It was only a decade ago that fledgeling market startup Finders Keepers launched with 20 stalls and a handful of eager design enthusiasts looking to score an artsy deal.
Now the event finds itself sitting as Australia's longest-running art and design market — and this season is going to be huge with an extra evening, longer hours and a bigger spot to hold this bustling artsy medina. Celebrating ten years of giving the city's artisan producers that much-needed exposure, the event will host over 200 stalls for the multitude of market-goers after a bargain, amid a backdrop of live music, bars, coffee carts, food trucks, workshops and a dessert bar.
With a friendly entrance fee of just $2 (kids enter free), you'll find everything from hand-crafted furniture, scarves and sarongs, crockery, clutches and many other products from a huge number of local artists and designers.
Keep an eye out for Doops Design's bold and bright cushions, J.F.A. Hynd's botanical illustrations and textiles and Brisbane local favourites photographer Kara Rosenlund, fashion designer Alice Nightingale and homewares label Kirralee & Co. Indigenous social enterprise Magpie Goose will also bring fashion items produced in remote NT communities.
Finders Keepers runs from November 10–12, 5–10pm on Friday and 9am–4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Images: Samee Lapham