Peak District Artisans announce their 2015 programme

Tatton Fine Art and Design Fair

Peak District Artisans have announced details of their 2015 programme of events, featuring a new exhibition at Tatton. 

The Great Dome Art Fair

Their first event, the most prestigious of the year, is The Great Dome Art Fair. Taking place on 18th and 19th July in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome, this award-winning exhibition - part of Buxton’s Festival Fringe - showcases the wide range of talent within the group, including artists, ceramicists, furniture makers, designer makers and artisans. As well as browsing and buying, visitors are invited to meet the members, a number of whom will be delivering a range of demonstrations and talks, giving insightful examples whilst focusing on their individual styles. 

Another popular feature is the silent auction. A selection of members will donate ether a piece of work – some designed and created specifically for the auction – or a place at one of their unique workshops, to raise money for local charity Lane End Farm Trust that support disabled and disadvantaged young people. 

The Silent Art Auction will run exclusively for the duration of the fair, commencing at 6pm on the special Friday night preview evening and closing at 3pm Sunday afternoon.
The exhibition runs 10am – 4.30pm 18th and 19th July. (Preview evening 17th July) Admission is free.


Tatton Fine Art and Design Fair

In October, the group will host their first exhibition at Tatton.

Peak District Artisans’ Fine Art and Design Fair at Tatton’ takes place in the Tenant’s Hall and will feature 35 members across many disciplines. 
The exhibition runs 10am – 5pm 3rd and 4th October. Admission to the exhibition is free, vehicle entry charge £6.00.

Other events

As well as the groups’ collective events, some members will also take part in other regional events; Open up Sheffield; Great Sheffield Art Show; Art in the Gardens; Cheshire Open Studios; Great Peak District Fair; Harley Christmas Arts and Food Market; Artist and Designer Fairs; and Artisan Markets in Leek, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.  

Whilst Derbyshire Open Arts will not take place this year, many artists plan to continue the tradition throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend (23rd -25th May). Amongst various venues, a large group of PDA members will showcase their work in the Whitworth Centre, Matlock. 

For more information and to view a selection of members’ work visit  


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