Art market Ljubljana was the first art market in Ljubljana, established in 1999. A vibrant young tradition developed 15 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 handicrafts products. The market allows people to contact artists directly, to get an impression of their work and working process.
From spring to autumn you can find artists in the city centre, while in the winter time they present their work in the atrium of the Slovenian post in the centre of Ljubljana. I love to take a walk on the renovated Breg embankment area by the Ljubljanica river where Art market takes place and enjoy the lively atmosphere every Saturday morning, meet friends and talk to artists.
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.