Popular Arts Fair ‘Discover:Gather:Give’ returns to
Stratford-upon-Avon for fifth year!
There are some things worth travelling for and the Contemporary Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give based in Stratford-upon-Avon historic Town Hall is one of them. Not only does it have an eclectic range of artists exhibiting their glorious work over two floors, it also has the Golden Cup Café that is a joy in which to savour the selection of cakes served on vintage golden tea sets whilst you decide on what to buy….
This popular and free to enter fair returns for its fifth year from 3 – 4 November. Exhibiting 40 exceptional artists with more than 500 pieces of original and passionately created art, offering an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, decoupage, textiles, wood turning, digital art, sculpture and book binding.
Judith Layhe-Cook, Curator commented “Our artists have been chosen to provoke thought, and to stimulate imagination and conversation. The aim of #Cafdgg is to exhibit a wide range of styles and genres so that our visitors and collectors, no matter what their age, have a chance to fall in love with the art and meet the artists.It’s a great opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in our region and purchase some gorgeous Christmas gifts or arrange for a workshop with the artists.”Judith goes on to say about her commitment in supporting ‘Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal Guide Dogs for the Blind’. “The Arts Fair is open to all and any donations are gratefully received. We have raised £2,000 so far and once £2,500 is reached we will be able name the puppy, although can you imagine calling a puppy Discover:Gather:Give! When we reach our target next year then we will celebrate by having a peoples votes on naming the Puppy in our Spring Fair May 31stto June 2nd2019.”
The Arts Fair is open to the public on 3 November from 10.30am – 5pm and on 4 November from 10.30am - 4pm.
To find out more information please visit www.discovergathergive.co.uk
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Judith Layhe-Cook Judith@discovergathergive.co.uk
In its fifth year the Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give #Cafdgg is returning to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall over the weekend of June 1stto 3rd anticipatinganother record year of visitors and sales.
Enjoy meeting over 40 exceptional artists exhibiting more than 500 pieces of original and passionately created art, offering an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, textiles, paper cutting, sculpture and book binding.
Judith Layhe-Cook, Curator said ‘Our artists have been chosen to provoke thought, to stimulate imagination, to make you quiver with longing, challenge, soothe and to calm. Our aim of #Cafdgg is to exhibit a wide range of styles and genres so that each of our visitors and collectorshave a chance to fall in love with the art.’
Relax in the Golden Cup Café where you can meet friends, decide on what to buy and for whom, with tea, coffee from Monsoon Estates Artisan Coffee and cakes by Knead It! Bakery served on a collection of elegant vintage golden crockery.
The Fair is free to view and open to all, so come and join us!
Notes to the Editor
The Contemporary Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give #Cafdgg was founded in 2014, building on the success of pervious years and now has a firm reputation for quality, innovative and collectable art work.
Date: Private View by invitation only 1stJune 2018
Open to the public 2ndand 3rdJune 2018
Times: Friday Private View 6pm to 8.30pm with refreshments by the Cotswold’s Distillery https://www.cotswoldsdistillery.com. and Fierce Botanics Apothecary https://www.fiercebotanics.com
Saturday 10.30am to 5pm, Sunday 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, Sheep Street,
Donations to Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal Guide Dogs for the Blind. Register charity in England and Wales (209817) and in Scotland (SC038979)
Pens Unique will once again be at this festive gathering. Come along and soak up the atmosphere and find some very unique Christmas gifts.
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