Artists & Fleas

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Beautiful Things – LA

Have you heard of Artists & Fleas? No, not those fleas – like a flea market for artists. My friend, who is a big fan of the event, kept going on and on about how cool it was and that I had to go check it out. So, of course I went and got to see for myself what this whole Artists & Fleas was all about. While I was a little wary walking into this random market, in the middle of nowhere, I was immediately hooked and my doubts quickly disappeared – I love Artists & Fleas!

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Held in a former truck service station in downtown LA’s Arts District, Artists & Fleas is a successful mash-up of art and craft show, fair and flea market. There are literally booths upon booths of eclectic art, design and fashion. From skincare, plants and jewelry to clothes and candles, Artist & Fleas has something for everyone.

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Urban Geometry

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Lutume

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ROTD Creations

There were so many innovative plant and home décor booths, I wish I was better at taking care of plants. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy any plants for fear of killing such a pretty display; however, I encourage any plant lovers to check out the plant art at Artists & Fleas.

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Rx Los Angeles Candles

I absolutely loved these soy wax candles by RX Candles, so much in fact that I bought two!

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Art N Wordz

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Art N Wordz

Of course like the name suggests, there are a ton of artists at Artists & Fleas. Art N Wordz takes damaged paper, reconditions it and then match the images they create to dictionaries, world atlas, and sheet music pages.

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Adina Cohen

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Adina Cohen

Adina Cohen is a visual artist who creates stop motion characters and animation from her drawings.

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Lockjaw Garage

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Lockjaw Garage

This was one of my favorite booths, because it was so different from anything else I saw at Artists & Fleas. Lockjaw Garage builds functional art that re-imagines furniture and accessories.

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Pretty Suds Soap Co.

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Honey Belle

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No Tox Life

I’m very much into handcrafted products and was thrilled to see so many booths dedicated to skincare and bath products.

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Ryze Project

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Metalli Luna

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The Handloom

The jewelry booths at Artist & Fleas were all stunning. From the displays to the actual pieces themselves, I wanted it all.

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Artists & Fleas takes place every third weekend of the month on Mateo Street in downtown LA. There are food trucks, makers’ workshops and special events, making it a perfect outing for the entire family. The next Artists & Fleas weekend takes place Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, from 11:oo a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I loved my first trip to Artists & Fleas and can’t wait to go back!

Below are additional photos from my visit to January’s Artists & Fleas:

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Tintype Booth

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Tintype Booth

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2 thoughts on “Artists & Fleas”

  1. Olivia Riley says:

    I would love to come. Please send me the address

    1. ANDesign says:

      Hi Olivia! Artists and Fleas is located at 647 Mateo St, and will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb 20 – 21; 11AM – 5PM.

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