Network Artists North East bonanza!
Paintings! Ceramics! Jewellery! Photography! Sculpture! More! Oh man – the art fairs that are put together by Network Artists North East are always super affairs and teeming with affordable pieces galore. Their annual, two-day Holy T art fair is taking place in the delectable environs of the Holy Trinity church in May and will be part of the Jesmond Community Festival. Over 30 artists will be taking part this year and there will be over 1000 works of art available to browse and purchase.
Then later in the month around 30 of their artists will have their own marquee at the hugely popular Northumberland County Show in Bywell near Stocksfield. Both events afford you the chance to meet and chat with some of the best artists in the north-east and purchase work directly from them. I believe the expression is: “Fill your boots!”
Network Artists North East: Holy T Art Fair, Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May, Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens, Jesmond, Friday 6pm-9pm (inc. drinks & nibbles), Saturday 10am-3pm, free; Northumberland County Show, Bank Holiday Monday 28 May, Bywell, Stocksfield. facebook.com/jesmondfestival; networkartists.org.uk