Discover Unrivalled Creativity: Great Dome Art Fair 2024

Great Dome Art Fair

The annual Great Dome Art Fair is back, promising a weekend of awe-inspiring creativity and artistic exploration on the 19th, 20th and 21st July, 2024. Hosted by the esteemed Peak District Artisans, this flagship event transforms the spectacular Devonshire Dome in Buxton into a vibrant hub of artistic expression.

The Great Dome Art Fair has earned its reputation as a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each year, hundreds flock to the event, drawn by the allure of unique artwork and the opportunity to meet the talented individuals behind them.

Live demonstrations throughout the three-day event

Engage first-hand with artists as they showcase their craft through live demonstrations throughout the three-day event. Delve deeper into the creative process and a gain one-to-one insight into their artistry.

Everything you see at the exhibition is available to buy, so visitors can purchase original artworks after witnessing their craft firsthand.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support local talent and bring home exclusive masterpieces for your home.

Featuring a diverse array of mediums, including printmaking, jewellery, weaving, ceramics, woodcarving and much more, the fair showcases the breadth and depth of talent within the Peak District Artisans group. Both established artists and emerging talents will grace the stalls, offering something for everyone’s taste.

Postcard Raffle returns in support of Blythe House Hospice

A beloved tradition of the Great Dome Art Fair, the Postcard Raffle, returns once again this year with a charitable twist. All exhibiting artists will submit a piece and the display itself is magnificent.

Attendees can purchase tickets for the Postcard Raffle for the chance to win miniature works of art while supporting the local charity, Blythe House Hospicecare.

100% of the raffle ticket sales will be donated to the charity; Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust provide free hospice care and support to people across the High Peak, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire who are affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement.

A section of the Postcard Raffle in 2023.

New for 2024 – unique artist collaborations

With a focus on innovation and collaboration, 2024 brings a new highlight: artists working in different media have shared their skills to create unique pieces of work.

The concept of PDA members sharing skills, through collaboration, was first suggested by ceramic artist, Vivienne Sillar.

The collaborations artists will be:

-Kathryn Watson (ceramicist) and Sue Nichols (painter)
-Vivienne Sillar (ceramicist) and Elizabeth Forrest (calligrapher)
-Liz Wellby (printmaker) and Ruth Gray (painter)
-Jill Ray (digital fine artist) and Emily Murch (weaver)
-Sue Prince (traditional folk artist) and Rachel Evans (basket weaver) and Vivienne Sillar
-Ian Daisley (photographer) and Jo Allen (silk printer)
-Louise Edwards (Lino printer) and Amanda Graham (jeweller)
-Alison Wake (stitch artist) and Natasha Braithwaite (photographer)
-Tim Rose (fine artist) and Cath Dunn (fine artist)
-Joanna Allen (textile artist) and Ian Daisley (photographer)

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply curious about the world of art, the Great Dome Art Fair offers an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendars for the opening weekend, and prepare to be inspired by the boundless creativity under the majestic Devonshire Dome.

Event Dates and Timings

  • Preview Evening (Invitation Only): Friday, July 19th, 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday opening times: July 20th, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday opening times: July 21st, 2024, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Devonshire Dome, Buxton
  • Tickets: £3 on the door

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