This weekend sees a confusing array of local venues opening to showcase arts and crafts, offering the chance to shop for unique Christmas presents for friends and family. Mulled wine, mince pies (and a price cap on some work) are available at some venues. It is also SLAM Friday tonight, so some venues are open this evening. We have tried to make sense of all the different details for you here.
Unfortunately, Blogger has been on the blink all day, so this post may be too late to alert you to this evening's activities.
COCKPIT ARTS designers open their studios to sell fashion accessories, jewellery and homeware. Unfortunately there is a £3 charge to get in but entry is free all day today (until 9pm).
18-22 Creekside. Open Fri 11am-9pm (FREE), Sat & Sun 11am-6pm (£3).
FAIRCHARM CHRISTMAS FAIR has over 40 stallholders selling furnishings, fine art, fashion and jewellery. There is also a pop-up exhibition, and CREEKSIDE ARTISTS are opening 20 working studios. There will be live music at 4-5pm on both days.
Block A, 8-12 Creekside. Free entrance and parking. Sat & Sun 12-6pm
ARTHUB GALLERY is showing affordable (All work no more than £250).
Private view tonight 4-9pm.
5-9 Creekside. Free. Exhibition runs 3-4 & 10-11 December 12-6pm
APT GALLERY also has a salon-hung show of studio members' work (everything from £20 to £500). Private view tonight 5–8pm.
6 Creekside. Free. Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Stepping out of Creekside…
Gifted@ARCH has some bargain deals on art materials and recent paintings by selected artists on display.
17 Resolution Way SE8 4NT. Sat & Sun 10-5pm
Art & Design Weekend @ BEARSPACE is showing over 200 prints and design objects by leading emerging artists as part of Print & Design Now.
Private view tonight 6-8.30pm.
152 Deptford High St SE8 3PQ. Fri 10-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm. (Exhibition runs till 16 Dec).
ArtDog Gallery@THE DUKE is showing three artists' work.
125 Creek Road SE8 3BU. Open 12-10pm.
Shop@NUMBER 82 will have artists gifts and special editions.
Private view tonight 5-7pm.
82 Tanners Hill SE8 4PN. Fri 5-7pm, Sat 10-6pm.
Art exhibitions at Lewisham Arthouse, The Agency, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, cueB, The Old Police Station, Trinity – check the South London Art Map for details. There is a Private View and "after-party" at the Old Police Station tonight till midnight.
Pay What You Like guided tour...
South London Art Map is running a guided tour on Saturday 3rd at 2pm (tour lasts two hours). Attendees will also receive half price entry to Cockpit Arts. Pay what you can (suggested donation £5). Meet at Bearspace, 152 Deptford High St SE8 3PQ.