We are delighted to say that our annual Craft & Art Fair returned this year to great success! A highlight in our calendar, the fair brings together craft makers and lovers from across Leicester to support local talents.
On the 30th October, nearly 50 selected exhibitors showcased their amazing crafts ranging from ceramics, glass, textiles, homeware, jewellery, accessories, wood, painting, printmaking, stationary, and seasonal goodies. It was an incredible event for shoppers to support some of our talented local artists and makers after a tough 18 months.
The event drew in over 600 visitors across a wide range of ages, many of whom said they had never visited us before. The fair was spread out across the centre, with our galleries, shop, and Attenborough café open all day so the visitors could immerse themselves in the site.
Throughout the event, considerations for safety were made high priority with hand sanitising stations placed throughout the fair, and many visitors and artists taking the personal choice to wear masks and keep their distances. We thank everyone for practicing safety and caution while at our site so that we could all enjoy the crafts with peace of mind.
From the event we have received wonderful feedback from crafters and visitors alike, with so many first-time attenders enthralled by the talent on offer. It is an amazing opportunity to host a shared space for fellow craft lovers to join together and build communities.
One of the exhibitors, Alice Whitehead of Tease Embroidery, posted: “I had so much fun at Attenborough Arts Centre Craft and Art Fair this weekend! I never imagined having my own stall when I started this hobby/ business and it feels SO GOOD!”
We truly believe in supporting local crafts and arts within our communities, which is what makes hosting the Craft and Arts Fair every year such a delight! It brings us all together over our shared love of being creative, and we hope to continue to do this more and more.
We would like to thank all of the exhibitors, artists, crafters, and visitors for making it such an amazing event. Keep an eye out for future fairs to come, and explore our range of workshops, events, and Attenborough Arts at Home kits to further develop your creativity.