Lytham Hall – venue for the Spring Art Market 2015
It was super to take part in such a lovely art and craft event – an interesting historical venue, an amazing standard of selected North-West arts and crafts, a well organised and promoted event, and great to meet visitors interested in arts and crafts.
We were lucky, it was a sunny Saturday and the event started off buzzing with visitors, it then eased off, with a steady number of people looking around… which was pretty good, considering the time of year and that Lytham Hall is a bit off the beaten track. It was an enjoyable event to be part of; an opportunity to meet interesting artists and visitors and its always lovely when my jewellery gets compliments and some of it goes off to new homes. Sam Rowena x
Interview with Hopeful and Glorious:
“There are such amazingly talented artists and craftspeople in the North-West, and we’ve often been frustrated with events we’ve attended as makers and as visitors.
“All the Hopeful and Glorious fairs are selected. Artists apply, sending images of their work with their application. This helps ensure that there are good quality and range of work, without duplication of similar arts and crafts. It’s important for us to make it an interesting and enjoyable event for both the artists taking part and the people coming to visit the event.
“We are particularly keen to support artists and designer-makers from the North of England, not just via the fair, but also from the extra promotion on our website, social media, and press releases.
“The Spring Art Fair at Lytham Hall is followed by an event in May at the Museum of Lancashire, and there is a small program of further events planned at interesting Lancashire venues.”
Visit the Hopeful & Glorious website for more info
Hopefully, more people will come along and help support these events, take the opportunity to meet the makers and artists, help to publicise them, and maybe buy some local handmade arts and crafts. Samantha x