Art market Ljubljana was the first art market in Ljubljana, established in 1999. A vibrant young tradition developed over 17 years ago next to the Ljubljanica river. In the shadow of the cashew nut trees where local and visiting artists set up stands, a non-touristy market offers a great selection of the best and quality Slovenian arts & crafts products.
The market focuses mostly on fine arts, such as paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography, design fashion and handicraft products. The market allows people to contact artists directly, and to get an impression of their work and working process.
From May till the end of October you can find artists in the city centre. I love to take a walk on the renovated Breg embankment area by the Ljubljanica river where the summer Art market takes place and enjoy the lively atmosphere every Saturday morning, meet friends and talk to artists. In the winter time (this year between 19th and 24th of December) they present their work in the beautiful atrium of the Slovenian post in the centre of Ljubljana. I’m sure you will find some amazing Christmas presents there.
Art market is definitely an excellent alternative to the numerous tourist souvenir shops in the city centre, it’s no wonder Art market is also referred to by visitors of many countries as one of Ljubljana’s best loved attractions.