Summer Arts Markets return to Liverpool Cathedral
Open Culture’s Summer Arts Market will once again take over Liverpool Cathedral this June. Following the success of their first socially-distanced Winter Arts Markets last year, on Sat 5 & 19 June more than 50 independent artists, designers, crafters, makers and more will transform the iconic interiors of Liverpool Cathedral into a thriving hive of shopping activity with hundreds of unique creations on offer.
Shoppers can enjoy Liverpool Cathedral, a Grade I architectural wonder and the largest cathedral in the UK and fifth largest in the world. There will be a short performance by the Cathedral Choir to enjoy at 15:00 at each event.
Established in 2013, the Summer Arts Market and seasonal sibling event the Winter Arts Market are the biggest craft fairs in the region, with items for all tastes and prices for all wallets.
Event organisers Open Culture are firm believers in the importance of supporting the local creative economy and created the markets to give members of the public the chance to purchase work directly from the person who made it.
A wonderful alternative to the high street, just some of the hundreds of items on offer include original screen prints, paintings, intricate jewellery, tableware, handmade beauty products, woodwork, colourful decorations, accessories, textiles, photography, knitwear and hand poured candles.
The event will be socially distanced. Visitors can pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment, but there will also be a limited number of walk-up tickets available for each timeslot during the day. The last visitor entrance at each event is 15:45.
The venue, Liverpool Cathedral has ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation, assuring visitors that our event will run in accordance with the Government’s COVID-19 guidance and the latest advice from Public Health England.
“We’re so pleased to be able to bring the Summer Arts Markets back to the Cathedral after a year’s absence due to the pandemic. It’s a chance for everyone to support independent artists and makers and find beautiful unique creations, most of which are handmade locally. We’re asking visitors to come and enjoy a truly different shopping experience, in an awe-inspiring location not to be missed. It’s a wonderful alternative to online shopping too, it’s such a pleasure to be able to see and touch handmade items and take them home with you.”
– Christina Grogan, Director, Open Culture