This weekend I’m off to the Artist and Designer Fair being held at the Pavilion Gardens Marquee in Buxton. The Pavilion runs a huge number of events each year including food and drink , arts and crafts, antiques, and garden events. This is one of a regular series of art events in the calendar and I’m off to scope it out for two reasons. I’m going to be looking to exhibit myself next year now I’m settled in Buxton and I’m thinking about Christmas presents.
I really like to buy from local crafts people and artists rather than from the high street. I love knowing exactly who made the item I am buying and in lots of cases being able to chat to the artist or maker to find out more about them, what materials they use, how they go about making or creating the piece and all about their work. Its a great way to shop and I always have an interesting time and come away with unique and lovely things.
I’ll be posting after the event with news of all my purchases. Thinking you might like to drop on in? Here’s a link to the Pavilion site with a list of events between now and Christmas.
I’d love to hear about your finds, what has been your best arts or crafts purchase so far?