Deck the halls with boughs of good cheer and get the Christmas feel at Port Melbourne's Artisan Christmas Market on 162 Bay Street, Port Melbourne - Saturday 12 December 2020 from 11am to 5pm. This outdoor market is the place to shop for that unique gift from local artisans, designers and crafters. Go ahead and make that someone special feel extra loved, knowing you took the time to get something unique and/or handmade. You'll find the full vendor list on the Discussion Section of the event page.
With well over 100 vendors, you're bound to fulfil your holiday shopping list. For those guilty of last-minute Christmas shopping (we've all been there!), you can shop knowing you're supporting local businesses. Get further information about the event on the website, including, map, parking and tram access. This is a FREE community event run by Port Melbourne Business Association (PMBA) for one day only. Featured are a range of handmade, homemade, locally produced gifts, art pieces, designs, jewellery and more – there's even something for your four-legged friends! There's also mouthwatering food on-site, music and fun activities to entertain the kids – with an event schedule for activities to be released closer to the date, so watch out for details via the links given. If you're vendor interested in joining the Market, apply and register.
The discussion page is also where you'll find lots of images of beautiful products you'll find at the market like, Nature Art by Elsa Thorp. She's the one to see for unique botanical sculptures, fresh flower and dried flower arrangements. Check her out as she also welcomes custom orders. If you'd like to make your own, she's running workshops. Message her for questions and requests. See her newsletter here. Looks like she's running a Wreath Making Workshop on Sat 5 December. Workshops are also being held at her home in Albert Park and she's happy to run 1 on 1 workshop or for small groups. You can chat to her personally and meet this artisan at the Christmas Market.
Slipp Arts is another vendor at the market, each piece handmade and inspired by the orchard and nature surrounding her where she grew up. Joanne Linsdell is the artist and she has hand-build ceramics, fine art prints, botanical decals printed from original drawings and more. Frutta Wares is still in the midst of its social media creation, but as you can see in the pic, they're all about ceramic delights that admire the simplicity of fruit as form. Find out more from the artist at the market.
Trudy Rice Artist has developed her practice over years of creating work that is unique, tranquil, serene and thoughtful. She does not attempt to disturb the order of nature by purely recording and encapsulating it as it unfolds with every brief moment. Find out more from her first hand about her passion for nature, recycling all she can and using non-toxic forms of art making that supports our need to protect our environment. There are lots more examples and vendors on the discussion page to go through, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Be at the market and enjoy everything in person for yourself. Merry Christmas.