Craft makers to open pop-up shop

Showcasing design graduates’ work

Creative designers and craft workers will open a special pop-up shop for two weeks of the Galway International Arts Festival.

The shop will be set up in the Mall in the Cornstore, and will showcase a range of crafts produced locally, including jewellery, candles, soaps, woodturning, furniture, textiles, ceramics, and art.

Creative Makers Galway is a group of established designer/makers who have either graduated or are currently undertaking the Design & Craft Council of Ireland’s Building Craft & Design Enterprise programme, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office.

Over the two weeks, the public will have the opportunity to view and purchase directly from these talented makers, and hear their stories and inspiration behind their creations.

Following the pop up shop which the group ran in October 2016, this second shop will showcase new collections and work from all the members, and also also provide an insight into the growth and progress made through participating in the programme.

The shop will open on July 17 until July 30. Opening times will be Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm, Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 6pm.

Creative Makers Galway was established in 2016 by those who had participated in the Design & Craft Council of Ireland’s programme, which was being run for the first time outside Dublin in Galway at the time. As a result of discussions held during workshops from the programme, all of the graduates expressed a desire to showcase their work locally, with the support of the LEO Galway and the DCCoI.

To keep up to date on all news relating to the pop up shop, tune in to the group's social media accounts - Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/creativemakersgalway, Twitter at https://twitter.com/creativemakersg , and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/creativemakersgalway.

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