Calling all Artists and Makers!

Are you a local artist who would like to sell your work at well organised, well attended events? Sally Evans, a local events organiser, is on the lookout for new talent to showcase at her 2020 Artists and Makers Fairs.

Sally started 20 years ago, selling art jewellery. ‘I became disillusioned with the fairs that I was participating in’ she says. ‘ They were either badly organised, in awful venues or full of people selling mass produced tat’. Convinced she could do better, Sally came up with the blueprint for her popular Fairs. ‘Venues need to be accessible with natural light. Publicity is vital. Quality and range of products is important, and above all,’ she says, ‘participants need to be approachable, talented creators selling their own unique products’.

How did she turn the blueprint into reality? Sally explains; ‘I approached local artists exhibiting in ‘open studios’ or exhibitons/shows whose work and people skills ticked the boxes, found a venue and in 2004 held my first Artists and Makers Fair in Butlers Cross’. It was a huge success and as word of mouth spread, new artists put themselves forward for places at her events.

Today Sally holds regular Artists and Makers Fairs at Thame Town Hall and Bradmoor Farm in Haddenham. She has over 200 carefully chosen artists and makers on her books. In style they range from traditional to quirky and the diversity is impressive; painters, photographers, printmakers, ceramicists, silversmiths, glass, jewellers, textile and mixed media artists, knitting & embroidery artists, milliners, book binders, a chocolatier, wood turners, sculptors, pen and writing implement makers….the list goes on!

If you would like to take part or have a venue for hire please email

For details of the Artists and Makers Fairs 2020 01844 273069