Artisan Market at the Msida Bastion Historic Garden Next Week

The Msida Bastion Historic Garden is collaborating with Malta Artisan Markets for a special community event; On Sunday 15 October, the garden will be extending its usual open hours for an Artisan Market! The event will begin at 10 am and conclude at 5 pm, bringing you a variety of artistic works and handmade goods throughout.

In under a couple of weeks, stalls offering a wide variety of food, art, self-care/hygiene products, accessories, and more will be propped up on the Historic Garden’s bright green grass. Plus, there will be live music and more entertainment to enjoy while you browse. One of the great things about artisan markets is that you get to speak face to face with the products’ creators themselves.

You’ll get to learn how they make their creations and why they pursue their crafts, as well as see the passion that is poured into them first-hand. It all creates a sense of familiarity and authenticity. 

Here are some of the talented artisans who’ll be there:

Elena Merlina is an artist and traveller who uses a unique medium to showcase her travels. She is currently sailing around the globe on a ‘Paint The World Tour’, drawing the beautiful buildings she sees on pieces of driftwood that wash up onto shores. There will also be Faith & Emma’s Custom Jewellery, who will be bringing some colourful custom-made jewellery, as well as handmade textiles with the accompaniment of Sew Crafty

left: ciklicafe, right: elena melina

Grejbels will also be there to satisfy your sweet cravings with vegan pastries, as well as Maltese pudina and an assortment of jams. If you’re into crystals, you’ll want to check out Moonstone Creations by Eliza’s stand for some handmade jewellery – that rose quartz necklace you’ve been meaning to get is waiting for you!

While you’re there, you can explore the garden’s rich history. Did you know that it is the burial site of Mikiel Anton Vassalli, who is known as the father of the Maltese language? After the former cemetery was restored due to damage caused by the World War II bombings, it was given a Silver Medal by Europa Nostra in 2002. In 2004, a small Museum of Maltese Burial Practices was opened in a nearby building.  

By shopping from artisanal markets you’re not only supporting local businesses, but you’re also helping people of all ages preserve traditional recipes and craftsmanship. So, why not take this opportunity to discover authentic products and enrich yourself in the garden’s history while enjoying its greenery.