Burnley is getting ready to welcome back the Artisan Market which returns to town on Saturday 5th February.

Organised by Independent Street in partnership with Burnley Business Improvement District (BID) and Burnley Council, the event ran from September to December last year for an initial trial period.

Due to its success however the decision was taken to bring it back for 2022 and run it for the whole year following a brief hiatus in January.

Many of the traders who appeared at the markets in 2021 will return and they will also be joined by a raft of new independent businesses who are looking forward to showcasing their creations to the people of Burnley and East Lancashire.

Independent Street’s Lisa Cowley, who oversees event delivery, can’t wait for the first Burnley Artisan Market of 2022 and believes everyone is in for a treat.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make this year’s events even bigger and better than the ones that took place before Christmas and we’re now counting down the days until Saturday 5th February.

“We’ll have gorgeous food and drink, handcrafted items galore, beautiful pieces for the home and garden, treats for pets and on top of all that, fabulous live music. The event is all about shining a spotlight on highly skilled entrepreneurs and creatives from the region so if you love shopping local and supporting independent businesses then make sure you come along!”

Burnley BID Project Manager Andrew Dean is delighted that the Artisan Market is back in Burnley for 2022 and hopes people from the local area and beyond come to discover everything that the market, and the town as a whole, has to offer.

“The markets proved really popular last year and played an important role in bringing people into the town centre from miles around. People who visited also went on to explore the wider town centre which was a great boost for businesses.

“There really is something for everyone at the market so please come and take a look and also have a wander around Burnley while you’re here. There are so many gems waiting to be uncovered.”

The Artisan Market will be located on St James’s Street near to Charter Walk and will run from 10am-4pm. After February’s event, it will take place on the first Saturday of each month following up to and including December.

For more information, including footage and images from the markets held in 2021, please visit the Discover Burnley website: https://discoverburnley.co.uk/burnley-artisan-market/.

And if you are a local community group, musician or artisan and are interested in taking part in the Burnley Artisan Market, please head to the Independent Street website: https://independentstreetevents.co.uk/contact-us/.

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