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2023 Christmas Makers’ Market expands to two venues

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The annual Christmas Makers’ Market in Walsall is back and this year it’s got even bigger with both The New Art Gallery and Walsall Leather Museum playing host to over 30 local independent artists and craftspeople from across the borough.  

The New Art Gallery Walsall
The New Art Gallery Walsall

Taking place on Saturday 2 December 2023 from 11am to 3pm at both venues, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up original artworks and contemporary crafts, festive cards, wreaths, unique jewellery, craft kits, handbags and much more.

The event is free to attend and it’s a chance for visitors to browse a large selection of stalls and pick up some special gifts that you won’t find on the high street.

Visitors can also explore the latest exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall and Walsall Leather Museum. The gallery and museum shops will also be open, with the museum offering a 10% discount off leather goods in their shop on the day.


“ Last year’s event at the Gallery was so successful that we decided to expand it this year and include another venue. Walsall Leather Museum was the natural choice as it’s only a short six-minute walk between them.

“I always love the Christmas Makers’ Market as it means Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a wonderful celebration of our borough’s rich artistic talent and a fantastic opportunity to support our local makers. Please come along and enjoy some festive spirit and buy some unique and beautiful gifts for your loved ones. “

Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces at Walsall Council

“ We can’t wait to showcase so many talented makers across the two venues, and we look forward to welcoming visitors and celebrating the creativity of the region. “

Alex Jolly, Learning and Engagement Manager at The New Art Gallery Walsall



Notes to Editors


Christmas Makers’ Market

Saturday 2 December 2023, 11am-3pm. Free entry

The New Art Gallery Walsall & Walsall Leather Museum


About The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents, collects and interprets historic, modern and contemporary art in innovative and challenging ways, welcoming visitors from all over the globe as well as our immediate locality. They aim to increase the understanding and enjoyment of arts and culture through a dynamic exhibition, education and events programme.

The New Art Gallery Walsall is funded by revenue support from Walsall Council and Arts Council England. The New Art Gallery Walsall is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays 12-4pm.

Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays.


The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall. WS2 8LG

Free admission  


About Walsall Leather Museum

Walsall Leather Museum tells the story of the leather trade and how Walsall became the global centre of saddle making. The Museum also showcases collections of industrial, costume and social history.



1 April – 31 October: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm

1 November – 31 March: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm


Walsall Leather Museum, Littleton Street West, Walsall. WS2 8EW

Free admission




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