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The Art Quarter Market is returning to the Metquarter this summer

Following the huge success of its first Christmas Market, The Art Quarter Liverpool Market is returning to Metquarter for summer 2023, supporting small businesses and local makers.

Over forty talented artists, designers, and makers will fill Metquarter’s upper level with incredible locally made gifts and products such as jewellery, ceramics, glassware, illustration, candles, and much more.

The Art Quarter Summer Market will be held on Saturday, July 29th, from 11am-5pm, and will feature stalls from original makers, artisans, and crafters, including Joolzery, a unique jewellery brand that designs and handcrafts contemporary recycled copper and ethical healing crystal jewellery. Lazykate Textiles will also be on hand to give customers the opportunity to try weaving on their big wheel and sell a variety of hand-dyed yarn.

Martin Swift, the owner of Beeshack and a local beekeeper, will be on hand to provide customers with delicious local honey and honey-related gift sets from his 100 hives spread across Liverpool. Julie’s Dabbles, a bespoke craft brand, will also be displaying delightful model wooden houses and beach huts, as well as handsewn hanging mobiles.

The Art Quarter Market is completely free to attend and will feature live music from Wavertree Community Gospel Choir, SingMe Merseyside, and Liverpool Chamber Choir throughout the day. There will also be a Design Laser Play hands-on children’s make-and-take workshop.

With Pride in Liverpool 2023 happening on the same day, guests can make a day of it in Metquarter by also visiting GPO Food Market, which will be hosting a Bottomless Drag Brunch hosted by Twin Flame Drag Duo on Saturday, July 29th from 12pm – 3pm. Expect bottomless beer, Prosecco, and cocktails for 90 minutes, as well as food from any of their vendors. Not to mention the great music, games, and raffles! Straight Outta Canton will also be firing up the grill to bring classic Punjabi flavours paired with traditional French cooking and barbequing techniques.

The Terrace Party is also returning, complete with a DJ to get the party started. GPO Food Market and all of their Food Partners are thrilled to support Pride in Liverpool this year, with 10% of proceeds from select dishes and Pride Cocktails benefiting the work of LCR Pride throughout the region.

Visitors to the market can also watch a movie at Everyman Cinema, which has luxury sofa seating, before perusing the 15+ retail and leisure brands on the Metquarter ground floor, which includes The Art Quarter Liverpool store.

Clare Ellis, an artist at The Art Quarter Liverpool said:

“We’re extremely excited to welcome back our market to Metquarter for summer and to showcase the incredible talent we have from artists, designers, and makers in our city. The focus for the market is about helping other local businesses and showcasing the entrepreneurship and the talent which we have in our city – you won’t want to miss it!”

Jennina O’Neill, Metquarter Centre Manager said:

“We’re delighted to see the return of The Art Quarter Summer Market after the success at Christmas time. The Summer Market promises to be a fun filled day out with the family while supporting small and independent businesses.”

“We’re making shopping small as easy and as fun as possible. Between the stallholders and our usual retail mix there will be so much choice all under one roof, not to mention GPO – the biggest food hall in the city – who will be hosting a special Bottomless Drag Queen Brunch in celebration of Pride in Liverpool.”

The Art Quarter Summer Market is a free event and will take place at Metquarter on Saturday 29th July from 11am-5pm.

For more information and opening times please visit there website.

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