The perfect opportunity to buy affordable, handmade Christmas gifts in Stockport, Manchester – all under one roof!
November 25th 11:00-16:00 and continues weekdays 10:00-16:00 Purchase unique and affordable handmade art and craft pieces until 4pm Fri December 22nd 2017
Launching with a festive Saturday Art Club on November 25th, 11:00-16:00, the 7th annual Arc Art Bazaar will bring together a varied collection of art and craft, including handmade gifts, Christmas decorations, jewellery, artwork, ceramics, textiles, photography and much more.
Much of the artwork on sale will have been made by Arc volunteers and participants of our wellbeing programmes, alongside for the second year running, local artists and designer-makers. 2017 is also the first year that team-led ‘Arcware’ will be on sale – art and craft that has been designed and made by teams of volunteers who are experienced and trained artists. The teams were originally led by a number of established artists using Government funding. Proceeds raised from the Art Bazaar will be reinvested to support our charitable aims, which are aim to improve mental health and wellbeing.
The launch day will see all of the high quality handmade items for sale, plus gourmet coffee by Bspoke, homemade cakes, lucky dip, art raffle and festive arts activities. Find out more about our popular Saturday Art Clubs here.
The gallery will be open for late night shopping and yuletide refreshments on Thursday December 7th 10:00-20-30.
Artistic director Jacqui Wood said:
“We’re very happy to announce the dates for the Christmas Art Bazaar, so everyone can start to plan their Christmas shopping! Not only is this a great opportunity for people to buy completely unique and handmade gifts, but they are also supporting freelance makers and all profits raised go back into the charity so we can continue offering our arts programmes to those who need them most.”
Arc will be closed from 4pm on Friday the 22nd of December until 10am on Tuesday the 2nd of January. The next main gallery exhibition, ‘TIME’, opens on Saturday the 27th of January.
Thanks for all your support through 2017, we hope you have enjoyed all of our shared creative experiences this year!