Local Art & Craft Events


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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Association is not responsible for events listed in this diary other than those organised directly by the Association.  Please contact the organiser of the event for enquiries, bookings etc.    


Events in 2017





Handmade for Christmas

Wednesday 1st November - Sunday 31st December, 10:30am - 4:30pm, open every day except Christmas Day

The Workhouse Chapel, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DS

A selling exhibition of hand-crafted work from 60 of the West Country's finest makers and artists.

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CADArts Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday 19th November, 10:30am - 4pm

Hoburne Naish Holiday Park, Christchurch Road, New Milton, BH25 7RE

Unique original gifts from a wide range of local craftspeople.  Admission £1.  

CADArts Winter Wonderland

Saturday 17th November - Sunday 17th December, 10am - 4pm

The Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch

High quality handcrafted gifts by skilled artisans




Handmade Wimborne Christmas

Saturday 2nd December, 10am - 4pm

Allendale House, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Craft Fair celebrating local artisans.

Inside Dorset

Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 19th December, 10am - 4pm

Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, BH17 7DJ

Exhibition of selected work hosted by Poole & East Dorset Art Society

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Giant Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday 3rd December, 10am to 4pm

Ocean Room, Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, DT4 8ED

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Making Dorset - Winter Show

Thursday 7th - Wednesday 20th December

Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR

A collection of work from the best of Dorset's Designer Makers. 

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Dorsetgallery Art & Craft Show

Saturday 16th December 

Venue: Wareham Town Hall 

Showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople 

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Events in 2018


April 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta

Saturday 21st April (10am - 5pm), Sunday 22nd April (10am - 3:30pm)

Brockenhurst Village Hall, Hampshire, SO42 7RY

A popular and unique event for all needlework and textiles enthusiasts held in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

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