Mountains Arts Xpo 2021


As part of this year’s Blue Mountains Arts Festivals, BMCAN’s Mountains Arts Xpo 2021 (MAX21) was to be held at the Fairmont Resort from 9-17 October, (inclusive of the two weekends), featuring all the different art forms that make up our gifted community of artists, performers, and creatives.

With the postponement of the live event till next year we still want to continue withthte spirit of the event online, so welcome to the online version of the MAX21 Xpo. 

A highlight of MAX 21 is the wonderful artisan’s market, curated by Christina Mija, Trish Fraunfelter and Julie Ankers, which still has the virtual feel of being held on theoval at the Fairmont resort.  With over 20 exhibitors, the fair will not only highlight a vast array of superb arts and crafts, it will also feature some of our most outstanding local and regional wine and food producers, providing a great opportunity for all our artisans to showcase their work.

By clicking through to their online presence here on the MAX21 website it is a great opportunity to discover art, craft and food available in the region and beyond, and to experience a growing cultural community which is not going to be diminished by natural and pandemic disaster, During the extended run of this website you will be able to experience engagement with the artists and artisan’s through similar promotions, specials and personal engagements, as well as a wealth of information about their, practices, products and artistic processes to even a larger extent than any live event.

So click the link below, go to the map, and begin to enjoy all that the participants have to offer.

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MAX21 Featured Artist | Peter Hickey

MAX21 Featured Artist | Peter Hickey

Peter is our first ‘Feature Artist’ in our new regular invitation to come and review the work of Featured Artists currently in our Virtual Artisan Fair on the MAX21 website.. He is a photographer whose stunningly beautiful work captures the fleeting glory of light and spectacle that dances across the Blue Mountains region that we sometimes need to see through an artist’s eye to fully appreciaste.

MAX21 Online at last & at least!

MAX21 Online at last & at least!

The extended COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney presents us with many unknowns, and as a result, we have decided that an in-person MAX21 Artisans Fair event this year would be too risky and challenging to attempt. We are however maintaining a virtual presence online as if the actual live event was still happening, so follow the link to the virtual artisans fair, and enjoy.


October 9 & 10, 2021
October 16 & 17, 2021


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An online Xpo featuring the best of the best of all the different art forms that make up our gifted community of artists, performers and creatives..