The Handmade Markets are on again this weekend

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Canberra’s quarterly Handmade Market brings together talented artists, stylists, designers and craftspeople to showcase the best in Australian design.

Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of October, over 150 designers are set to display their works. Varying from fashion to food, home wares to accessories you can guarantee there is something for everyone. All uniquely homemade and all of spectacular quality, the markets are certainly something to look forward to.

The market directors developed ‘The Handmade Markets’ in 2008 with the intention of supporting independent, small, creative and local businesses as there was nothing like it in the Canberra region.

The outstanding event is a unique way to connect the makers and designers of beautiful pieces to customers who appreciate and look forward to handcrafted and quality made locally designed items.

This month, the award winning market will coincide with Canberra’s annual Floriade event held in Commonwealth Park which happens to be a just a short walk away.

Held at the National Convention Centre, entry to the markets are free, however a gold coin donation upon entering is encouraged to assist in supporting local charities Bosom Buddies and Dragon’s Abreast. These are both not-for-profit organisations that have been developed to support breast cancer survivors and patients whilst providing awareness and fundraising initiatives with in the local community.

Each Handmade market boasts a different line up than the one before. Not only to keep things interesting and new but to ensure fresh, upcoming and talented designers have an opportunity to showcase their works.



Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 October 2014


National Convention Centre,

31 Constitution Avenue

Canberra ACT 2601


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