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ARTS HUB AND GALLERY

At MADE in East Lothian’s Arts Hub and Gallery, we offer a range of activities. It is a venue for events and workshops and a reuse hub for art and craft materials. It’s also a gallery. We offer regular sessions for adults with additional support needs and mental health issues. For more information, please get in touch.

Where: 21a Hardgate, Haddington // When: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

MAKERS’ GALLERY

Photo of art and furnishings in the Makers GalleryOur Makers’ Gallery offers a high street showcase for artists and makers living and/or working in East Lothian. Pop in for a browse; we’ve gathered an interesting range of original artworks and craft. Painting. Ceramics. Wood-works. Jewellery. Glass. Prints. Textiles. Up-cycled. Maybe you need a greetings card, we have a super selection.  And if you don’t see just the right thing, we’d be very happy to assist you to commission a bespoke work.

Artists and Makers: We promote the work of East Lothian artists and craftmakers in our Makers Gallery, online and at the monthly Makers’ Market in Tyninghame. If your work fits and is of a high standard, why not apply to exhibit with us. Please email madeineastlothian@gmail.com, including at least five images of your current work. We’ll need titles, medium, sizes and retail prices. And if your work is currently being exhibited or is on sale locally, we’d like to know that too.

A selection of work in the gallery is available to buy online.

WORKSHOPS

make - create - reuse - logo3Our programme of workshops at the Arts Hub encourages you to #trysomethingnew. It focuses on creative art and craft skills. Recycled Paper Making is a joyously messy craft with an elegant outcome. Mixed Media and Creative Writing are contemplative, and who doesn’t need bunting when the sun comes out. Make your own! Find out more and book.

CRAFT SOCIALS

Photo of four people at a table craftingYou can drop into our Make Create Reuse groups, 10am-12pm, Wednesday to Friday.

Bring whatever you’re working on, have a chat and a cuppa.

  • Art and Paper Craft – Wednesdays
  • Repair and Upcycle – Thursdays
  • Stitches and Needles – Fridays

And every week! No booking required. No commitment.

These groups are unfunded and the team facilitate them free of charge. We ask group members to drop a few pennies into the coffee tin each week. We would love not to have ask them at this time. If you’d like to buy them coffee, you can on buymeacoffee.com.

Thank you so much!

REUSE HUB

The local community has kindly supported us by donating furniture, art materials and other items that we can re-use, upcycle or sell to raise funds. Upcycling and creative reuse are central to our mission. Donated furniture and materials are upcycled inhouse and made available for sale in the REuse Hub. These provide us with a valuable source of income and inspire the participants to our popular workshops. We accept,

  • wooden furniture such as chest of drawers, small tables, dining chairs
  • fabric, wools, buttons, buckles
  • good quality paint
  • art and craft materials.

Unfortunately, we can’t take on big upholstery projects such as armchairs or sofas. If you have anything in mind, get in touch.