It was only a decade ago that fledgling market startup, Finders Keepers, launched with 20 stalls and a handful of eager design enthusiasts looking to score an artsy deal.
Finders Keepers is now Australia's longest-running arts and design market and is celebrating 10 years of giving the city's artisan producers that much-needed exposure. And this season's going to be huge. The twice-yearly event hosts over 250 stalls for the multitudes of market-goers after a deal, 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 experience hand-crafted furniture from Huddle&Co, accessories from YippyWhippy, scarfs and sarongs by Mirador and other products from a huge number of local artists and fashion and accessory designers. Keep an eye out also for Sydney-based souvenir designer Megan McKean, of McKean Studio, signing her new book Hello Melbourne!.
Finders Keepers runs from October 20-22, opening an hour earlier than previous years from 5pm-10pm on the Friday, staying open later on Saturday from 10am-7pm and 10am to 5pm on the Sunday.