Oxfordshire Artweeks also provides simple umbrella marketing for a smaller Christmas Season as many Artweeks members who registered for the May festival also hold a November/December show (with dates of your own choosing). Details of these should be entered in an individual's gallery on this website whether you are exhibiting as a solo artist or as a participant at a Christmas fair or other event/venue. You should expect to run your own marketing as the mainstay for these events The Artweeks promotion maintains the visibility of Artweeks in the public eye, reminding the visitors who enjoyed the May event to buy local and seek out the artists and makers whose work they admired earlier in the year and reassures the public that exhibitions and artists are bona fide etc. Artists' on-line galleries on this website should be updated with relevant Christmas details and are searchable on-line.
Please bear in mind that your Christmas event should probably not be a duplication of your May event; the time of year that is potentially good for sales but often proves challenging in marketing terms as there are so many other events going on; visitors tend to be more local than in May. Crafts do particularly well at this time of year, as do postcards and prints and lower priced art, and we recommend that venues use this Christmas event as an opportunity to try a different format or welcome new participants who might then join a more formal group for the following Artweeks festival.