Need for a Small ART MARKET in Stuttgart for Emerging Artists and Hobbyists - Kunstmarkt am KULTURKIOSK
Have you ever wondered why Stuttgart lacks a dedicated space for small businesses, beginners, and hobby artists to showcase and potentially sell their work? I have this question after discovering a market with a hefty 200EUR rent for just 2 days. Even though you have the option to sell your artwork at a flea market, it might not be the ideal fit for us. :/
This sparked an idea. I connected with Jess, the creative mind behind Hieronyma (a jewelry and illustration shop), and Sara from KULTUR KIOSK (KK).
The question arose: Should we take the initiative and organize a market ourselves, relying on volunteer support (Ehrenamt)?
Our plan was simple but impactful: host a market once a month from June to September. While the beginning was 'too quiet,' the momentum picked up, culminating in our last market being fully booked! This success brought immense joy. Those who joined us understood that our art market wasn't solely about sales; it was a platform for presentation, connection-making, and understanding Stuttgart's challenging market dynamics.
The event even caught the attention of the press, which was a significant win. However, our collaboration with KK is now a cherished memory since KK has permanently closed. Organized by Sara Dahme and supported by Kulturförderung Stuttgart, KK's closure is widely known, and the possibility of its revival in another location remains uncertain.
Artists and Participants*
Funky ever after
das Puzzle kollektiv
Colours of Annikin
Ann Moo Photography
Part of SHAN
*Apologies if someone left
While this chapter may conclude, the future is uncertain, and we express gratitude to Jess, Hieronyma.art
for a wonderful shared project, as well as to Sara and Morgaine from KULTUR KIOSK.
Follow our artistic journey and explore available illustrations for sale on the page: mayhaartstore.