October is Dogtober on Beaufort Street! The Beaufort Street Artisan Market hosted the annual Dog Show, which was a massive hit and lots of fun! Here are some of the pics.
Thanks to City of Vincent for being the major sponsor of Dogtober!
Dogtober on Beaufort Street is back this Sunday 9 October 2020.
Visitors will be able to have photos taken with their favourite pooches, pick up doggie treats, win raffle prices and enter the Dog Show, hosted by special guest City of Vincent Mayor, John Carey.
There are 4 x $100 Dogtober prizes on offer in the Dog Show at 11.30am:
- most talented dog
- funniest dog costume,
- biggest dog
- smallest dog
The Beaufort Street Artisan Market is an initiative of the community-based non-profit, the Beaufort Street Network and will include all the usual products such as art, craft, food, ceramics, fashion, furniture and jewellery. It was established in 2014 to promote local artists and create a vibrant, colourful and dynamic event on Beaufort Street.
“Dogtober is one the best events on Beaufort Street”, said local dog lover, Pam Herron, Chair of the Beaufort Street Network. “We’ll have a photographer taking free photos of you and your dog and our famous Dog Show from 11.30am.
“Dogtober also supports local dog-focussed charities that will have stalls on the day”.
The free outdoor art market offers a unique chance for local creatives to display their wares in a market stall, a suitcase display or a fence display. All products are Western Australian-made, with art from the local area the top priority.
“There are lots of other markets around Perth now. But there is nothing quite like the Beaufort Street Artisan Market. It’s a very affordable way for local artisans and stallholders to find new customers and sell their products.”
“It’s one of a range of things we are doing to create a better Beaufort Street”, says Herron.
The Dogtober Artisan Market will be on from 9am to 1pm, Sunday 9 October 2020 in the Barlee Street carpark on Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley.
We’ve put the order in for SUNSHINE! City of Vincent have again been most supportive and given us special permission to reschedule the Beaufort Street Art Market that was regretably cancelled last Sunday due to the inclement weather, to this coming Sunday 12th October. All the artists and stalls are coming down and we hope to see you there! 9am-1pm at the Barlee Street Carpark cnr. Beaufort and Barlee Sts behind the big Beaufort Street sign! Yea!!!! #BeaufortStArt
What inspired you to start Utopia Handmade?
I’m very passionate about supporting the handmade movement and local businesses. In my mind, there’s nothing better than knowing that what you are buying is unique, has been created with love and thought and that you are supporting people in your community.
I’ve been sewing for a few years with guidance from my Mum and starting Utopia Handmade felt like a natural progression. I launched Utopia Handmade in January 2014 with the goal to create handmade clothing for children with a modern twist on retro and classic styles.
What will you be selling at our Beaufort Street Network’s very first Beaufort Street Art Market?
I’ll be selling a range of handmade clothing for children, including art smocks and aprons with matching chef hats. I’ll also have some wonderful 50’s inspired retro aprons for ladies.
As the market is on Father’s Day, I’ll be offering a special on some great BBQ style aprons for anyone looking for a last minute present for Dad.
If our members want to purchase from you after the Beaufort Street Art Market, where can they find you?
I love interacting with customers, so I try to attend at least one local market each month. To check out my Market Schedule, head to my website.
For those who prefer online shopping or can’t get to the markets, I also have an online Etsy store.
Lastly, what do you love about Beaufort Street?
Beaufort Street is such a special place for me. My Mum had a café on the Beaufort Street strip for most of the 90s, so I spent a lot of time in the area. I have many wonderful childhood memories including my first ballet lesson at the Astor, ‘Fire Engine’ lemonade drinks at The Queens Hotel, buying jellybeans from McKenzies Chemist and renting VHS tapes from Planet Mt Lawley.
While I remember all of these memories fondly, what I most love is seeing the evolution of Beaufort Street. I feel like Beaufort Street is a resilient area that is forever reinventing itself and staying relevant to the community and their needs.
Local pop and stencil artist I’m the Boss (Shane Hughes) is influenced by everything he comes into contact with. He has a major fascination with the acceptance of all things popular in the public eye and always questions what it is about certain people, products and places that makes them desirable. His work reflects and adapts constantly to everyday happenings as he always looks to combine what he already knows with new discoveries in the world of design.
Check out his work at The Fence Gallery at the Beaufort Street Art Market this weekend.