Virtual Makers Fair 2021 - part of Saltaire Arts Trail
The Saltaire Virtual Makers Fair returns this spring with a fresh new take on our popular online event, taking place at saltaireinspired.or.g.uk and across Saltaire Inspired’s Instagram and Facebook accounts over two long-weekends:
Week 1: Fri 28 - Mon 31 May
Week 2: Thurs 3 - Sun 6 June
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> Browse the Virtual Makers Fair Artist Gallery
Saltaire Makers Fair
Sat 18 & Sun 19 September
Victoria Hall, Saltaire
More details to follow
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 ShopApp, 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.
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:
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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