Over 30 handpicked Moreton Bay arts and crafters gathered at the Old Redcliffe Fire Station Arts Complex on Oxley Avenue for the much-awaited Arts and Crafters Market on Saturday, the 24th of November 2018.

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Visitors made their way through the various artisan stalls to discover unique, handcrafted gift ideas, and find shopping treasures from amongst the local handicrafts and one-of-a-kind art on display.

Live entertainment featuring Bruce, the event’s talented harmonica player, the Choir, and the Hillbilly Bush Band, kept the mood upbeat.

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Santa came just before noon, to help shoppers buy gifts and for some Instagram-worthy snaps with visitors and stallholders.

Visitors enjoyed feasting on Italian pastries, pancakes, waffles, designer cupcakes, plus overflowing coffee and cold drinks galore. The Redcliffe Coast Guard had a hugely popular sausage sizzle.

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Shoppers eager to score early Christmas gifts merrily took their pick along the crafters lane, where children’s clothes, jewellery, pottery, bags and hand painted scarves provided excellent choices.

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The local artist community proudly displayed their woodwork, and shell art paintings in various sizes and media.

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Limited-edition bowls were available to keep, for those who purchased the popular “Berries in a Bowl” at the Redcliffe Pottery Club’s Open Studios. Lucky visitors won several raffle prizes throughout the event.

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The Redcliffe Art Society members welcomed visitors to their studios, where their latest exhibition were on display. Selected curated items were on sale at the gift shop.

The Arts and Crafters Market was held in cooperation with the Redcliffe Art Society, Redcliffe Potters Group, and the Moreton Bay Arts Council.