Makers Fairs

Our next Makers Fair takes place during the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival on Sat 14 & Sun 15 September 2019.

The Saltaire Makers Fair promotes the best independent artists, makers and designers from across the UK, displaying and selling their contemporary and original creations. Showcasing new designs in ceramics, jewellery, glass, silver, metal, books, paper, leather, wood, plastics, furniture, textiles, accessories, printmaking and photography, with over 45 makers across two rooms, there is sure to be something to delight and appeal to every taste.
This is your chance to browse, buy or even commission something special for yourself, or as a gift. Selected artists will be giving demonstrations of their craft during the event, with the opportunity for visitors to try their hand. And on Sunday, don’t miss your chance to try your luck in our popular Art Tombola!

Saturday 14 September, 11am - 5pm / Sunday 15 September, 10am - 5pm
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS
Entry £2 (under 16’s free)
Refreshments available throughout the weekend

> Browse all exhibitors in our online gallery


We hold two Makers Fairs each year - one in the May Saltaire Arts Trail, and one in the Autumn, as part of Saltaire Festival. They have a growing reputation amongst exhibitors and visitors alike for presenting the best of contemporary craft and design in a unique setting.

WATCH our short film to find out more about the Makers Fair and hear what the makers think:

Saltaire Arts Trail 2016 - Makers Fair from White Rabbit Productions on Vimeo.

The Makers Fairs are held in May, as part of Saltaire Arts Trail and in September as part of Saltaire Festival. In May the Fair is the craft and design highlight of the Saltaire Arts Trail and in September it forms the major visual arts element of the Festival.

All makers are welcomed from contemporary artists to designer-makers working in ceramics, jewellery, glass, silver, metal, books, paper, leather, wood, plastics, furniture, fashion textiles and accessories, interior textiles printmaking and photography.

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