Here’s a fabulous opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in the Warwickshire region, Ann Evans tells us more.



Arts Fair a glimpse of the artwork on exhibition



Forty exceptional artists are coming together for an amazing free to enter Arts Fair in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, which you won’t want to miss.


Whether you just love seeing the incredible work of talented craftspeople, or maybe you’re a collector of original art in any of its many forms, or you’re looking for a unique Christmas or birthday gift, or maybe you have an idea and are looking to commission someone – this is the place to be.



Artist Tom Shepherd’s Stepping-into-Colour


The popular and free to enter Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give #Cafdgg will be returning to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall for its fifth year from 3 – 4 November. These 40 amazing artists will be exhibiting more than 500 pieces of original and passionately created art, offering an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, decoupage, textiles, wood turning, digital art, sculpture and book binding.



Enjoying last year’s Arts Fair


Judith Layhe-Cook, Curator commented, “Our artists have been chosen to provoke thought, and to stimulate imagination and conversation.  The aim of #Cafdgg is to exhibit a wide range of styles and genres so that our visitors and collectors, no matter what their age, have a chance to fall in love with the art and meet the artists. It’s a great opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in our region and purchase some gorgeous Christmas gifts.”


So, DISCOVER a wealth of eclectic talent; GATHER together to buy or commission unique and inspiring gifts; GIVE with simple pleasure.



The Golden Cup Cafe


Make more of your visit by venturing upstairs in the Town Hall to The Golden Cup Cafe which is in the Ballroom. Here visitors can enjoy tea, coffee from Monsoon Estates and delicious cakes served in elegant vintage golden tea sets on crisp white linen with fresh flowers.


The website very helpfully provides a list of the cake ingredients should you need to check for allergy reasons.


This eclectic arts fair is supported by both Warwickshire Open Studios and Visual Arts.


Once again the Contemporary Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give is supporting ‘Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal Guide Dogs for the Blind’. Any donations would be gratefully received.


The Arts Fair is open to the public on 3 November from 10.30am – 5pm and on 4 November from 10.30am – 4pm in Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon.

To find out more information please visit