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

Sunday, 12 December 2010

It was a lovely day....

on Saturday 11 December at the Ilkley Art Market. We had 18 stalls of handmade goodies including ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography, rag rugs, soft toys, original art, papercrafts and fimo. We would like to thank everyone who took part and gave the market such a positive and lively atmosphere.

We would also like to thank Moor Notes Community Choir for giving us a lunchtime boost by singing carols both outside and inside the venue.  They were enjoyed by both traders and visitors and sang beautifully. 
What's that they are reading in this picture? I hear you ask. Well it is the Folksy Sampler, a free newspaper packed with handmade crafts.  Below are some of our regular traders also enjoying a good read. 

Gary of Garfdale Photography
Jo from Giraffe Craft
Mary and Brian from The Old Brewery Pottery
If you want to see more people reading the Folksy Sampler (and who wouldn't?) just go to our Facebook Page by clicking on the LINK HERE.  

The winner of our best dressed stall competition was Kirsten from Quernus Crafts. Well done Kirsten! She wins a free stall at one of our events in 2011. We will be holding more promotional competitions for our traders next year. 

We will be back soon to tell you about our plans for 2011, including our exciting new venture, Hand Made at Haworth. Meanwhile, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Friday, 3 December 2010

MoorNotes Sing at Arts Market!

Moornotes Community Choir will be singing from 12 noon at the Christmas Arts Market at Riddings Hall, Ilkley on Saturday 11 December! 
Bring the family for some lively entertainment and browse our market too. Don't forget, everything is handmade by professional designer makers. We will also have our Christmas competition with a chance to win a Christmas hamper and Trufood will be there with hot mince pies and other Christmas fayre. All this and ENTRANCE FREE!

The Christmas Arts Market will be open from 10am to 4pm at Riddings Hall, Christchurch, Riddings Road, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9LW