As life slowly returns to normal in Western Australia, our local markets have slowly been reopening. Over the last few weeks we have been getting back into the swing of things, and getting back on the road. We are happy to report that the Dunsborough Central market has been extended to continue throughout the winter period, along with the Busselton and Boyanup markets continuing on as normal. Unfortunately Bunbury Markets will not resume until September 5th, and we very much look forward to returning.
Whilst most markets are back up and running, obviously social distancing is still in place, and we encourage everyone to keep washing their hands/sanitizing regularly. Luckily all our markets are already located outdoors, which is the safest place to be. As always, we also welcome people to visit our workshop by appointment, to do so please contact Aimee on 0433427312.
Heading back to the markets has been a great reminder of how much we enjoy engaging with and meeting the people who purchase our work. Whilst this last few months has been a great opportunity to initiate some sales through online portals such as Etsy, we love the personal aspect of artwork, and telling our customers about the story and inspiration behind each piece. We love seeing the photos our customers send us of their artworks after they have installed them in their home, and love hearing the little anecdotes about how their families or the local wildlife responds to the artwork.
From our experience so far of returning to the markets, people have been grateful simply to be outside again, enjoying Western Australia and interacting with the community. We’re so grateful to everyone who has come out and said gday/purchased something from Old Coast Studio in the past few weeks. As a relatively new small business, we were worried (like most people) about the potential economic implications this pandemic would have on our business and on our future ability to make a living as artists. But the response of the WA community has been to support local business, and buy consciously from creatives/small business that might be doing it tough. Thank you to our community for continuing to support Old Coast Studio, and believing in our vision!
Click on the link to find out which upcoming markets we will be attending, https://oldcoaststudio.com/events-exhibitions/