Having firmly established itself as one of the country's best art and design markets, Finders Keepers is shaking things up when it returns to Brisbane this June. One of two yearly events (the other will drop in summer), the Autumn/Winter session will have more of a 'festival' vibe with the introduction of an extensive food and entertainment program.
The focus remains on supporting independent and up-and-coming artisans, but the market is also ramping up its food and drink and entertainment offerings. Expect a whole host of food trucks to be on standby when the post-shop hunger strikes, while a roster of musical acts will soundtrack your tour of the stalls.
On the art and and design side of things, the lineup of vendors is huge, boasting everything from candles, jewellery and art to fashion, accessories and skincare — and plenty in-between. Plus, more than 30 percent of designers call Queensland home, so you'll also be supporting local creatives while you forage for artsy finds — for yourself or a loved one.
Luckily, this year's trading hours have been extended to give you maximum shopping time, with things kicking off at midday on Friday.
Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Market will run from June 22–24; 12pm–9pm on Friday, 9am–6pm on Saturday and 9am–5pm on Sunday.
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