The Creative Makers Galway pop-up shop will be officially opened by Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis at the Cornstore next week.
This year’s pop-up will open at 4pm on Tuesday 17th July and it will run throughout the Galway International Arts Festival.
It will feature work by established designers and makers for the duration of the Festival.
There will be a broad range of beautiful products and gifts on offer including pottery, woodturning, soaps, handbags, candles, ceramics, jewellery, art, prints, greeting cards, wooden crafts, quilts, notebooks, calendars and clothing.
The pop up shop will feature a host of creative designers including Ambrose & Brid O’Halloran Woodturning, Berina Kelly Jewellery, Ciara O’Neill, Fiain, Glassix, Lorraine Fletcher Art Studio, Maysonbrook, Pat Flannery Artist, Peppermint, QBU, The Owl Tree, Scents of Galway and Virtue Shine.
Co-ordinating the shop for LEO Galway, Annie Dack said: “This is an amazing opportunity for the Makers themselves to showcase their work publicly, to get customer feedback, make sales and grow their customer base.
“It is also a great opportunity for the general public in Galway and beyond to see and purchase work that is not only made locally but is excellently crafted and designed.
“This Creative Makers Galway Pop-up Shop also adds to the richness of what Galway has to offer, this is the kind of creativity that visitors expect to find in Galway.”
Joanna Cronin, owner, Peppermint Jewellery returns to the shop again this year.
“I am thrilled to be taking part again, in this my third year, since I originally did the Building Craft & Design Enterprise Programme with the Galway LEO and DCCoI.
“It is such a fantastic opportunity for those of us involved to showcase some of the amazing creative talent from Galway, and as small business owners, it’s an even greater opportunity to connect with our customers and showcase new products.
“It is a huge benefit to us and each year we learn more. We also gain experience from a retail environment in a busy thriving time in Galway.”