About the Event
Due to current COVID restrictions we went online in November 2020 with a virtual Arts Fair Gallery of artists videos - please subscribe to our YouTube channel Discover Gather Give Arts Fair to meet new and established artists as you scroll through our playlist - be inspired and enjoy!
The CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE is an exciting, lively and eclectic gem of an arts festival. We have gathered together the very best artisanal work where every piece is produced by the artists.
It is an opportunity to:
Discover inspiring, challenging, calming, emotional, evolving artwork to make you look again
Gather together works to buy on the day or commission directly from the attending artists
Give, donate, collect, curate with simple pleasure for your clients, yourself and your passion
After researching and accepting advice on COVID-19 from Stratford Council and Government guidelines it is with great sadness that I had to cancel the November Fair for 2020.
I did however put on a #VirtualCafdgg with help from our fab artists over the weekend of #Cafdgg October 30th to 1st November and it was a huge success with over a hundred subscribers and 7.1k views and counting – it is an evergreen delight!
I set up a YouTube Channel Discover Gather Give Arts Fair https://bit.ly/35QHRNh with over eighty artists videos; settle down with a drink and watch our artists talking about and showing their new work, commissions, their current inspiration, maybe looking round their workshops and specialist tools, and of course their contact details and how you can buy from them.
Please follow the tag #virtualcafdgg – It will be a great way of seeing what our artists have been doing over the last few months of lockdown.
Discover Art Gather Art Give Art
The CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE for 2021 will be held over the weekend of June 4th for the Private View, June 5th to 6th Open to the Public will be based in the Town Hall. The Winter Fair will be November 5th for our Private View and November 6th to 7th Open to all.
As a visitor you will have the luxury of two opportunities to buy – the first is on the day where you can discover the interesting and inspiring artists, then gather beautiful pieces together to buy immediately; the second is commissioning unique and inspiring gifts from the attending artists, especially from our November CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DISCOVER: GATHER: GIVE in perfect time for Christmas.
By holding the November event early in the Christmas season, it allows sufficient time for commissions to be completed ready to be given with simple pleasure at Christmas or whenever you want…
There will be the glorious Golden Cup Café selling tea, coffee, delicious homemade cakes for you to relax in and ponder over which beautiful and inspiring pieces of work to buy – and for whom!
The recipes are on https://discovergathergive.co.uk/the-golden-cup-cafe-2/ for you to check allergens.
It is free entry or with donations to Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal (Guide Dogs for the Blind Registered Charity 209617) if you wish.
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
Friday Private View by invitation only 6.00 to 8.30pm
Saturday Open to the Public 10.30 -5pm
Sunday Open to the Public 10.30 – 4pm
The Cafe will shut 15minutes before the doors close
Artists applications to exhibit
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and detailed information about exhibiting with us. Applications are open from 1st October 2020 until Noon 1st March 2021 for our June and November events.