Metquarter And The Art Quarter Support Small Business Saturday With Independent Winter Market
After the huge success of its previous Christmas and Summer Markets, The Art Quarter Liverpool Market is back for Winter 2023 at Metquarter, supporting small businesses and local makers this Christmas.
Taking place on Saturday 2 December which is also ‘Small Business Saturday’ from 11am-5pm, over fifty talented artists, designers and makers will pack out the centre offering incredible locally made gifts and products including jewellery, ceramics, glassware, illustration, candles and much more.
The Art Quarter Winter Market will host stalls from original makers, artisans, and crafters including Lazykate Textiles, who will be located on the ground floor of the centre and will give customers the chance to try weaving on their big spinning wheel. The team will also sell a large selection of naturally hand dyed yarn and looms.
Customers looking to pick up the perfect Christmas gift will be spoilt for choice. One of the wonderful local traders, The Felt Factory will sell handstitched 100% wool felt, goodies, gifts and garlands whilst the talented Rach at Bird House Press will offer a selection of products featuring unique, colourful and fun hand-drawn illustrations.
Other confirmed stallholders include ceramics designer, Eniko Kovacs, who will sell a selection of handmade ceramics for the home including mugs, bowls and vases – the perfect gift for yourself or any interior lovers! Pebble Art Studio UK will have a range of beautiful, one-of-a-kind framed pictures made from pebbles, driftwood, sea glass, dried leaves and flowers.
Looking for a unique gift for a Marvel or Superheroes fan? Comic Genius will host a stall selling unique handmade picture frames and clocks using US and UK superhero comics. It doesn’t stop there as there will be over fifty stalls to explore on the day, helping Christmas shoppers tick items off their present lists while supporting local businesses.
Completely free to attend, The Art Quarter Winter Markets will offer a full day of entertainment with live music and fun filled hands-on children’s workshops taking place throughout the day.
Metquarter’s official charity partner The Hope Foundation will also run a stall, offering a gift-wrapping service and helping shoppers to put the finishing touches to their purchases. There will be an option for shoppers to donate to the charity in return for the service. The team will also sell a bespoke Hope Foundation mug on the day, designed by Art Quarter’s Karen Edwards. All funds raised for the charity on the day will be matched by Aviva.
Metquarter’s mix of local label, creative arts and high fashion retailers will remain open throughout the event, turning the centre into a true one-stop-shop for Christmas shopping and entertainment. The GPO will serve a range of festive food and drink options as well as hosting a special Let It Go children’s event in collaboration with Mini Madams Spa, while Everyman Cinema’s schedule includes a selection of unmissable Christmas films in a luxurious setting.
Freida McKitrick, an artist at The Art Quarter Liverpool said: “We’re excited to welcome over fifty incredible local makers, artists and designers to the Winter Markets when they return to Metquarter this December. We have so much talent in our city, and we can’t wait to showcase these incredible local businesses. There will be plenty of unique items which will make perfect Christmas gifts so don’t miss out!”
Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter Centre Manager said: “We’re delighted to support Small Business Saturday with the return of The Art Quarter Winter Markets. The centre will be packed full of small, independent businesses selling a huge range of bespoke items in the lead up to the busiest time of the year.
We are champions of shopping small, and we want to make it as fun and easy for shoppers as possible. This will be an unmissable event in the festive calendar and between the stalls, Everyman Cinema, GPO Food Market and our usual retail mix, there will be so much choice all under one roof.”
The Art Quarter Winter Markets is a free event and will take place at Metquarter on Saturday 2 December from 11am-5pm.
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