Australia’s arts industry has been disrupted by Coronavirus this year, including the postponed Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar which was to be held on 5 April. Hunter Arts Network is looking to reschedule Art Bazaar when the added personal pleasure of a genuine, quality “Art-Market” experience will be allowed and safe to do so.

In the meantime Hunter Arts Network values and supports their members’ superb art-making, commitment and passion and want to keep the Art Bazaar community alive. Hunter Arts Network is continuing to promote their members online as they want to help their local creative members stay afloat during the crisis. Art Bazaar online aims to sustain the link directly from the Maker to the Art Appreciator.

As the Hunter Region’s original authentically hand-made community Art market in this region, Art Bazaar has been providing this service to the community and the arts community for eighteen years! Showcasing the Artists and Artisans of our region, this event has been known to showcase up to 120 stallholders and attract between 5,000 and 10,000 creative shoppers from across the region. To continue their tradition of a vibrant, well-attended community event, they are seeking your help to off-set the crisis and creatively survive through online portals which will not only help sustain their local artists, but keep “The Arts” alive and appreciated in this region.

Hunter Arts Network’s members are creative people who range from starting out, hobbyists, micro-businesses, are (or want to be) self-employed, or already running a creative business. Make a difference with your purchases which support local businesses, artists and community groups. From the support of the wider community, shoppers can still pursue their own creative interests while investing in the local culture, professional artists and quality artworks of this region. This in turn creates a “virtuous circle” by value-adding to the local economy, local traders and services

Hunter Arts Network is supported by Member’s fees, the strength of a dedicated volunteer Committee and it’s ongoing reputation for local, quality, hand-made and original artworks.