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Melbourne's best markets: Art, craft and design

Light up the creative centres of your brain with beautiful artefacts from metal, paper, ceramics and covetable fabrics

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By Time Out editors |

Melbourne, the nation's cultural capital, is unsurprisingly filled with local creatives bringing all things bright and beautiful into the world. The best place to discover what your neighbours have been creating? Melbourne's markets.

Whether you're after something to bring that certain je ne sais quois into your home, a piece of original designer jewellery or something cute and kitsch for the kids, you'll find it with a trip to one of these arty Melbourne markets. 

For more market finds check out the best markets in Melbourne for fashion, books and bric-a-brac or fill your belly at Melbourne's top food markets

Plants at Rose Street Artists' Market
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Rose Street Artists' Market

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Each Saturday and Sunday the Rose Street Market gathers some of Melbourne's most exciting artists and designers to display their wares and talk all things handmade. Weave your way through the crowds and duck into the warehouse to check out the handmade fashion, food and curios for sale. The artists are usually on hand to compare crochet needles and discuss their work, so drop in for a squiz, a chat and a haircut from the resident hairdresser.

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