A city artist is looking for stall holders to help bring arts and crafts to Preston’s pubs.Advertisement
Rachel Joyner of RJArts will be running an arts and crafts market at The Black Bull in Fulwood on Easter Sunday. This follows a similar event that took place at Vinyl Tap before Christmas.
Rachel said: “I am looking for a new way to reach customers, and using pubs is proving popular as they are keen to open up what they offer to their customers. The aim is to enhance people’s experience at the pub, as well as maybe bringing in a few more customers.
“For stallholders, it’s got the added bonus of being in a pub, which has got to be a better experience than an average craft market!
“My aim is to generate enough interest from locals and businesses so I can organise further events around the north west.”
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Rachel’s markets are open to local artists, makers and authors, and a limited number of stalls are still available for the Easter Sunday event. There’s a £15 fee per stall, and a £15 deposit that is refundable on the day.
Rachel continued: “I’m keeping an open mind to ‘the arts’ as a whole, as I’m keen to offer something slightly different to a regular craft market. I’d like to give other talented people the chance to get themselves in front of an audience.
“Only one person per style will be signed up to ensure there’s no direct competition between stall holders on the day.
“I’m happy to hear from anyone involved in the arts whose skill can add to the overall success of the market.”
The next RJArts Arts and Crafts Market will take place at The Black Bull on Sunday 21 April from 11am to 5pm. Find out more on the RJArts website.
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