I am terrible at keeping secrets. If I have good news, I absolutely have to tell people right away…. So, the Auckland Fair is very, very pleased to announce that we have a new home! As you may know, we started at the Auckland Art Gallery with just 30 vendors, with queues down the street, we moved to the Aotea Centre which has been the home of the Fair for the past few years. While this was a beautiful space, with the Fair growing so much each time with visitor volumes and at our maximum for vendors, it’s now time to move into the next stage of the event.
There are some exciting movings and shakings happening at the Auckland Art & Craft Fair in the lead up to the TENTH event!
The biggest change is that I am now running the Fair on my own. Kylie is no longer part of the Fair as she has decided to invest more of her time into her own projects. She is also looking forward to an exciting overseas trip again soon with her partner. Of course, I wish her all the best in whatever she decides to do next, you know it’s going to be exciting!
Prizes? Who doesn’t love the chance to win fabulous prizes? In addition to the AMAZING prize pack by felt.co.nz that we blogged about this week, we are very chuffed to announce that there are TWO MORE prize packs up for grabs for the lovely punters that come along on the day.
Our sponsors and good friends at Frankie Magazine have sent us a neat prize pack containing a copy of Frankie Mag and Smith Mag, their gorgeous book, Spaces, and also their Gift Paper Book. Cheers, Frankie!
Aside from the regular tried and true, age old way of paying with cash — the Fair also has a special cash out system, Market Money. Our fabulous currency has been around since our first Fair back in July 2010, but we appreciate that it’s still a new concept to many people so we thought it might be nice to give you a little introduction (or re-introduction) on how it works.
That’s right, the Auckland Art & Craft Fair is now on Instagram! We will be sharing behind the scenes images, work in progress from our artists and designers and of course, plenty of photo’s on the day! Be sure to follow us @AucklandFair to stay in the know and use our official hashtag #AKLFAIR if you are posting about us!
See you all soon!
Firstly we’d like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful applicants that applied for the June 2014 Fair. They made our job very difficult and many hours were spent deliberating and deciding who would be a part of the upcoming Fair.
Without further ado, we are very proud to announce the June 2014 Fair vendors are…
Firstly we’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our talented vendors that were at the Fair yesterday. The quality of the goods was impeccable and we were blown away by the amazing displays. Secondly we want to thank every single one of you that made it along to do some browsing, shopping and to support our amazing vendors. The volume of people through the doors was overwhelming and made the last few months of preparations more than worth it.