Open to the public Online over the weekend of October 31st to 2nd November at Online for 2020

About the Event


We are going On Line over the weekend of October 31st to 2nd November 2020 with a virtual Arts Fair Gallery for you to explore and artists videos to enjoy on social media - please join us!

More Information

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 am cancelling the November Fair for 2020.

I will however be putting on a #VirtualCafdgg with help from our fab artists…..

I will be putting on an online Virtual Arts Fair over the weekend of #Cafdgg October 31st to 2nd November and I’ll put up the access information as I finalise it – I am ridiculously excited about the project.

My aim is for each of the artists to do a little video 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 people can buy from them.

Throughout the weekend of #Cafdgg October 31st to 2nd November I will put them out on social media from 10am to 7pm – ten slots per day for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, please follow the tag #virtualcafdgg –  It will be a great way of seeing what our artists have been doing over the last few months.


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 for you to check allergens.

Free Entry

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

Opening Times

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 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.