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Monday, 21st November 2022

Get you Christmas shopping off to a great start at Louth Craftmark’s Winter Weekender

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Ceramics by Sarah McKenna. 

Members of the Louth Craftmark Designers Network have announced that their eagerly anticipated Winter Weekender featuring a full programme of exciting in-person and virtual events is taking place from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November. 

The Winter Weekender will feature a variety of artistic disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, print, mixed media, textiles, and sculpture, so there will be something for everyone’s taste! 

There will be a broad range of one-off events taking place over the course of the Winter Weekender, including pop-up shops, open studios, Meet the Maker events, talks, live and virtual demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, and lots of special offers and discounts. It’s promised to be a fantastic weekend full of visual art and craft that you won’t want to miss!  

Louth Craftmark Designers Network is a collective of 68 talented northeast based professional artists, designers, and craftspeople, who have come together to promote and support each other. 

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After their very successful Summer Fair in the St Nicolas Quarter, Dundalk, and the Connective 22 Exhibition in Millmount, Drogheda, Louth Craftmark are delighted to be coming together once again to showcase their Winter Weekender just in time for the Christmas season. 

With the increase in the cost of living, many people will be looking for more meaningful and budget conscious gifts for their loved ones this Christmas. It is so important to seek out local businesses to keep our communities thriving, whilst also bearing in mind sustainability and being kind to the environment. 

Silk Satin Scarf by Mel Bradley - €110

“We are delighted to be able to come together once again to showcase the wealth of talented makers in the northeast with our forthcoming Winter Weekender” said ceramicist Sarah McKenna.

“The Louth Craftmark Designers Network is going from strength to strength, with our driving force being the promotion and support of each of our members’ work. We would encourage people to look closer to home for Christmas gifts this year and if possible, to Shop Local, and Buy Irish.” 

Radanta gold and silver stoneset ring by Garrett Mallon from €450.

Many of the artists also create bespoke and commissioned work, so if customers would like to gift that someone special an original piece of art this Christmas, the Winter Weekender would be the perfect time to enquire about this service.    

For a full list of all events throughout the county in what promises to be a fantastic weekend full of visual art and craft that you won’t want to miss CLICK HERE 

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