Annual Art Fair and Market Day at the Willoughby Arts Centre in Sydney

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the Annual Art Fair and Market Day is finally back. It feels good to see everyone out again at this fun filled community event and enjoying local art created by the students at the Willoughby Arts Centre in Sydney's lower north shore. I find it refreshing to see how each artwork is individually refreshing to admire and look at because nothing is mass-produced at this non-for-profit and workshop art facility.

Why I love the Annual Art Fair & Market Day at Willoughby?

Affordable and locally-made artworks

I've gained great satisfaction and inspiration from capturing beautiful paintings, printmaking and ceramic works created by the students as shown below.

Printmaking works at the Willoughby Arts Centre for the Annual Art Fair and Market Day 2022

Above: Printmaking works at the Willoughby Arts Centre.

I was amazed by the level of skill and detail in the printmaking works. I loved the silhouette appearance of the leaves as shown in the above image. Each work is unique and beautiful in its own way. 

Ceramic works at the Willoughby Arts Centre for the Annual Art Fair & Market Day 2022

Above: Ceramics made by the students on display and for sale.

Looking at these ceramic plates, bowls and mugs was so inspiring because each one is uniquely and wonderfully made with love. I had fond memories of the day when I bought one of their beautiful cups for myself a few years back. 


Great live music

I love seeing live music bands playing, especially when we couldn't see these bands play last year due to lockdowns. Wonderful to see them back playing live. 

Live music band at the Annual Art Fair and Market Day 2022 at the Willoughby Arts Centre, SydneyAbove: Live music band playing on the day

I was keen to capture the greenery in the background because it creates a lovely outdoor atmosphere and positive vibes. It feels as if I've experienced what life was like pre-covid.

A chance to enjoy some coffee, cake and see artists create

Watching an artist draw still-life fascinates me because I can see the process of how they create still-life artworks. I find it interesting to observe how they add different strokes, shades and colour on a blank piece of paper. I believe that is what makes each artwork unique in its own way.

Artist drawing demonstration at the Willoughby Arts Centre in Sydney for their 2022 Art Fair and Market Day

Above: Artist creating still-life artwork as a demonstration

If I turned up at this event earlier with the coffee cart still there, I could see myself watching him draw while I sip away my coffee.  


Where: Willoughby Arts Centre

Location: 33 Laurel St, Willoughby

Getting there: Street parking available along Laurel St, High St and other surrounding streets. Buses including 115 and 120 stop at Laurel Bank Cottage along Penshurst St. Walk 3 minutes from the cottage along Laurel St until you've arrived at the arts centre.


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About Let There Be Life Photo

Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo. She loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories for lovers of Sydney. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. Check out more of her Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney. 


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