About the Event
Due to current COVID restrictions #Cafdgg will be online for June with #mminjune and planing a real event in November 2021 in our home of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
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
Everything has changed in the art world and so has #Cafdgg
In November 2020 I put on a #VirtualCafdgg by setting up a YouTube Channel Discover Gather Give Arts Fair https://bit.ly/35QHRNh with over eighty artists videos from our fab artists and it was a huge success with over a hundred subscribers and 7.1k views and counting – it is an evergreen delight!
Discover Art Gather Art Give Art
This year in June I am widening our brief to Artists and promoting Make Merry in June #mminjune
Artists will be sharing ‘How to’ videos of their expertise or tasters of the study days/workshops they run. My aim is to get all our visitors making a piece of artwork over the weekend and then for #Cafdgg to exhibit their work online over July.
I will also be setting up a directory of artists and their workshop/study days/ working holidays.
It will be a great event to help ward off lockdown blues both mentally and physically as we will have Tai Chi events each morning.
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 online on our YouTube channel. The Winter Fair will be November 5th for our Private View and November 6th to 7th Open to all at Stratford-upon-Avon’s historic Town Hall.
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, either online or in person.
Applications are open for our online June and our real November event 2021.