The holiday gift giving has been a part of our lives for a very long time. Right now is that time of the year when people focus on finding the perfect gifts for their special people. This ritual is considered to be one of the best ways to show your appreciation and care for the loved ones.
They say it feels better to give than to receive, but what if we told you that the process of hunting for the gift can be more than just buying it? To feed your inner altruist, support the local Western Australia artists by doing your Christmas shopping at the Perth Makers Market.
Started in 2016, Perth Maker’s Market provides a platform for Perth’s talented, high quality crafters in family focused, friendly locations. It maintains strong ties to the community, and provides initiatives that focus on giving back to the community that supports it.
Perth Maker’s Market has grown rapidly since their start in February 2016, demonstrating a demand in Perth for accessible, high quality, Perth-made clothing, art, jewellery and more, despite fluctuations in our local economy and industries.
In 2016, Perth Maker’s Market went from 1500 visitors and 75 stallholders at its first market in February 2016, to 4000 visitors on average per market and over 180 stalls and 196 stallholders (some stallholders share stalls) at its upcoming November market.
All wares available at Perth Maker’s Market have been handcrafted in Western Australia, and all the charities and non-profits it supports are strong within the local community. By purchasing things from the local artists, you do not give them just financial, but also moral support!
All the Perth Makers Market artists put meaning into their work. For example, some of them choose to invest their profits into a cause that helps to educate and empower girls in developing countries. Get a gift that keeps on giving and help to make a difference!
Even if you are a strong believer that there are better ways to show your appreciation to the loved ones than gift giving, Perth Makers Market will be as enjoyable for you. Bring your family or friends and enjoy the fun activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, sand card art, henna, eating at the food vendors, listening to the buskers, and more.
This November, about 4000 people will visit the Perth Makers Market events. If you are a fan of community activities, that’s a great way to meet new people. Who knows, maybe you will meet the love of your love, or a partner for the next art project here. Embrace the holiday spirit and mingle around!
Perth Makers Market offers free stalls to non-profit organisations to promote their work and provide fundraising opportunities. Stalls are also available to students and emerging artists at a significant discount, in order to support young and up-and- coming makers who are trying to establish themselves early in their careers. Think about it, maybe you or your friends would like to be on the other side of the stall!
The hunt for the perfect gifts for your friends and family can be stressful, especially if after many years of gift exchanges, you run out of the gift ideas. Come join us at the Perth Makers Market events on the 5th and 17th of November. There you will definitely be able to find that special gift that will please the receiver and also bring joy to you.
Thank you for supporting local artists this holiday season!