Call for artists – Snowflake Trail 2016

The Snowflake Trail returns for a third year on 1 December 2016 and Open Culture CIC and Liverpool BID Company are once again seeking proposals from artists and creative organisations to design and decorate fibreglass snowflakes to form part of the trail. The snowflakes will be 1.5m tall and will be installed for the duration of the trail, abortion from 1 December 2016 – 3 January 2017.

Commissioned artists will be paid in instalments totalling £800.00 (excluding VAT) per snowflake. This fee must cover the artist fee, time taken to decorate the snowflake, plus all materials and varnish.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 23 October 2016.

Visit the Open Culture website for full application and technical information.

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Winter Arts Market moves to Liverpool Cathedral

Winter Arts Market moves to Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
Saturday 3 December 2016
10am – 7pm
£2 entry / children (under 16) free

Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market, the Winter Arts Market will return for an eighth year on Saturday 3 December 2016. Staged this year in the breathtaking surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral the market will see this awe-inspiring space, one of the most beautiful in the city, transformed into a bustling independent shopping experience that’s the perfect place to pick up unique Christmas gifts.

This year’s market will feature work from more than 200 of the region’s best artists, designers and makers with everything you can imagine for sale – from paintings and jewellery to screenprints, Christmas decorations, cards, photography, homewares, glassware, textiles and handmade beauty products. There will also be a vintage fair downstairs in the Cathedral’s Concert Room, and a food fair offering everything from homemade jams and chutneys to handcrafted chocolate and unique blended teas.

The Cathedral’s Welsford Cafe will be on hand to provide tasty festive treats and hot drinks throughout the day, and the young and young at heart alike can drop into the Craft Lab for Christmassy crafting fun with the Super Silly Scientists.

Illustration by Ria Fell

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dot-art commended at MIB Awards

dot-art receives Highly Commended Certificate for Independent Culture and Tourism Business of Year at the MIB Awards!

The dot-art team were delighted to receive a certificate of high commendation at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards in acknowledgement of their commitment to the arts.  Over the past 9 months dot-art have launched a brand new gallery in Liverpool city centre, approved doubled the size of their art class programme, welcomed a full-time Gallery Manager to the team, celebrated their 10th birthday and launched their fifth annual dot-art Schools programme in a new partnership with Liverpool John Moores University.


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