Winter Arts Market 2014

Winter Arts Market
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December 2014
10am – 5pm
St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Join us at the largest arts and crafts market in Merseyside, offering shoppers the chance to buy handmade artwork and gifts in the lead up to Christmas.

Taking place in Liverpool’s glorious Grade-I listed St George’s Hall, the Winter Arts Market is the perfect place to pick up some truly unique, handmade Christmas gifts for all those hard-to-buy for friends and family.

Featuring work from more than 200 incredible artists, designers and makers, the Winter Arts Market has something for people of all ages to enjoy. See this beautiful neo-classical space transformed into a hive of festive activity with thousands upon thousands of items for sale – everything from handmade jewellery and accessories to paintings, beauty products, decorations, cards, photography and clothing. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

There will be lots of different artists and makers selling work on each day of the event.


Applications Closed!


Winter Arts Market 2014

Applications now closed

That’s all folks! The deadline is off in the distance and applications for this year’s Winter Arts Market are now closed.

If you’ve already applied to have a stall, great – we’ll be in touch near the end of August. If you missed out this time, don’t worry  – both the Winter and Summer Arts Markets will be back next year.

To find out when applications open, sign up to the Open Culture mailing list HERE and we’ll let you know nearer the time.

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Winter Arts Market 
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 2014
10am – 5pm
St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Call for Artists, Designers & Makers!

Eblast-Header Open Culture Call 2014

Artists, Designers & Makers

Call for applicants

Applications are now open for Liverpool ONE Stalls in the City, Summer Arts Market and Winter Arts Market! To save you time they are all on the same online form.

To see the prices, event dates and application deadlines for each of the events please download the information pack, and then go on to submit your application.

If you wish to have a stall as an organisation or collective please be in touch.

News! For all Open Culture fairs and markets in 2014 you no longer need to provide your own public and products liability insurance. 

Event dates
Liverpool ONE Stalls in the City:
24 & 25 May, 14 & 15 June, 12 & 13 July, 23 & 24 August
(Application deadline for May & June dates 4 May, deadline for July & August 6 June)

Summer Arts Market 19 & 20 July 2014
(Application deadline Midnight 25 May)

Winter Arts Market 6 & 7 December 2014
(Application deadline Midnight 10 August)

Download the information pack

Submit your application online

Amazing Glaze

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 17.23.24Carla Pownall makes a broad range of stoneware pottery and fabulous raku with lustrous glazes. The glaze is such, that the pottery becomes ovenproof as well as dishwasher proof and will not easily chip.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 15.35.43Pick up something for the home from the Winter Arts Market this weekend for yourself or a festive gift for a friend. Carla’s pottery is sure to be with you for many years to come.

Adventurers Ahoy!

Elizabeth Murray Jones liverpool11

Taking inspiration from their love of nature and rooting it in their city environment, Young Explorer (aka Liz and Steve) voyage through traditional craft techniques, graph paper, pastel colours and hand finishing to bring you products with wit and fun. Brooches, badges, zines and temporary tattoos showcase their stylised hand drawn illustrations of woodland creatures and giants from the deep blue sea.

Appearing with their wares at this year’s Winter Arts Market on 7 & 8 December, these items are a must for any budding adventurer! Elizabeth Murray Jones liverpool21

Acrylic Wonders

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 10.53.49Talented Liverpool based artist Anna Ketskemety creates in a highly unique painting style.The paintings are highly varnished acrylics on board or reclaimed furniture parts, featuring miniature people or animals. We’re really taken with her work which you’ll be able to peruse at the Winter Arts Market this weekend!

Anna’s work can be seen on her website at She is a member of Arena Studios and is a Fine Art Graduate from Liverpool John Moores University.


Winter Marvels

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 11.10.28It’s this weekend! We’ll be posting a new artist everyday this week in the lead up to the Winter Arts Market so we are glad to start the week of with the  rather excellent Liverpool artist Michael Snowdon.

Michael’s work is a combination of graphic design and illustration, translated into screen printing and other craft based work. He has also produced album artwork for several notable Liverpool bands, including The Coral.

Michael Snowdon 1 From traditional illustration to pop culture doodles, Michael’s work is of a high quality with fine attention to detail and humour! Truly eye-catching and ideal for Christmas gifts.