Faircharm Fair (4-5 December) PRESS RELEASE

Creekside Artists invite their friends & neighbours to attend a festive celebration of creativity in Deptford!

Creekside Artists have organised an art and craft fair during the first weekend in December, to coincide with Open Studio events happening all along Creekside.  The purpose of the project is to raise the profile of visual arts and crafts in Deptford and to provide an opportunity for artists to showcase and sell their work.  It is also a seasonal opportunity for members of the public to buy direct from local artists and designers. 

Over 30 artists will be setting out their stalls in a large space within Faircharm Trading Estate, Creekside, Deptford SE8 3DX.  A wide selection of art and craft will be on show and for sale including paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, handmade books, corseted eveningwear, jewellery, recycled accessories and upcycled furniture. 

There will also be artist representatives from several arts organisations and charities including Creekside Artists and Cor Blimey Arts (artist-led cooperatives with studios based in Faircharm Trading Estate), Cooltan Arts (a charity promoting positive mental health & wellbeing through arts education) and London Youth Support Trust (a charity helping disadvantaged young people who were previously unemployed to build sustainable businesses). 

Faircharm Fair is open to the public on

Saturday 4th December (11am-7pm)

Sunday 5th December (11am-5pm)

Drawing activities, music and a pop-up café will add to the festive atmosphere, and Creekside Artists will be serving mulled wine in their studios throughout the weekend.  Admission is free and all are welcome!

Follow Creekside Artists on facebook and twitter for updates.

Over 30 artists & designers are participating in the Faircharm Fair.  Here’s just a small selection to whet your appetite…

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Faircharm Fair

Creekside Artists are organising an art and craft fair during the first weekend in December, to coincide with Open Studio events happening all along Creekside.  The purpose of the project is to raise the profile of visual arts and crafts in Deptford and to provide a networking opportunity for artists, as well as the chance to showcase and sell their work.

The fair will be held in a 5000 sq ft room in Faircharm Trading Estate, Creekside, Deptford SE8 3DX on 4th and 5th December 2010.  Drawing activities and music will add to the fair’s festive atmosphere and there will be a ‘pop-up cafe’ on site throughout the event.  RSVP and invite your friends via the ‘Creekside Artists’ facebook page.

Note to exhibitors: All pitches are now taken.  If you’d like to be added to the reserve waiting list, in case a spot unexpectedly becomes available, please contact cazunderwood (a) gmail.com with details of what you’d like to show, and an image of your work.  Thanks!