From Canvas to Market: My Story of Selling my Arts at the Milk Market in Limerick

By: Namrata Nad

Limerick is a city with a thriving art culture. One opportunity for artists is to sell their work in Limerick City’s historic Milk Market. In this blog, Artist and UL Student Namrata describes her experiencing exhibiting and selling her work at the market.

Art has always been an intrinsic part of my life, a passion that runs deep in my veins. From a young age, I have been enamored with the beauty of Indian folk art such as mandala, warli, and Mahbubani. I would spend hours painting intricate designs on glass bottles or unleashing my imagination on canvas, creating pieces that were uniquely mine. Art is my escape from the chaos of daily life, a moment to breathe, and unleash my creativity.

When I arrived in Limerick, I had no idea that my artistic journey would take me to new heights. I stumbled upon Art Limerick and got the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Milk Market – the heart of the city. The market is always bustling with people, but during the Art exhibition, the vibe is pure magic. The market was buzzing with creative minds and their fantastic works that left me astounded.

Namrata stands behind her stall, which features several colourful works of art - including pottery and paintings. She is smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers.

The day of the exhibition was a blur of excitement and nerves. I set up my stall with all my art pieces – mandala art, macrame art, and bottle paintings. My heart was pounding as people began to stop by and compliment my work. The joy of selling my first piece was a feeling I can’t describe – it was pure ecstasy. It was an overwhelming experience to see people appreciate my art, and the encouragement I received inspired me to push myself further. I had the chance to meet and interact with so many talented artists who came from diverse age groups. I discovered new techniques and learned how to tap into my creativity even more deeply. It was an incredible experience to see people enjoying their coffee and admiring my work at the same time.

My art is heavily influenced by Indian folk art, which is known for its vibrant colors and intricate designs. I was overjoyed to see people appreciate my art, and I made many sales that day. It was heartwarming to have my friends visit me and see how proud they were of me. Even though I don’t get the chance to exhibit my art as often now, I always make it a point to visit the Milk Market during Art exhibitions. It’s a peaceful getaway from the smart technology world, and I find it therapeutic to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same passion for art. The experience at the Milk Market will always be a memorable one, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to showcase my art to a broader audience

If you would like to see more of Namrata’s artwork, or perhaps purchase some, you can find her on Instagram below:


Student Ambassador Profile for Namrata Nad, a Master's student in Risk Management and Insurance

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