Design Markets

Perthshire Creates organise pop-up design markets as a direct selling opportunity for local artists and designer-makers to showcase and sell their work. The design markets are curated to ensure that visitors can enjoy the highest quality handmade artisan products from across the area. Visitors are able to meet the maker, discover original and unusual artworks whilst supporting ‘buying handmade and local’.  Our Design Markets are held in the fabulous surroundings of the Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth.  This venue is a large, airy and well lit space providing a perfect backdrop to showcase the work of participating artists and designer makers.  The Design Markets run from 10am – 4.30pm.

Selection of artists’ work at the Christmas Design Market 2019

2020 Design Market Dates:

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis we’ve regrettably had to cancel our physical Summer Design Market which was scheduled for Saturday 20 June.  However, we are currently exploring what a Digital Design Market can look like and are open for applications, The Summer Design Market GUIDELINES are still based on a physical event and there will be amendments including the cost of taking part. The Digital Design Market will continue to be curated therefore some of the guidelines will still be applicable.  Anyone being offered to take part will have the option to withdraw their application if they prefer,  APPLICATION FORM. 

There are currently no set dates for the Christmas Design Market, any change to that will be notified on this site and our social media accounts.

How to apply:

We welcome applications from both established and emerging makers from all creative disciplines to provide a wide choice for visitors and to best represent the area’s talent with high levels of quality, craftsmanship and originality.  Applications are open to anyone working or living in Perth & Kinross and the Tay Cities area which includes North Fife, Angus & Dundee and meet the criteria details.  The Design Markets are curated to ensure the visitor has a good experience.  Full application details and criteria can be found on the 2020 SUMMER DESIGN MARKET GUIDELINES.

Previous Design Markets:

2019 Christmas RE:Design Market, The Bike Station, Perth, 30.11.19

2019 Christmas Design Market, Civic Hall, 2 High St, Perth, 23/24.11.19

2019 Summer Design Market, Civic Hall, 2 High St/Perth Museum & Art Gallery. 22.6.19

2018 Christmas Design Market, Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, 24/25.11.18

2018 Summer Design Market, Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, 23.6.18

2017 Christmas Design Market, Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth, 25.11.17

2016 Christmas Design Market, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, 26.11.16

2015 Christmas Design Market, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, 28.11.15