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The Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
The Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market at
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Give the gift of Supporting local artists & designers
Christmas shopping. Live Music. Twilight Dinner +
Free Kids Puppet Theatre
November 25th. 3pm-8pm
Newcastle and The Hunter’s leading local artisan market will light up Maitland Regional Art Gallery on November 25th with the anticipated seasonal Christmas Twilight Market- now in its third year. Welcome in the Christmas season and shop local and handmade at The Olive Tree Market.
The unofficial saying goes, ‘When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance, so let’s support local this Christmas and give the makers of Maitland and The Hunter something to dance about!
The Olive Tree Market features a vast array of local artisans, creatives, musicians, and community-minded folk with a beating heart of sustainability, with new and unique stalls on offer at each market date in the lead-up to Christmas.
Shop local & handmade!
Apart from the sheer enjoyment of wandering the gallery grounds and chatting with artists and stallholders on a balmy Saturday evening in Spring, The Olive Tree Markets also encourages shopping local. There are so many reasons to shop local – unique gift ideas, supporting local artists, championing creative talent, finding a Christmas party dress that you won’t see on three other people… the list is endless!
Shopping at the market also helps build a sense of community. You can get to know the people who are making the products you’re buying, hear their recommendations, and contribute to social enterprise.
A hub of creativity
On 25th November at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, come and say hi to local, unique artists, including many from Maitland and The Hunter- contemporary macramé homewares from Monkey and The Bear handmade stationery, handbound journals and Christmas cards by Artisan Made, homewares in lush textiles from Twine and Birch and Christmas Wreaths from Flannel Billy. With over 80 stalls, market-goers are spoiled for choice.
Sustainable + eco-conscious
At the Olive Tree Markets, find delicious produce, handmade clothes and accessories, and independent art and designs that haven’t been produced in bulk and shipped halfway around the world wrapped in layers of plastic. Since its beginning in 2008, The Olive Tree Market has always held the value of ethical sustainability at its heart. Visit the stall of creator Kerry Shepherd who uses eco materials and natural dyes to create her designer slow fashion range and maker Freya Tasci of Apiwraps whose Reusable Beeswax Kitchen Wrap are healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable replacements for plastic wrap- and the make great stocking fillers!
Gifts for the kids from the hands of the makers
Why not buy beautiful presents for the kids straight from the hands of the makers! Fashion for little boys from Maitland creator, and dad, Tyler Purvis Trending Tarvey and Mop and Dolly. For the teenagers body scrubs from HellWench, candles from Luka Candles and cool phone chargers designed from refurbished and recycled timbers from Tree Charge.
Free Fun for families- Franks Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre + Live Music
Bring the whole family to The Olive Tree Market on 25th November and see free performances of Frank’s Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre! They’re a travelling puppet show from Maitland, that tell traditional fairy tales in new ways for modern kids, that are guaranteed to have the kids smiling and adults entertained while sipping their coffee and enjoying an early dinner.
For the live music enjoy the sounds of Yhan Leal, Jake Howden, The High Andies and Jason Lowe.
Christmas is around the corner!
Find unique, handmade gifts that really mean something to the special people in your life, meet with friends at the gallery to share gourmet artisan food from the many street food providers, and relax under a tree listening to the soulful tunes of some of the region’s best independent musicians. ‘Tis the season!