Crafters urged to help design Mayor gifts

Councillor Elisha McCallion. DER1315-132KM
Councillor Elisha McCallion. DER1315-132KM

Local artists and craft makers are being invited by Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Elisha McCallion to come up with some special locally themed gift ideas.

The gifts will be used in presentations during the Mayor’s year in office. The range of gifts will vary from smaller design items to larger presentation pieces.

Mayor McCallion is hoping to find designs and products which reflect the new council area: “I am delighted to open up the competition to our many talented local artists, crafts people and designers,” she said. “We have a thriving arts community and we should all support local businesses in terms of producing work which enhances the profile and image of our city and district.”

Artists and companies can submit an outline design for a product range or a handmade craft piece design. For more information contact Karen Henderson on 028 71253253 or : karen.henderson@derrycity