The Village Markets (TVM), is the original and best boutique creative market on the Gold Coast, showcasing over 90 fashion, arts and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food.
Founded in October 2008, the aim of TVM is to create a platform for talented emerging fashion designers, artists, photographers and vintage collectors to showcase their wares, as well as providing a much needed regular cultural event for the region.
The Village Markets trade on the first and third Sunday of every month from 8am – 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School oval.
TVM is a boutique creative market with a strict application process. At TVM, you’ll find a diverse range of stalls from men’s and women’s fashion by emerging and local designers, vintage clothing sourced from around the world and one-off, high quality jumble stalls. You’ll also find amongst the fashion stalls various local artworks, hand crafted jewellery and unique homewares.
Shoppers flock to TVM to browse the amazing lineup of stalls on offer, catch up with friends, laze on the lawn with a freshly brewed coffee in hand, devour the delicious selection of gourmet eats, listen to live local musicians in the sunshine, network with likeminded people and enjoy the outdoor environment.
Here’s what some of our stallholders have to say about TVM:
When visiting any major city it is easy to find a network of local businesses, created from up and coming designers, artists, musicians, foodies and collectors. Melbourne and Sydney play host to several ‘market’ events where local talent and small businesses can showcase their works, yet the Gold Coast lacked such an event.
The Gold Coast was looking for an event where like-minded individuals and partnerships can showcase their work, network with other small business owners and most importantly sell their goods. There were several Art and Craft markets on the Gold Coast, but nothing that catered for the younger generation, the 18 to 34 year olds, that make up 17.5% of the Gold Coast population.
The lack of cultural and community events on the Gold Coast prompted the creation of The Village Markets, a non-funded, alcohol free, community focused event. The markets reflect the concepts of other more established markets such as Bondi Markets, Paddington Markets and London’s Portobello Road Markets, both known throughout the world for serving as launching pads for some of the most successful young creative talents in recent years.
As locals with marketing and events backgrounds, Marissa and Sarah were excited to showcase what their region had to offer and have managed to attract national media coverage for the area and it’s talented creatives.
In 2012, the duo were selected to feature in a Griffith University’s Business School advertising campaign, recognising their success as graduates.
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