Meet the Makers art and gift event to help fire appeal

Meet the Makers Artisans
Beverley Whip at the recycled jellyfish station at the Milbi Festival Family Fun Day Art Walk. Beverley has organised a Meet the Marker Artisan 4670 event to help raise funds for the bushfire appeal.

More than a dozen local artists will have their craft on display at the first Out of the Box, Meet the Makers at Artisans 4670 on Thursday night.

The Meet the Makers event is run by Artisans 4670’s Beverley Whip and Kathy Valks with all the profits going to the bush fire appeal.

“There will be about 14 artists involved on the night to tell you why they make it, how they make and where they make it,” Beverley said.

“It’s basically, because we are 100 per cent locally made, we won’t have anything that isn’t made here by local people.”

Gifts for Christmas at Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers Artisans
Art, craft and goodies available at the Artisans Meet the Makers inaugural event raising money for the bushfire appeal.

Meet the Makers will showcase a variety of pottery, jewellery, skincare, artwork and plants plus much more.

Beverley said the free event was also an opportunity for people to shop and an ideal way to find that unique Christmas gift, made lovingly by artistic people in the Bundaberg Region.

“There will be pottery, jewellery, and even local macadamias will be for sale,” she said.

“We, Kathy and I, are very conscious of supporting local makers and creators, because we know if the love of making things goes out of fashion it will be a sad affair.

“What is also really important on the night is to raise as much as we can for the fire appeal.”

Beverley said there would be a grazing table, live music and an auction to help raise funds for the fire appeal.

“So, if you’re looking for unique gifts that are lovingly made and would like to support little makers, bakers and shakers come along and enjoy this special shopping event,” she said.

“A local musician will also be playing on the night, so it should be entertaining all round.”

The evening will start at 5pm on Thursday, 21 November at 100 Hughes Road, Bargara.

Earlier report: Artisans 4670 explores beauty, creativity of recycling