So, applications are in and being processed but it looks like we have just 50% of the normal expected stall holders booked and ready to go. The upcoming event on Sunday 23 August is the first of 3 Perth Hills Artisan Market events scheduled for 2020.

Perhaps we are being too ambitious in trying to get our lives back post-lockdown but our community is ready and so I can’t say this low turnout isn’t a disappointment.

The response to our own advertising is telling us that getting back to normal by holding events is being much anticipated and is being welcomed by the local community. Sensing this community mood, the Mundaring Shire has given 100% backing to PHAM (and have been great to work with) and others to kick-start community events.

Our community as a whole, its families and children have worked hard and sacrificed a lot to deal with lockdown and now it is time to bring the community together and prove that life post-lockdown can get back to normality.

A close to full-house on Sunday 23 August, with the presence of a wide range of stall holders, would send a powerful statement that – as a community – we are still here, ready to thrive and support our talented Creatives and Artisans. It will also go a long way to secure event attendees in both October and our Christmas event in December.

So, my appeal to you today, past and prospective stall holders, is that you reconsider taking your place at our next Artisan Market on 23 August.

Let’s do what we do best at PHAM and support one another so that we all come out stronger on the other side.
If, for whatever reason you are not able to take up your usual stall, I ask that you at least commit to attending the event as a visitor to support your fellow Artisans?

It’s not to late to be involved with PHAMily just fill in our application and let us know and we will get onto it to help get the process speeded up.