Sulphur City Arts & Crafts Market--February 2017 February 16, 2017 19:10
If you haven't realized it by now, I am a huge fan of the Arts Village here in Rotorua. I love the space and the community that it serves, and the people who run it are such a diligent and fun group of individuals who are artists themselves. I'm there all the time--checking out exhibitions, attending talks and sharing sessions, and selling at markets, which brings me to our post for this week--the first edition of the Sulphur City Art & Crafts Market!
In the past the Arts Village would have a monthly market, but this year the planning of the market has been handed over to an independent local artist and rebranded as well. The first market was held on Sat 4 Feb, and there were about 30 stallholders who attended. This time round I was in one of the studios, not along the corridor like I was for the Christmas market.
We were blessed with beautiful summery weather once again, which meant that there was a good crowd, but I think there were more people at the Christmas market (not surprisingly). There were also interesting food stalls this time round--there was a fresh fruit ice-cream stall which everyone was flocking to!
I had more journals on offer this time (yup I was sewing books like crazy in the days leading up to the market), and I also had some new journals on offer, including ones with exposed binding on the spine, which everyone seemed to love! I also wanted to clear my 2017 planners so I put them up for sale--thankfully, some of them got sold, yay!
A closer look at our newest products: our exposed coptic stitch binding journals. This one has a pretty peach cover with orchids and gold accents! Look out for them on our website here!