This morning we fell in love with @maizypug! She is definitely our Cutie Pie of the Day! #DogsofMTP #MTPfairfax
It has come to our attention that there is a two-way tie for #CutiePieoftheDay….The first winner is @roothepug, and the second winner is @meethudson! #DogsofMTP #MTPfairfax
As a patron of the Melrose Trading Post, you may be familiar with Detroit Trash and their innovative displays. Every Sunday the family of artists sets up at the bottom of the main staircase leading up to the food court. Their jewelry made of tiny antique pieces and is put together by Sydney and her mother Tiffany. Sunny May is the youngest of the family, and her visionary artwork is proudly displayed on the staircase. Matthew, the father of the family, is a man with an eye for antiques and the talent to build, restore and repurpose antique finds into new treasures. Visiting this family at the market on Sundays gives you a glimpse into the creativity and love infused in Detroit Trash.
Now you don’t have to wait until Sunday to see them!
The Allison family now has a store on Beverly Boulevard, about half a mile away from the market. This gorgeous space not only has their creations, but it also has the creations of their fellow makers from the market and artists they are connected with. The store is in a beautiful 1920’s building by Laurel Avenue. The central loft space creates a platform perfect for Sunny to paint her latest work, Sydney to make jewelry and for local bands to put on a show.
Companies from MTP featured in the store include Human Tree Robot, Purr and Sparrows Press, to name a few.
The store is a must-see space and definitely worth MANY visits. Stop by and see what they’re working on!
8053 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
It will be fun to watch this store evolve over time.
Congratulations to the Detroit Trash Family!
Check them out in B144 every Sunday at the Melrose Trading Post: DetroitTrash.net
Bonus: The LA Times wrote this sweet article about Detroit Trash back in 2014.
February 9th kicked off the new semester’s series of Professional Development Meetings for MTP student staff at the Greenway Arts Studio Space on campus. J Scott (MTP Operations Manager) set goals for the semester with some of our hardworking student staff members.
Next #SundayFunday MTP is teaming up with one of our new permanent vendors, @shopnotice, to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Stop by the #ShopNotice booth Y33, and experience the gorgeous floral photo booth & surprise giveaways sponsored by @138water and @notoxlife. At 12:15PM there will be a special performance from the @uscsonggirls near the #GreenwayArts Main Stage, along with fantastic musical performances from local singers and bands. Join us for a Valentine’s Day celebrating YOU. See you next Sunday at #MTPfairfax!
Every few months we revisit this beautiful short film about LONGTIME Vendor Mark Kologi, aka the Photo Man. It’s only a few minutes long, and it touches our hearts every time we watch it. The vendors at MTP Fairfax are as one-of-a-kind as their collections and creations. Thank you Ben Kitnick for putting a focus on a very special person.
To see more of Ben’s work, visit his website or Vimeo page.
Mark Kologi is a permanent vendor at the Melrose Trading Post for almost TWO DECADES!
His space in the market is B68 along the walkway from the Main Market to the Men’s Restroom. He curates large printed photographs from local photographers in addition to the bins of curated found photographs.
Afar Magazine writer Erin Vivid Riley included the Melrose Trading Post as one of 17 Awesome Flea Markets in the World!
With so many beautiful markets all over the world, we are honored to be included in the list.
Here’s a taste of a few international picks:
Catch the rest of the list here on Afar.com.
Greenway Arts Alliance and the Melrose Trading Post are ringing in the new school year with a KID-CENTRIC Musical Line Up and Hula Hooping Fun!
Hang out on a blanket on the food court lawn while enjoying delicious food and local entertainment.
The MTP Main Stage Line-Up Includes:
Sing-A-Longs with Yolanda Tolentino
Come Hula Hoop on the lawn while Singer Dorian Baucum gives us something to groove about with kid-friendly jams
Rock out with the Teens of School of Rock Fairfax Band
Moose, the band – LA’s Favorite Young Rockers
Face Painting and Balloon Animals on the Lawn
We will also be collecting school supplies from August 9th through September 6th for School on Wheels, a local non-profit organization that gives LA’s Homeless Students supplies for the new year.
The items we are currently accepting include:
Backpacks – Pens – Pencils – Erasers – Markers – Crayons – USB Drives – Rulers – Pencil Cases – Book Covers – Staplers – Arts & Crafts Materials – Spiral Notebooks – Calculators – Colored Pencils – Subject Dividers – Notebook Paper – 3-Ring Binders
All New School Supplies Listed above will be accepted at the ticket booths of the Melrose Trading Post now through September 6th.
Last Year, School on Wheels Gave 6,000 Homeless Los Angeles Students Backpacks with School Supplies…
Let’s help them give even more this year!
On Sunday, August 2nd, the Melrose Trading Post hosted a Red Carpet FASHION SHOW with the Melrose BID right in the middle of the market! This fashion show celebrated the newly forged relationship between the Melrose District in LA and the Harajuku District in Japan. The models rocked fashion from Harajuku stylists and from Melrose Trading Post designers. MTP Staff, Vendors and Patrons were all treated with this pop-up red carpet event.
The Melrose Trading Post Designers included:
Michael Black (Y26)
Vintage Redeux (G7)
Purrr LA (B53)
Stay tuned for the video of the fashion show from the Melrose BID!
at Fairfax High School
7850 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Market's Parking Entrance is through the School Entrance at Fairfax Ave. and Clinton St.