WHITSTABLE OYSTER FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2019: Sat 27th July – Mon 29th July

And that means it is time for the Fifth Made in Whitstable: Arts, Craft & Vintage Trail, which will take place over the Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019.

Some of Whitstable’s finest artists, crafters and vintage lovers will be opening their houses, studios and galleries and welcoming in visitors.  This is not just a fabulous opportunity to go behind usually closed doors and talk to the makers and collectors about the work they love, their inspirations and ideas, but also a chance to buy direct from the artists.

Further details shall be available soon.



2018 artists:

MIW Oyster Trail 2018 artists version 2


MIW Oyster Trail map version 2



Last year: 17 Houses for ’17

Thanks to all who visited

 And so our houses return to their usual chaotic or ordered states, artworks relax and the Hoover takes a break.

The Made in Whitstable: Arts, Craft & Vintage Trail’s 17 Houses for ’17 was a well attended affair, blessed by weather that was neither too good, nor too bad – just right for walking around visiting artists’s galleries and studios, crafters workshops and the houses of those with some serious vintage habits!

And don’t forget: if you are still thinking about that painting, or set of tea cups, or photograph that you saw, and you just can’t get it out of your head – you can go to the artists’ links from this site.

See you all next year!




17 Houses for 2017

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July      10.30am –  4pm

For this year’s Oyster Festival,  Made in Whitstable Arts, Craft and Vintage Trail shows the work of over 50 artists, crafters and vintage lovers spread across 17 Houses, Studios and Galleries.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of Whitstable’s artistic community in their natural habitat – and buy unique and hand made work direct from the maker.

The houses are open only for this Whitstable Oyster Festival weekend of Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July 2017,  between 10.30am and 4pm, but the galleries will be open all week.

You can also keep up to date with Trail information on our facebook page and twitter

You can collect your free maps from Keam’s Yard, The Horsebridge, the WIT in Harbour Street, the Museum, Light & Imagination, Betty Loves Bryan in the High Street, and the MiW Gallery and Hut No.13 in the Harbour Village.

trail WEB map 17


Here’s the flyer and map in full for you here too:

2017 artists2017 oyster flyer front