Crystal Palace is an undiscovered gem of culture and creativity, filled with artists, designers and makers, musicians, poets, writers and performers. The area has an incredible energy and community spirit, born from a unique cultural history going back to 1854, when the Great Exhibition’s crystal palace was moved to Penge Common, now known as Crystal Palace park.
Browse the famous vintage and antique shops on Church Road, the independent little shops selling beautiful homewares, clothes, trinkets and jewellery around the triangle; and then stop off for a coffee or a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area.
If it’s a beautiful day, wander down to the huge park with its ornate garden architecture, extraordinary Victorian dinosaurs and one of the largest mazes in Britain.
A renowned ceramicist and pottery teacher, Beth runs the hugely successful Paxton Centre on Anerley Hill, which is a thriving community arts centre.
Anna is an award winning artist and designer, who regularly speaks at Grand Designs Live and the Ideal Home Show on colour and design.
Glen is a graphic designer and owner of Just Giclee and has sponsored the Crystal Palace Festival for the last six years.
Well loved local artist and life drawing teacher, Marty has been commissioned by countless clients around the globe, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and the BBC.
Glen Keegan and his company, Just Giclee, have generously designed our artists’ catalogue, as well as designed and printed all our advertising flyers and posters.
Martin & Co have very generously agreed to provide signposts outside each venue, which will make it really easy for visitors to find and identify each venue taking part.
The London Hotel Group has very generously sponsored a portion of the costs to stage our event this year and will also be hosting two of our artists during the first weekend!