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Christmas Craft Fair

It’s not time to freak out just yet, but Christmas is just around the corner.

If you’re an artist with a bursting studio of goods, or a punter on the hunt for some extra brownie points this Christmas, the Tactile Arts Christmas Craft Fair has got you covered.

Ned Roberts, part of the new team at Tactile Arts, says the huge annual event is a great opportunity for local artisans to share their work and make a bit of cash ahead of the silly season.

“In previous years artists have made quite a bit of money at the markets and the fair,” Roberts says.

“It’s a great place for artists to band together and access a captive audience who want to support locals, because Tactile Arts does all the organising and promotion, which is beyond the scope of what a lot of artists can achieve by themselves.”

Thousands of people flock to the annual craft fair to buy locally made, sustainable gifts for loved ones.

“Darwin is a community minded city and I think people like to support the local arts and crafts people that live here,” Roberts says.

“There’s nothing commercial, just a chance to not support big corporations and mass-produced products.”

There’s a bit of everything available at the markets – from hot sauce to homewares and chutney to ceramics – plus a chance to get out of the sticky build up heat.


Image: Marita Albers

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