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Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market 2017

Knock out all your Christmas shopping in one weekend.
By Jonathan Ford
November 30, 2017
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By Jonathan Ford
November 30, 2017
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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.

And this season's market is being held just in time to knock out all that Christmas shopping you've been putting off. Yes, Mum will be upset if you don't get her a present and no, you really shouldn't get Grandpa a pair of socks again. But you don't need to bust your bank account, either, the market has a friendly entrance fee of just $2 (kids enter free). Inside, you'll find quirky doll- and cat-head shaped candles from You, Me & Bones, ceramics by Sydney-favourites Bridget Bodenham and Mukumono Ceramics, stunning hand-stitched quilts by Aneau, leather goods by Tammy Luk and pickles and jams from Cornersmith. There'll be wrapping paper and Christmas cards available, too.

This year the three-day market will be held at Barangaroo's expansive Cutaway (a stone's throw from the water) and it has new extended trading hours on Friday and Saturday — because sometimes making decisions is difficult. The line-up continues to grow in the lead-up to opening night, so keep an eye on the Finders Keepers directory to see who else joins.

Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Market runs from 8–10 December; 5pm–10pm on Friday, 10am–7pm on Saturday and 10am–5pm on Sunday.

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