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Westover Gardens Art and Makers Market

Enjoy art in the gardens at one of the longest running open-air exhibitions in the country 

Set up almost 60 years ago as Pine Walk, Westover Gardens Art and Makers Market is a popular place for artists to show their work, and for art lovers to browse, buy and discuss work with the artists.  

The exhibition is open to artists creating work for all to enjoy, including photographers, digital artists, sculptors and painters working in a range of media. 

You can find more information and the latest updates on the market's website or the  Westover Gardens Facebook page.

Where to find the market

Westover Gardens Art and Makers Market is on Pine Walk, Lower Gardens, Westover Road BH1 2BU 

Opening times 

Outside of the peak summer season, the market is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In the busier summer season, it will also be open during the rest of the week. 

Food at the market 

Set amongst cool pine trees away from the busy town centre, the Picnic Park Deli is the place to sit and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.  

The exhibition area at the gardens is now open to local food producers. Email our parks team at parks@bcpcouncil.gov.uk for more information. 

Showing your work 

The Art and Makers Market is run by the team who operate the Picnic Park Deli and they’ll be able to answer your questions and get you booked in.  

How to show your work at Westover Gardens Art and Makers Market.  

Showing your work 

The artists and makers at the market are a talented and friendly bunch. All types of art are considered for the exhibition space, so please contact us to discuss your work and see how we can work with you in the space. 

Opening times 

Outside of the peak summer season, the market is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In the busier summer season it will also be open during the rest of the week.

New exhibitors 

Exhibiting at the market is a real opportunity to grow and develop as an artist. Do not worry if you've not exhibited before as our more established artists will give you lots of valuable advice on how to present and sell your work. 

Pricing

All prices include VAT. All dates must be booked in advance. Please see details regarding making the payment below.

Summer 2022
Ticket typeCost
Daily ticket per stand 12
Weekly block ticket 75

How to book

You can book a space at the Art and Makers Market website. Please read the terms and conditions first.   

Hiring the space 

Schools or community groups sometimes show their work here too. Email our parks team at artandmakers@bcpcouncil.gov.uk if you’re interested in hiring stands at the market.