After the huge success of its first Christmas Market, The Art Quarter Liverpool Market is back for summer 2023 at Metquarter, supporting small businesses and local makers.

Over forty talented artists, designers and makers will pack out the upper level of Metquarter offering incredible locally made gifts and products including jewellery, ceramics, glassware, illustration, candles and much more.

Taking place on Saturday 29 July from 11am-5pm, The Art Quarter Summer Market will host stalls from original makers, artisans, and crafters including Joolzery, a unique jewellery brand which designs, and handcrafts contemporary recycled copper and ethical healing crystal jewellery. The creative duo from Lazykate Textiles will also be on hand to give customers the chance to try weaving on their big wheel as well as selling a range of hand dyed yarn.

Local beekeeper and owner of Beeshack, Martin Swift, will be in attendance to provide customers with delicious local honey and honey related gift sets from his 100 hives across the city of Liverpool. Bespoke craft brand, Julie’s Dabbles will also be showcasing delightful model wooden houses and beach huts, together with handsewn hanging mobiles.

Completely free to attend, The Art Quarter Market will offer an array of entertainment throughout the day including live music from Wavertree Community Gospel Choir, SingMe Merseyside and Liverpool Chamber Choir. There will also be a fun filled hands-on children’s make and take workshop with Design Laser Play.

With Pride in Liverpool 2023 taking place the same day, guests can make a day of it in Metquarter by also visiting GPO Food Market which will be hosting a Bottomless Drag Brunch hosted by Twin Flame Drag Duo 12pm – 3pm on Sat 29 July. Expect 90 minutes of bottomless beer, Prosecco and cocktails, plus food from any of their vendors. Not forgetting banging music, games and raffles! Straight Outta Canton will also be firing up their barbecue to bring classic Punjabi flavours accompanied with traditional French cooking and barbequing techniques.

The Terrace Party is back, too, with a DJ to get the party started. GPO Food Market and all their Food Partners are super proud to support Pride in Liverpool this year, with 10% of the money raised on select dishes and Pride Cocktails going to the work of LCR Pride across the region.

Attendees of the market can also watch a film at Everyman cinema which boasts luxury sofa seating, before taking a look in 15+ retail and leisure brands located on Metquarter ground floor, including The Art Quarter Liverpool store.

Clare Ellis, an artist at The Art Quarter Liverpool said:

“We’re extremely excited to welcome back our marketto Metquarter for summer and to showcase the incredible talent we have from artists, designers, and makers in our city. The focus for the market is about helping other local businesses and showcasing the entrepreneurship and the talent which we have in our city – you won’t want to miss it!”

Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter Centre Manager said:

“We’re delighted to see the return of The Art Quarter Summer Market after the success at Christmas time. The Summer Market promises to be a fun filled day out with the family while supporting small and independent businesses.”

“We’re making shopping small as easy and as fun as possible. Between the stallholders and our usual retail mix there will be so much choice all under one roof, not to mention GPO – the biggest food hall in the city – who will be hosting a special Bottomless Drag Queen Brunch in celebration of Pride in Liverpool.”

The Art Quarter Summer Market is a free event and will take place at Metquarter on Saturday 29 July from 11am-5pm.