Perthshire’s newest artist and creative industries centre, Perth Creative Exchange, hosts its second ever winter market on Saturday 3rd- Sunday 4th December from 10am-4pm.
The public is invited to join the artists and creatives for two days of showcasing the vibrant work of both the wider artistic community and local studio holders.
There will be over twenty five stalls exhibiting a wide range of works from jewellery, textiles, ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and much more. The Winter Market and Open Studios presents an opportunity to meet the artistic community, find some unique Christmas gifts, learn about creative processes, and support local artists, makers and independent businesses.
Cal Scott of HooperHart, a Perthshire-based maker of miniature wooden worlds and accessories, said: “As a small creative business recently relocated to Perthshire, it’s been fantastic to make use of some of the Perth Creative Exchange facilities this year, so I’m particularly delighted to have the opportunity to take part in this Creative Winter Market event alongside studio tenants and other makers from the wider community.”
Perth Creative Exchange Open Studios will also take place over the same two days and visitors are encouraged to pop in so see the artists in their working environments, where many studio doors will be open. There is also a new group exhibition by tenants, Winter Exchange, now on view at Perth Creative Exchange’s gallery spaces.
Perth Creative Exchange is operated by Wasps, Scotland’s national provider of creative spaces. The centre provides working accommodation for visual and applied artists as well as offices for creative industries, social enterprises and charities. Opened in 2019, the Perth Creative Exchange development rescued the former St John’s School building, and in 2021 the project won the Regeneration Project of the Year accolade at the Scottish Property Awards.
Perth Creative Exchange’s Winter Market and Open Studios is on at Perth Creative Exchange, Stormont Street, Perth, PH1 5NW on Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December, from 10am to 5pm. It’s free to attend and is wheelchair accessible.