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The 5 Best Artist Markets in Melbourne

The 5 best artist markets in Melbourne - Rost Street Market

The 5 Best Artist Markets in Melbourne

You can always count on artist markets to help you discover the best creative and crafty finds! It’s no secret that art markets are the perfect places find meaningful gifts.

Beyond amazing handmade gems, artist markets have many great benefits! When you buy from local artisans, you’re supporting Australian makers. Your money goes back into the Aussie economy and helps artists continue to create unique and ethical products. Talk about a positive impact!

Do you find yourself wondering, “Where are the best art markets near me?” You ask, and we answer! Here are 5 of the best artist markets in Melbourne to get you started on your next shopping adventure.

1. in.cube8r

We can’t write an arts and craft market list without including ourselves, as we’re open 7 days a week and home to more than 100 local makers at a time!

Our Fitzroy emporium might not be a market per se, but it is home to art shows, events and handmade products that support some of the most talented artists and creatives in Melbourne. Since 2007, we’ve offered up space for up to 100 makers at a time to showcase their work without owing us a sales commission. Artists get to keep 100% of their sales at in.cube8r so buying in store is just as impactful as buying direct!

At in.cube8r, diverse Victorian artists share their creativity with the world. We have everything from handmade clothing to quirky homewares and one-of-a-kind jewellery. If you’re looking for something unusual for the hard-to-buy-for gift recipient, in.cube8r is the place to be! While you’re here at Smith Street, Fitzroy you can check out our neighboring small businesses which are all fantastic!

The 5 best artist markets in Melbourne - Rost Street Market

2. Rose Street Artist Market

The Rose Street Artist Market is a clear favourite in Melbourne, hosting some of great makers in our state!

At Rose Street, in Fitzroy, artists, designers, crafters, makers, and creators gather to share their talents. Visitors can expect a great range of stalls, along with the chance to commission custom works!

Operating since 2003, Rose Street Artist Market brings together over 100 artists every Saturday and Sunday, with both emerging and established creators getting together to soak up the fun, arty atmosphere.

While you shop, keep a look out for unique items, like custom furniture pieces and stunning canvas paintings. Don’t forget to stop and chat to the talented makers along the way!

Plus, with many of in.cube8r’s artists being regulars at Rost St, you might meet some of our besties there!

The 5 best artist markets in Melbourne - Arts Centre Market

3. The Arts Centre Market

Where better than to support Melbourne-based artists than at the Melbourne Arts Centre in Southbank?

Not far from the iconic Flinders Street Station, the Arts Centre Market is home to plenty of treasures just waiting to be discovered. Every Sunday, visitors search the stalls for new and innovative creations, right in the heart of the Melbourne arts precinct.

Local makers at the Arts Centre Market don’t win their spots easily. Instead, they’re selected based on quality, originality, and creativity, making this the perfect arts and craft market to find truly incredible products.

From photos to paintings, clothing to homewares, and much, much more, there’s always so much to discover! Reward yourself for a busy day’s work by stopping for a sweet treat on your way through the stalls.

The 5 Best Artist Markets in Melbourne - Castlemaine Artists’ Market4. Castlemaine Artists’ Market

At Castlemaine Artists’ Market, there’s always something new to discover – like a handcrafted creative piece or a regional artist taking on the world!

Taking place on the first Sunday of every month (except January), Castlemaine Artists’ Market has been in business for over 15 years! Today, the monthly affair brings together more than 45 stalls of talented local makers with wares to sell and stories to tell.

Castlemaine is the perfect place to support artistic communities, shopping from the best of the best and helped talented creators make a start in the arts industry. All the more reason to buy!

Whether you’re on the hunt for a great birthday gift or think you deserve a present of your own, Castlemaine Artists’ Market offers something new every month. There’s never time for boredom!

The 5 Best Artist Market - The District Makers Market5. The District Makers Market

Finally, the District Makers Market is a hub for all things creative! It’s a great place celebrate Aussie art and discover one-of-a-kind pieces.

Hosted on the last Sunday of each month at The District Docklands, this arts and craft market is home to the great creativity Victoria has to offer. Colourful market stalls house all kinds of wares, from jewellery to clothing, home décor, and even homegrown produce.

The District Makers Market also welcomes musical creativity, with live entertainment keeping market days fresh, bright, and joyful – just as an art market should be.

Navigate the Melbourne laneways, and discover the market’s latest wonders! Grab a coffee while you stroll. If you fancy a bit of company, you can even bring your dog along for the adventure!

Visiting the best Art markets Melbourne isn’t the only way to support our city’s greatest makers.

If you’re keen to stand with the Victorian arts community, stop by in.cube8r, or shop our 6,000 handmade products online!