Artists and Makers fair in Shoreham expands

Last year's Artists and Makers in St Mary's Hall, Shoreham
Last year's Artists and Makers in St Mary's Hall, Shoreham

NEW venues have been added to the Artists and Makers fair following the success of the first event last year.

Organised by adurArtcollective (aAc), the event has grown since its launch in Shoreham last November.

St Mary’s Hall, in East Street, will again be the main venue for the second Artists and Makers and work by more than 40 artists, including aAc patron Shirley Trevena, will be featured.

Additional venues this year are Star Gap, in High Street, on the corner of Coronation Green, and the pop-up gallery SkyBlue Pink at 27 High Street.

Chris Howitt, aAc secretary, said: “It is a wonderful opportunity to talk to the artists and buy perfect, original gifts for friends and family.

“You’ll be able to make your choice from paintings, prints, sculpture, glass, jewellery, textiles, mosaics, photography, card and calendars.”

This year, aAc has launched another new venture, producing its own calendar for 2015, Shoreham - a different point of view.

Mrs Howitt explained: “Artists from the collective submitted images for the calendar and the final images were chosen from votes cast at the aAc AGM.

“The calendars have beautiful, original perspectives on life around Shoreham to brighten every month of 2015 and all for just £10.”

They will be on sale at the fair, which runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. The calendars will also be on sale at Apres Chocolat and Shoreham Gallery, as well as Shoreham Farmers’ Market on December 13.