There are just four weeks to go before Christmas! Have you thought about shopping locally and supporting independent businesses this year?
More and more people are being encouraged to shop locally this Christmas to support independent businesses and boost the local economy. Brighton & Hove is incredibly fortunate to have a strong independent shopping scene, offering a more sustainable and environmental alternative to high street and Internet shopping.
This December, Copperdollar Studios will be hosting an Art Market for you to purchase unique and handmade gifts to give your loved ones over the festive season. We have invited members of the community to exhibit and sell their designs, prints, toys, vintage props and costumes.
Artists and sellers you can expect to see include prints from Drawing Boards, Lui Lopez, Binky Art Hund, Moose Azim and Copperdollar Studio’s Kt Simpson. There will also be children’s toys made by MILLERGOODMAN and wooden food platters from Special Branch Furniture.
Our event is in partnership with the Kemptown Village Christmas Collective. Each participating venue will have a red lantern outside to let you know they are open for Thursday’s late-night shopping event on 5th December 2019. Copperdollar Studios will continue their Art Market on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December to give you more of a chance to look through the different stalls.
We will also be collecting donations for the Clock Tower Sanctuary at this event, and so any donations you can make would be hugely appreciated. Come enjoy a mince pie and a mulled wine, and shop locally this Christmas!
The market will take place over three dates:
Thursday 5th December 2019, 5pm-8.30pm
Saturday 7th December 2019, 11am-7pm
Sunday 8th December 2019, 11am-7pm
Bios about the Artists & Sellers
THE DRAWING BOARDS
The Drawing Boards, create unique designs on skateboard decks. Ad McEvoy has been creating graphics within the skateboard industry for the past 20 years and will be at the market selling some limited artwork and merchandise.
Local tattoo artist Lui Lopez will be selling merchandise and some of his incredible prints at the art market available in different sizes.
MOOSE AZIM PHOTOGRAPHY
Moose Azim is a commercial and commissioning photographer with over 20 years of experience. Prints of her beautiful work will be on sale in various sizes.
KT SIMPSON (COPPERDOLLAR)
Vintage costumes and theatrical props will be available for purchase from the Copperdollar closet. Kt will also display some of her own cards and prints for people to buy.
Based in a studio in Brighton, MILLERGOODMAN creates wonderful toy designs focusing on the art of play and nurturing the imagination. Their toys make excellent gifts for children.
SPECIAL BRANCH FURNITURE
Special Branch Furniture makes fine bespoke wooden products to meet your exact requirements. They will be exhibiting some carefully-crafted food platters perfect for Christmas charcuterie boards.
BINKY ART HUND
Brighton-based artist Binky Art Hund and friend of the studio will be selling her amazing original artwork – small paintings and sketches.