North York Moors

North York Moors logo
Browse section

Artisan Art Fair

Artisan Art FairArtisan Art Fair

Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July (10:30am to 4pm)

Free entry

Coastal Communities Fund logoJoin us in the grounds of The Moors Centre for our first Artisan Art Fair, a celebration of North Yorkshire's creative artists and makers, held in conjunction with Scarborough Arts Forum (SAF), a Facebook group of over 400 Yorkshire-based artists. It's an opportunity to browse and buy inspiring pieces of original art and meet the artists who created them.

The Artisan Arts Fair is part of the Coastal Communities Fund ‘Sea Life, See Life’ project delivered by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Twenty artists will have space in two large marquees, with further pop-up venues around the grounds. The marquees will be a buzz of activity with the artists demonstrating their techniques. They'll be more artists demonstrating an art or craft during the event outside on the lawns too.

Artists attending include:

  • Dean Regan - fine art landscape paintings and animal studies
  • Keith Blessed - pastel landscapes
  • Gail Hurst - watercolours
  • Emma Evett - glass design
  • Hanover Studios - three fine artists (Joy Green – watercolours and textures;  Trish Shaw – papercuts; Gillian Elliot – mixed media)
  • Dag Hagenaes - Kjelldahl: large oil paintings
  • John Turney - arts, crafts and photography
  • Jill Turney - acrylics and watercolours
  • Diane Todd - animal paintings
  • Chris Taylor - landscapes
  • Wendy Tate - multi-disciplinary artist – ceramics, illustration, painting, textiles
  • Ann Bristow - wonderful wobbly art! Colourful scenes of Yorkshire
  • Vicky Milsom - conceptual illustration and painting
  • Helen Bowes - mixed media, printer and plaster painter
Timetable for workshops, talks and children's activities:

Saturday 16 July
From 11am and then every hour (approx.) throughout the day: Joe Coates, children’s storyteller
2pm to 4pm: Children’s drop-in art workshop, Make a card Mondrian style with Susi Jones
All day: Dean Regan: Painting in acrylics and oils, talk and demonstration
All day: Keith Blessed: Pastels demonstration and talk

Sunday 17th July
All day: Dean Regan: Painting in acrylics and oils, talk and demonstration
All day: Keith Blessed: Pastels demonstration and talk
Afternoon: Music by the Rattlin Shieks, sessions until 4pm
2pm to 3.30pm: This Little Bird, a create-and-colour children's art and nature workshop with Hanover Studios

All the workshops and talks are free.

There are a couple of spaces available for interested artists in the marquees, and outside pitches are available at £20 per day. Artists wishing to apply are asked to contact Dean Regan on 07816 296929 or via the SAF Facebook page.

Artisan Art Fair