Friday, 24 August 2007


About Flare
Flare was started by four artists and makers from Yorkshire who were struggling to find suitable craft fairs to sell their work. Flare offers contemporary artists and makers an exciting and affordable opportunity to showcase and sell their work at inspiring and lively craft markets. Flare markets are held in unique venues that provide the ideal setting for showing a refreshing variety of innovative art and craft and a relaxing atmosphere for shoppers to browse and purchase new and exciting work.

We aim to have a broad range of work for sale at our events so that shoppers have a wide choice to select from. This also means that artists and makers working in a particular style or media have little or no competition at Flare markets.

Flare markets are well advertised with leaflets and posters distributed widely, extensive e-marketing, comprehensive
publicity with local press and media and a growing mailing list of interested customers. Flare aims to promote and celebrate work produced by artists and makers and to encourage people to value and purchase individually made items.

Forthcoming markets
Sunday 18th November 2007
The Tithe Barn, Poppleton, York 10am—4pm
The 16th Century Tithe Barn has a unique ambience and is a beautiful setting for a market. Poppleton is situated close to the York outer ring road and the A59 York to Harrogate road. It is easily accessible by car, bus, train and cycle. As this is a small venue we recommend you book early to guarantee a space. Light refreshments are available.

Cost of space £30 (there are a limited number of tables available at this venue. They will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis at time of booking.)
Setting up 8—9.30am
Taking down 4—5.30pm
Free parking available.

Thursday 6th December 2007
The Guildhall, York 11am—8pm
The 15th Century Guildhall is situated on Coney Street, the
busiest shopping street in the centre of York. This beautiful stone building is a fantastic setting for a vibrant Christmas market. On Thursday 6th December it will be late night shopping in York, bustling with tourists and Christmas shoppers.

Cost of space £50 (there are a limited number of tables available at this venue. They will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis at time of booking.)
Setting up 9—10.30am
Taking down 8—9pm
Please note that there is no parking at the Guildhall and access for vehicles to St Helen’s Square is not permitted between 11am and 4pm. There are several pay and display car parks in York—the nearest long stay car park is Marygate which is just a short walk away through the Museum Gardens. There are excellent park and ride services from Rawcliffe Bar, Designer Outlet, Askham Bar, Monks Cross and Grimston Bar.

For more information and to book a space contact us on 07808174463 or flareartistsandmakers@hotmail.co.uk