserves.
“Our visitors come back year after year to pick up beautifully crafted handmade items from our makers, all of whom are based within the North West. Shopping locally helps to support the local economy as well as reducing your carbon footprint, as the items purchased at the market have travelled far less distance to reach you” – Charlotte Corrie, Open Culture Director.
The Craft Lab is back for families to get crafty themselves in a hands-on creative workshop led by the Silly Scientists from KECS Creative. Just a handful of our 200+ exhibitors include:
Liverpool based printmaker Frieda McKitrick will be selling a range of prints and cards featuring her unique illustrative style depicting the people, places and spaces of Liverpool. Huyton jeweller Claire Worthington creates unique handmade jewellery using semi-precious stones including amethyst and quartz wrapped in tarnish free copper wiring inspired by spirituality and healing. Anfield’s community-owned Homebaked will be serving up their delicious award-winning pies, bread and other baked treats in the food fair.
New Brighton based artist Kiaya Thomas will be selling abstract paintings inspired by local surroundings she beautifully depicts seascapes, landscapes and skies. Working in acrylic and oil paints, her work is highly textured using a variety of brush heads and palette knives. Wavertree based woodworker Peter Bennett from Elabora creates homewares and furniture using the highest quality wood and crafting techniques. He’ll be selling a wide range of handmade wooden jewellery, toys, pens and gifts.
South Liverpool’s Artefact Vintage will be selling vintage and retro clothing and accessories galore in the Vintage & Clothing Basement. For a preview of more of our artists and makers visit www.summerartsmarket.com