Brushing up for artists’ market as part of festival

Stallholders will be displaying their creations and demonstrating their skills as part of the Bankstown Bites Food Festival.

SKILLED artisans who have spent countless hours perfecting their craft will showcase their work at the inaugural Bankstown Arts Centre Art Market on Saturday, July 27.

The market is part of the Bankstown Bites Food Festival and will include a collection of stallholders displaying their creations and demonstrating their skills.

Mayor Khal Asfour welcomed the addition to the Bites program.

“We’re going to have a wonderful selection of food stalls and cooking demonstrations in Olympic Parade for the foodies while, just around the corner at the Arts Centre, we’re also catering for market enthusiasts,” he said.

“We have many talented artists in our community who are very passionate about what they do and it reflects in their work.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for them to highlight their skills and sell their work directly to the local community and the thousands of visitors who converge on Bankstown each year for Bites.”

Mayor Asfour encouraged artisans, particularly locals, to apply to have a stall.

“We’re looking for those who can offer something different, so I encourage any artist, fashion designer, jeweller, ceramicist, zine makers, print makers, or anyone who has a unique craft, to think about submitting an application,” he said.

Those interested in being an exhibitor, can visit or email to find out more information on how to apply.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, June 23.

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