The popular Artisan Twilight Markets at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is set to be one of the biggest yet, with 35 stalls taking part on Friday, 5 May.
The popular market will be the ideal place to find a unique gift just in time for Mother’s Day, or perhaps it will the perfect opportunity to spend the evening browsing the wonderful selection of local handmade goodies.
Local stallholder Ezra Steindl of Vintage Soul said it would be the second time she had been part of the Artisan Twilight Market and after such a good experience the first time, she was looking forward to it.
“I am very excited about the upcoming market, especially after my first experience having my stall there (at) Christmas just gone,” Ezra said.
“The organisers of this little jam-packed street market do such a wonderful job; they are so accommodating and helpful.
“It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of (it).
“The other stall holders there were ever so friendly too, such a great vibe going on.”
Born in Bundaberg, Ezra said she had always dabbled in art, and it was four years ago when her small handmade business Vintage Soul became a reality.
“After designing, building and decorating my own custom home over 10 years ago, I decided to explore fibre arts and quickly became obsessed with the art form,” she said.
“I am a completely self-taught freestyle fibre artist and I specialise in custom design.
“I’m not great at following rules, especially the ones that don’t make sense to me, and I’m not methodical in the way I work.
“I love to have a few pieces on the go at once, to keep me my creativity flowing. Freestyle designing is ‘my jam’ and my happy place.
“I sell all kinds of things, all 100 per cent handmade by myself – I’m proud of that!”
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the Twilight Markets provided a fantastic atmosphere for a night out and also a great opportunity for the community to support local businesses, like Vintage Soul.
“The Twilight Artisan Markets capture all there is to love about markets – talented local artisans, perfect Autumn twilight weather, great atmosphere, and you can view the Gallery exhibitions and browse the Gallery shop after hours,” Cr Learmonth said.
“There will also be beautiful live music from local musicians Abigail Williams and Nathan Bedford, which will encompass the laid-back atmosphere.”
Artisan Twilight Markets
When: 4 pm to 9 pm on Friday, 5 May
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 1 Barolin Street Bundaberg
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