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Hongdae Free Market
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  • Hongdae Free Market
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  • Life/Convenience > Market
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  • Seogyo-dong Mapo-gu Seoul 와우산로21길 19-3
  • distance [서울]from 4.3km
Hongdae (Hongik University) Free Market is a marketplace for young artists. The market is run in a flea market format, but while a typical flea market sells second-hand goods, this free market sells only genuinely creative artwork. Since 2002, the market has been held every Saturday and has since become the prime cultural hotspot on Hongdae street, and a venue for performances by Indie bands and different cultural events.A free-market, not a flea-market! Hongdae Free Market is held regularly on Saturdays on a recreation ground in front of the main entrance to Hongik University. At this art market, young artists get the opportunity to show their work or performances. The market brims with unique items and a bustling crowd. Some of the items on display include hats, shoes and t-shirts painted with interesting characters, ceramic accessories, dolls made from wire, diaries with handmade covers and many more. The sellers are all artists and the items sold here are all their own handmade artwork. * An artist drawing a caricature* Tourists browsing accessories * Information board for an art class* Unique caricatures on sale. A popular spot for cultural events, Hongdae Free Market The free market offers not only a variety of unusual items, but also free concerts at one corner of the recreation ground from 2pm to 5pm. Various genres of artists transform the corner of the market into an open stage for music, dance, performance art etc, and the crowd is as wildly enthusiastic as any audience at a big concert. After the performances, some musicians sell their home-recorded CDs. * Performance* Performance In addition, there are creative workshops for making various everyday items run by “Saekki”. Lessons include drawing, sewing and more. After deciding which lesson to take, you can hand in an application form. Foreigners can also take part, but all lessons are conducted in Korean. For more information, visit http://cafe.naver.com/spacesaekkiThe Free Market on Saturdays and the Hope Market on Sundays On Sundays, the Hope Market is held from 2pm to 6pm at the same place as the Free Market. The Hope Market shares the same ideals as the Free Market, as an art marketplace for innovative artists. To become a seller in the Hope Market, you need to go through an evaluation. Apply via http://cafe.daum.net/hopemarket.The Hongik University area, or Hongdae, is the center of Korea's youth culture and is well-known for its bustling club scene. Many foreigners come here to enjoy the lively nightlife. Since 2001, when clubs in Hongdae started to host “Club Day” on the last Friday of every month, the club scene here is in its heyday. Club Day is the best way to sample Hongdae club culture, and with just one ticket to cover participating venues, people can move from club to club all night. Walking from the area where Hongdae Free Market is held toward Hongik University, this 500-meter stretch is known as cafe alley. On both sides of the street are many fine cafes and wine bars. It is common to see many overseas visitors here enjoying the day.Hongdae Free Market | About Hongdae (Hongik University) Free Market is a marketplace for young artists. The market is run in a flea market format, but while a typical flea market sells second-hand goods, this free market sells only genuinely creative artwork. Since 2002, the market has been held every Saturday and has since become the prime cultural hotspot on Hongdae street, and a venue for performances by Indie bands and different cultural events. Hours of Operation Saturdays 13:00 – 18:00