We have made the decision to bring the art market forward this year to avoid clashing with all the other events happening on the August bank holiday weekend in Hastings and St.Leonards. The BAAM team’s objective is to create two very different days through the curation of exhibitors/ sellers/ performers and music.




The inaugural BOTTLE ALLEY ART MARKET was held on August Bank Holiday Saturday 2023
8,000 people walked the 480m of Bottle Alley over the 8 hour duration of the market. Over 800 artworks were sold by the 60 artists, selected from the 110 who applied to take part. The feedback has been overwhelming positive and there is an appetite for more to come.

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2023 Participating Artists:
JJ Waller/ Mel Elliot/  Sinéid Codd/ Inktron/ Joan Glasgow Ashton/ Katherine Reekie/ Dee Harvey/ Vanessa Fowler/ Susan Diamond/ Vincent Oyenga/ Nina Cosford/ Mastolf & Mastej/ Thomas Bartlett/ Kath Foley/ Scott Garrett/ Charlotte On Sea/ Kirsten Iles/ Pete Fowler/ Linda King/ Kit Claughton/ Emma Oak/ Judith Douglas/ Sophie Barnard/ Matthew Collier/ Dale Matthews/ Richard Best/ Ade Peachment/ Babes In Arms/ Studio Picnic/ 55 Prints/ Duncan Sangster/ Michelle Mildenhall/ Moth Lagoon/ St Leonard’s Art School/ Phil Truthbouys/ Alexandra Ffion/ Hares Hoard/ Project Art Works/ Clare Mitchell/ Edward Burnand/ Ruby Honey Dadson/ Hastings Art School/ Robin Holtom/ Stella Dore Gallery/ Euan Roberts/ Neonita/ Georgia Sawers/ DLR/ Abraham.O/ Lee Eelus/ Shuby/ Mew/ ORNAGH/ Project 78/ Anna Maria/ Real Fake/Liam Ball/Cut It Out Studio

DJ’s on the day:
Konnekted Kollektive/ James Endeacott (Soho Radio)/ James WVR (Sonics, Cosmic Whip)/ Japhy/ Marley & Si Cole/ Riz Maslen (Neotropic, Aircooled)

Thanks to:
Trade Paints/ Leyland Paints/ Knights Interiors/ Hastings Hire/ GP Promowear/ JJ Waller/ Martel Print/ Japhy/ Robert Sample/ Ben Rymer/ Kirk Towlson/ Mathew McDonnell/ Gillian & James Endeacott/ Kym Byford @TalentAccelerator/ Jemima Dury/ The Bunting Bees/ Stirling Security Services.

BAAM Team 2023: ZEROH, Steph Warren @StellaDore_Gallery, Gina Hewitt @Hell-Yeah!, Sophie Barnard @Rug_Puncher with additional help from Ben Rymer @Rymerverse

Photos: Marie Richardson/ Steph Warren/ Martin O’Neill

” So happy this was such a great success, congratulations to all involved! I had a wonderful time and really really pleased with the sales and such lovely people came by my stall. Some brilliant chats and fantastic artwork on show when I did go for my toilet breaks. Really appreciate the swift accounting of my sales. Huge thanks to all the team for making it such a great day, couldn’t have wanted for more really.”
Artist: Pete Fowler

“THANK YOU !!!!!
I was blown away with the whole day……. It was a STELLAR EVENT
Your planning was excellent: – pitches were generous for a stall and felt good – good width for (so many!) people walking through the alley – ingeniously thoughtful rope dividers / hanging systems – well designed sales process (though I forgot to ask for the receipt from most peeps! but I made a list) and having several sale points was good – good plans for dropping off work – perfect weather!!”
Artist: Sinéid Codd

“I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to be involved in the first ever BAMM, it felt so special and the start of something super exciting.
Everyone, (buyers and sellers) just had the best day and it’s all thanks to you all.
It was TOP!”
Artist: Mew

“We were blown away by what a brilliant event you laid on. It was absolutely fantastic!
Fingers crossed for many more.”
Artist: Euan Roberts, Big Yin Gallery
“All in All; Thank you.. the logistics were immaculately executed… The good humour and can do attitude permeated the entire experience… nose to tail!
You can quote me…”
Artist: Linda King

“I found the day positive, and the atmosphere was good – Nothing that I would change actually and the turnout was amazing (weather helped) and it was well publicised too.A successful event.”
Artist: Kit Claughton

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