There are some things worth travelling for and the Contemporary Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give based in Stratford-upon-Avon historic Town Hall is one of them.

Not only does it have an eclectic range of artists exhibiting their glorious work over two floors, it also has the Golden Cup Café that is a joy in which to savour the selection of cakes served on vintage golden tea sets whilst you decide on what to buy….

This popular and free to enter fair returns for its fifth year from 3 – 4 November. Exhibiting 40 exceptional artists with more than 500 pieces of original and passionately created art, offering an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, decoupage, textiles, wood turning, digital art, sculpture and book binding.

Judith Layhe-Cook, Curator commented “Our artists have been chosen to provoke thought, and to stimulate imagination and conversation. The aim of #Cafdgg is to exhibit a wide range of styles and genres so that our visitors and collectors, no matter what their age, have a chance to fall in love with the art and meet the artists. It’s a great opportunity to discover a wealth of artisanal work in our region and purchase some gorgeous Christmas gifts or arrange for a workshop with the artists.”

Judith goes on to say about her commitment in supporting ‘Shakespeare’s Puppies Appeal Guide Dogs for the Blind’. “The Arts Fair is open to all and any donations are gratefully received. We have raised £2,000 so far and once £2,500 is reached we will be able name the puppy, although can you imagine calling a puppy Discover:Gather:Give! When we reach our target next year then we will celebrate by having a peoples votes on naming the Puppy in our Spring Fair May 31st to June 2nd 2019.”

The Arts Fair is open to the public on 3 November from 10.30am – 5pm and on 4 November from 10.30am – 4pm.

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