Saturday 30 November 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 1 December 10.00 – 16.00
This year the Art Fair will have the X Factor. It’s the X in Oxton and the Roman X for the number ten-our anniversary.
The Oxton Art Fair is celebrating it’s 10th. Anniversary at the newly refurbished Williamson Art Gallery during the last weekend of November.
It was started in 2004 by a group of friends who were aware there was a core of artists residing in the area, an influx of artists, formerly of the area, returning from overseas and newcomers attracted by the community atmosphere and picturesque village.
The reputation of the Fair has grown well beyond the boundaries of Oxton Village and has become a must go-to part of the local arts calendar. It has now become a major community and social event which is well supported by local residents and businesses attracting more than 1500 visitors over the weekend.
This year it will showcase nine members of the Oxton Artists and nine guest artists. They will be showing original work in a variety of media, including textiles, illustration, jewellery, ceramics, paintings, prints, photography and mixed media.We will also be running the very popular and successful Children’s Workshops and there will be delicious food available all day from the Williamson Art Gallery cafe.
Colin Simpson, Principal Museum’s Officer for The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum said of the event: “The relationship that has developed between the Williamson and Oxton Artists through this initiative has been mutually rewarding and very satisfying. The quality of work produced by local artists is undeniable and we are pleased to be a focus of activity throughout the year, but especially for this event. The Oxton Art Fair goes from strength to strength and it now represents the busiest weekend of the year at the gallery. I look forward to seeing the work that is presented as there are always surprises that make each new year an exciting opportunity.”
All art works are for sale inspiring interesting hand made Christmas presents or beautiful pieces of art for your own Christmas presents. Bring your family and come and join us to celebrate, enjoy and immerse yourselves in a wonderful artistic experience.
Find out more at www.oxtonartfair.co.uk
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Slatey Rd. Birkenhead CH43 5UE