The Best Craft Markets in Melbourne

7 Jan 2010

Category: Markets

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If you haven’t noticed yet, my blog has had a little face lift. Well, maybe not quite a face lift but definitely some Botox. Have a look around and tell me what you think. I love my new sculpture and painting galleries in particular!

And so today is a lovely 26 degree day in Melbourne and I’ve spent the sun filled morning, sitting by my living room window researching some of the best craft markets in Melbourne. I’m looking into have a few Jewelry stalls around Melbourne in the up coming months and I’m trying to find what seem to be the best markets for art and crafts.

In no particular order, here’s a list of my top 5:

Markets In The Garden

I visited this market a few weeks ago. We got there at closing time. Great! From what I could tell though, it was an intimate market with jewellery, garden ornaments, handbags, fashion, plants, artwork, and sculpture, oh and dog beds. The market it set in the beautiful Botanic Gardens but make sure you get there WELL before 2pm which is closing time.

2nd Saturday of each month.

9am – 2pm

Birdwood Ave
MelbourneĀ VICĀ 3000

The Arts Centre Sunday Market

I haven’t been to this market in a while, probably due to my Sunday laziness. It is one of the few outdoor markets that’s under cover, so you can shop in the rain and if you’re a stall holder you won’t end up drenched and shivering under a pathetic umbrella (if you’re lucky!)

Sundays

10am – 5pm

Just over Prince’s Bridge, beside the Yarra River, Melbourne 3000

Craft Hatch Incubator Market

I visited this market run by Craft Victoria, a few weeks ago and I have already applied to be a stall holder! It’s held at the City Library in Flinders Lane NOT the State Library in Melbourne, and is so intimate that it only holds about 12 or so stalls and gets up to about 400 visitors in a day!

One Saturday per month (check site for current dates)

11am- 4pm

City Library
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Blackbird Market

This market is fantastic! I’ve had a stall here 3 times now and they have been my most successful yet! It’s another indoor market (yay!) and it’s in one of the creative hubs of Melbourne, Fitzroy. If individual, unique, creative and inspiring people are your target audience, this is the market for you.

2nd Saturday of the month

11am – 4pm

The Workers Club
51 Brunswick St,
Fitzroy

Rose Street Artist’s Market

Up to 70 Artists and Designers are showcased at this market every weekend in the eclectic Fitzroy. From furniture to jewelry, from paintings to fashion. Some say, one of Melbourne’s hidden treasures. Find out…

Every Saturday and Sunday of the year (very cool)

11am- 5pm

60 Rose Street
Fitzroy

When I get my market stalls up and running, you’ll be the first to know!

Oh, if you know of any more, please leave a comment with the details!

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