We are Artists in Business
and it is our aim to provide opportunities for artists and designer/makers to showcase their work and sell direct to the public. We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We are based in West Yorkshire and we host our Contemporary Arts Markets in Ilkley, Haworth and Keighley.

To apply for a table at our Arts Markets please email

Monday, 29 November 2010

Festive Christmas Market

Busy, busy, busy preparing for the next Ilkley Arts Market and I'm thinking FESTIVE! 

I've got the Christmas tree, got to get the decorations now and decide on a colour theme. Red and white? Green and gold? Scandinavian? Traditional? Contemporary? so many decisions to make here. I've already got the paper chains - lovely spotty retro looking ones that I bought from Gifts From Handpicked.

Next decision - where do I get a Christmas hamper from? Or do I make one? This is our free competition giveaway as all visitors will have a chance to win if they enter the Best Dressed Stall competition. It's simples - all they need to do is to select a stall that they believe has the best Christmas display. The entries will all be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn after the fair. The best dressed stall will get a free table at one of our 2011 arts markets.  Genius, yes?

Finally, the most difficult part - getting a choir to come and sing. We can't afford to pay but we can make a donation to the choir or to a charity of their choice. I'm still on with that task so fingers crossed (or I might just make my colleague come and sing ;0D )

Let's hope it doesn't rain (a sprinkling of snow would be nice) and that plenty of people flock to the Ilkley Arts Market on Saturday 11 December at Riddings Hall, Christchurch, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW. 10am to 4pm. Entrance FREE!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Your Chance to Win.....

a traditional Christmas Hamper (similar to the one shown here) at our Christmas Arts Market on Saturday 11 December!
We are holding a free entry competition at our next arts market and we are inviting all visitors to vote for their favourite Christmas stall. It's simple - just pick up a form at the entrance, browse the market and tell us which stall you think has the best display. 
All participating visitors will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive a hamper bursting with Christmas goodies.
(stall holders, their family members and organisers cannot enter). 

So we look forward to seeing you at Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley on Saturday 11 December from 10am to 4pm. Entrance Free.