Melrose Trading Post is an evolving marketplace collection of artists and vendors featuring all kinds of unique arts, vintage and antique wares, fashion, and more. The trading post is located in a bustling part of Los Angeles that is surrounded by creative culture and trademark California flair. It was founded in 1997 and is part of the community-based nonprofit organisation Greenway Arts Alliance.

    Not only will you find eclectic treasures, but you'll also be donating to an organisation that gives its profits back to the community. Thanks to Melrose Trading Post, Fairfax High School has gained funds for sports programmes, teaching programmes, and theatre productions.

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    Highlights of Melrose Trading Post

    Melrose Trading Post is more than just a marketplace, as you'll also find live local music, dance, theatre, and spoken word events here year-round. Many of the featured artists are students from Fairfax High School.

    Greenway has a membership programme you can join that gives you free access to their other theatre programmes, plus free entry, snacks, and discounts with the trading post vendors. There are both monthly and yearly options, so you can tailor your membership preferences. Whether you choose to become a member or just pay as you go, you’ll always get access to all the local goods, foods, art, and more.

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    Good to know for Melrose Trading Post

    Melrose Trading Post operates on a scheduled ticket system, so make sure you plan your time and purchase ahead. The trading post is located on the Fairfax High School campus in a busy part of Los Angeles, so there is limited parking available.

    You'll find plenty more interesting spots to check out nearby, including restaurants and art galleries. You can plan your whole day in this one area for the full Los Angeles art experience. There are also plenty of food trucks on-site every weekend, so you can enjoy local LA eats while you peruse the market.

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    Melrose Trading Post in Los Angeles

    Location: 7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

    Open: Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Saturday)

    Phone: +1 323-205-5375

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