Makers Fair 2021/22

Date(s): 
Tue, 01/03/2022 to Thu, 31/03/2022
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Objects of Desire 2021

Our Big Makers Fair 2021 is now over.  Details for 2022 will be publuished as they become available. 

Visit our Exhibition page for a new experience every day throughout March 2021 (including our Live Weekend 19th-21st March). Admire all the enticing work in our Exhibition, flipbook, video and find out what's happening live on Social Media.

Following the continued success of our July Big Art Fair, Herts Visual Arts’ (HVA) first public art event in 2021 is the brand-new Big Makers Fair showcasing Hertfordshire artisan makers. Originally conceived as a vibrant weekend-long in-person affair on Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st March, this Makers Fair is designed to bring a positive focus to artists, their art/skills and the visiting public alike after a year of formal health-related restrictions.

Responding to the ongoing health situation, HVA is now launching their inaugural Big Makers Fair as a month-long virtual art extravaganza celebrating Spring alongside our member artists and their work. Building on last year’s Virtual Open Studios, Christmas Showcase and Winter Exhibition, the Big Makers Fair 2021 will again focus on video, live events and social media.

With a focus on Objects of Desire, imagine a beautiful large hall, full of tables/displays of gorgeous, individual, high-quality hand-crafted objects ... our inaugural event is now bringing these tables to the public, virtually.

In person, the Big Makers Fair was expected to feature just 50 3D and 2D artisan makers and artists. Our virtual, live 2021 event will now be able to showcase more than this. Visitors can expect a wide-ranging, exciting and enticing array of work: textiles, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, glass, mixed media, paintings, printing, photography and more.

Throughout March, the Big Makers Fair on this website will now showcase creativity through an exhibition, gallery tour, videos (meet the maker, studio tours, artists at work) flipbook/video and social media live. Participating artists will be using the hashtag #BigMakersFair, collated onto the our social media wall. 

Friday 19th March: we kick off our Makers Live weekend with a Private View, with discussions, artist introductions and opportunties to meet our artisan makers, artists and their guests.

Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st March: Herts Visual Arts will live-stream artist tours and presentations, enabling visitors to experience live-media, video and more on HVA and other social media accounts. 

Sponsors: to find out about our exciting array of opportunities to promote your business, please do get in touch: vicechair@hvaf.org.uk

If you would like to take part, please visit our Big Makers Fair for artists page.

If you would like to take part, but are not yet a member, you can easily join Herts Visual Arts. You can then take full advantage of all member benefits, including networking, exhibiting at events, on-line galleries and more. Membership for 2021/2022 is now open and you can find out more/join here: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/artists

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