Creative Makers returning to show the best of Galway’s craftspeople

"Creative Makers Galway" Christmas Pop Up Shop in 2019. Photo Martina Regan

The Creative Makers pop-up shop will be returning to Galway city this holiday season to showcase the work of Galway’s finest artisans and craft makers.

The annual event is organised by Creative Makers Galway – a unique collaboration between a wide range of high quality craft makers and designers across the city and county.

Their annual pop-up shop is returning from Friday, December 6 through to Sunday December 22 at the Corn Store on Middle Street.

The work of 19 different local artisans will be on display, with people able to choose from a wide array of products including children’s books and toys to wood crafted pieces, jewellery, glassworks, candles, artworks, soaps, calendars and scarves.

The craft makers and designers taking part in this year’s popup shop are Scents of Galway, Fiona Concannon Artist, Peppermint, Niamh Daniels Scarves, Saileen D Arts, Studio C, Pat Flannery Artwork, Lorraine Fletcher Art Studio, The Owl Tree, Carol Kelly Artwork, Black River Silver, Burren Flower Fairies, Mannifacture, Fiona Louise Knitwear, Ambrose and Brid, David Bog O’Malley, Ciara O’Neill Art, The Soap Room and Glassix.

As well as buying their goods, shoppers will get the chance to meet some of the artisans behind this work and talk about the craft that went into creating them.

“We’re really looking forward to the Christmas popup this year, as there are lots of exciting and unique new products from our makers which would make perfect Christmas presents,” says Anna Brown of Scents of Galway.

“Galway has always been extremely supportive of our makers and we’re looking forward to welcoming all our customers to this year’s unique, indoor popup shop”.

Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard will officially launch the 2019 Creative Makers Galway Christmas pop-up shop on Friday, December 6 at 2pm.

Creative Makers Galway is supported by Local Enterprise Office Galway and the craft makers group has this year increased its membership to 35 of the finest artisans in the county.


image credit: Martina Regan