Artists’ Market makes a wise move

The Artists’ Market was first held in The Strait at the bottom of Steep Hill

Lincoln’s Artists’ Market has seen an increase in visitors after relocating to Castle Square and being held monthly.

The Lincoln BIG market can now be found on Castle Hill at the top of Steep Hill on the first Saturday of every month.

Organiser Lea Goldberg said that the first market after the changes had become a real magnet for stallholders and shoppers alike.

Shoppers can buy a variety of original products, from paintings and prints, glassware, textiles and ceramics.

Due to the success so far, an extra date has been added to the calendar in order for people to find more unique gifts near Christmas: November 24.

Lea Goldberg said: “Last year, the Artists’ Market, which used to be based in the area at the top of The Strait and foot of Steep Hill, was like many other businesses and suffering the doldrums due to the economic climate.

“But now it has found a new impetus. Basing it in the area at the top of Britain’s Greatest Street and making the first Saturday of the month the regular market date have proved very successful.

“Attendance has been boosted both in terms of artists and customers and each event features 30 stalls manned by a wide variety of artists and makers.

“There’s something to suit all tastes and all budgets.”

The news comes after Lincoln’s bid to be one of 12 areas to try the Portas Pilot, which would help boost the city’s various markets in addition to the High Street.