Makers Fairs

Our next Saltaire Makers Fair will take part at Victoria Hall at Saltaire Arts Trail 2022 from Sat 30 April - Mon 2 May 2022


Saltaire Makers Fair
Victoria Hall, 18 & 19 September 2021 as part of Saltaire Festival
> Visit exhibitor Gallery HERE

Virtual Makers Fair 2021 - part of Saltaire Arts Trail. This event has now finished.

The Saltaire Virtual Makers Fair returned this spring with a fresh new take on our popular online event, taking place at and across Saltaire Inspired’s Instagram and Facebook accounts over two long-weekends.
> Browse all makers who took part in the Virtual Makers Fair Artist Gallery


As a response to the challenges facing artists and makers due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to replace our twice-annual Makers Fair events that Saltaire Inspired host at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, during the Saltaire Arts Trail in May and Saltaire Festival in September, we held two online events and a pop up shop in 2020. Two successful Virtual Makers Fairs, in partnership with ShopAppy, ran in May/June and Oct-Dec. Selling work from a selection of the UK's finest designer-makers, these events allowed customers to  browse and buy from the comfort of their own home.

From October - December 2020, we were delighted to present Saltaire Makers Fair Pop-Up, a temporary gallery where audiences could browse and buy from a rotating selection of their favourite Saltaire Makers Fair artists.

> View the Pop Up artist gallery


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, there is sure to be something to delight and appeal to every taste.

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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