We've been around the block when it comes to art markets, and we're not just talking about selling our own awesome merch. ;) We visit and collaborate with markets offering our live screen printing services and our vendor scouts are always poised to source fresh new talent for our online curated marketplace. Below we've highlighted 3 markets/fairs that we think are the best in terms of their richness of beautiful design and the wonderful people we've met along the way.
DIY Art Market
DIYAM started as a pop-up art fair the summer of 2014 in Hackney, London, and has quickly grown to a bi monthly event, at multiple venues, showcasing well over 500 artists, and independent publishers. Located at the Oval Space in Hackney, DIYAM functions as an affordable space for a diverse group of artists, designers, collectives, and publishers, to exhibit/sell there artwork, engage with the public, and share experiences, opportunities. People Of Print, naturally, have actively taken part in this event many times, and we definitely would recommend this wonderful event to any creative visiting London!
Crafty Fox Market
The Crafty Fox Market is a similar popularity-growing event taking place in London. Connecting a huge range of UK handmade and design talent with savvy shoppers, this market showcases its events throughout a variety of different venues across London. Taking place on a seasonal basis, CFM features an assortment of hand-picked stalls, workshops and DJs.
London Illustration Fair
We attend the London Illustration Fair every year in the hope to source new and upcoming talent to add to our ever-growing curated market place. Why do we love this event so much? I guess because there's such excitement navigating our way through the maze of stalls never knowing what we'll find tucked away in the corners of the Oxo Tower Wharf venue. Perhaps one the freshest artist-led fairs in London, print and all things creative cover the walls of this design filled labyrinth of creative gems. Definitely one to check out!
Several of our vendors have been featured in such events such as the talented Jacqueline Colley and the brilliant Jade They to name a few. Check out some of the fabulous work we've added to Department Store!