MTP was featured on the Mendez Manor Blog as an LA flea market to visit in 2017:
Thank you for including us Nicole!
You may have heard that there is a new flea market popping up in Downtown. The new Downtown Flea was created by event creator Philip Dane.
What you may not know is that Mr. Dane has a history with Fairfax High School!
Mr. Dane started a successful market in the early 1990’s that ran for three years at Fairfax High School.
In fact, his market inspired the co-founders of our market, Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz to create the non-profit Melrose Trading Post.
The Melrose Trading Post has officially been in operation since 1997 and has grown to be the incredible market it is today (with your help of course)!
We wish Philip Dane the best of luck with his new endeavor Downtown.
In a true “Choose Your Adventure” style we are offering two tour options – Paper or Digital Tour.
Sign up online today or in person on the day of the event.
Art viewing: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch: 1:00 PM – 2.00 PM
At MTP Food Court
Host: Natalie Iturbe, contact Natalie via e-mail
The Melrose Trading Post is showing off LA’s local artists!
In true “Choose Your Adventure” style, the Melrose Trading Post will take you through the market to discover the local artists that show their work at this LA community market. You can choose the old-fashioned method with a brochure that includes a map of the market OR the eco-friendly way via Facebook, Twitter,Instragram or the MTP Blog on your smart phone or tablet!
Each week several artists, artisans, craftspeople and designers come together to show off their work. On Sunday, April 28th 2013 we will be highlighting the artists in our market who live and breathe LA. Their artwork will be displayed for you to look at… SLOWLY. The unique part of MTP’s Slow Art Day is that you can speak with the artist about their work while you’re looking at it! Slow Art patrons will be given a brochure to show them how to find the artists in our market of treasures. You will also be invited to share your findings while lunching in the food court.
About Slow Art Day: Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY – and thereby experience art in a new way. You can see more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it on our website: http://SlowArtDay.com.
As Slow Art Day approaches, you’ll hear from your host with more information, as well as instructions about what to do when you arrive for Slow Art Day.
Shop Local This Holiday Season
Local Entrepreneurs, Craftspeople, Artists and Collectors come together every Sunday at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax Avenues to generate community-based funding for the local high school, Fairfax High School.
Support a model that brings the community together at the Melrose Trading Post.
Fairfax Avenue will be closed from Clinton Avenue to Oakwood Avenue from 11AM to 10PM.
Rosewood Avenue will be closed from Hayworth to Orange Grove Avenues.
We will have open access to both market entrances on Fairfax Avenue through Clinton Avenue.
If you have any questions feel free to email or call me!
Natalie@MelroseTradingPost.org (323)655-7679 Ext 103
at Fairfax High School
7850 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Market's Stacked Parking Entrance is through the School Entrance at Fairfax Ave. and Clinton Street, while the paid Valet Parking Entrance is at Genessee and Melrose Avenue.
Use of the school premises for the Melrose Trading Post market has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to Greenway Arts Alliance from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. LA Unified and the Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it endorse any of the activities, statements or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting/activity.