Stallholders needed for The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on April 29

The organiser of The Olive Tree Market is calling on local artists, creators and makers for its the first Maitland market of 2017.

The autumn market will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Market founder Justine Gaudrey said they brought the markets to Maitland in 2015 to showcase the work of talented people in the area.

However Ms Gaudrey said it had been a bit more difficult to get stallholders than she had hoped.

She said while it might be a daunting idea for people to test their work, she had seen stallholders reap many benefits.

Ms Gaudrey said it was a chance for makers to reach a a new audience, showcase alongside and build relationships with other talented people and obviously the financial incentive of selling products.

About 25 stallholder positions are open for the April market.

The only criteria to hold a stall is the products have to be hand-made.

Ms Gaudrey said they were looking for home wares, textiles, fashion, photography, men’s products, skincare, accessories, gourmet food and a local florist.

However, she said everyone was welcome to call and ask questions about holding a stall.

“We’re always open to help, encourage and support people who are starting out,” she said.

To inquire about the market or for more information, call Justine on 0439649058, email enquire@theolivetreemarket.com.au or visit www.theolivetreemarket.com.au 

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