Melrose Trading Post

Melrose Trading Post $5 Admission Funds Programs for the Students of Fairfax High School! - Every Sunday 9AM-5PM Rain or Shine! New Vendor Info: MelroseTradingPost.org/VendorFAQ
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Powered by Greenway Arts Alliance (GreenWayArts.org) to provide supplemental funding for Fairfax High School.

Powered by Greenway Arts Alliance (GreenWayArts.org) to provide supplemental funding for Fairfax High School.

Mission: Our mission is to provide funding for and create programs that benefit Fairfax High School students. See: GreenwayArts.org

Operating as usual

Attention Businesses with brick & mortar storefronts in LA! FOUND/LA Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open!Appl...
02/17/2021

Attention Businesses with brick & mortar storefronts in LA!
FOUND/LA Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open!
Applications for Round 3 of the FOUND/LA Small Business Recovery Fund are now open. Grant sizes range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications close this Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
Learn More & Apply Here: https://www.tmccommunitycapital.org/lagrants

02/15/2021

Happy Valentine's Day! We ❤ all of our amazing vendors & patrons! #thankyou
📷 of Melrose Succulents

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift but can’t find anything? ❤ We put together some quick stops at MTP for this Su...
02/11/2021

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift but can’t find anything? ❤

We put together some quick stops at MTP for this Sunday that make perfect presents for you and your loved ones.

These local creative business vendors are all featuring limited-time specials for Valentine’s Day ONLY, so spread the love and shop small this Valentine’s Day at MTP!

Check out our full Valentine's Day gift guide blog post which lists all of the featured vendors VDay special pricing and offers!
https://melrosetradingpost.org/vday2021/

Uh, hi I'm Sumo, can I help you? 📷 #dogsofmtp 🧐 #sideeye
02/01/2021

Uh, hi I'm Sumo, can I help you? 📷
#dogsofmtp 🧐 #sideeye

Happy SundayFunday!✌ #wearamask 😷
01/25/2021

Happy SundayFunday!✌
#wearamask 😷

Photographer Stephen J Payne took this incredible shot of the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School a few years ag...
01/19/2021

Photographer Stephen J Payne took this incredible shot of the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School a few years ago.

Incredible Photo of MTP in LA by Stephen J Payne
01/19/2021

Incredible Photo of MTP in LA by Stephen J Payne

Meet Reggie! Cutie Pie of the Day! 😍#dogsofmtp
01/11/2021

Meet Reggie!
Cutie Pie of the Day! 😍
#dogsofmtp

01/08/2021

Flashback Friday!⚡2020 had been a rollercoaster of a year, bringing several unexpected changes to our daily lives and our experiences at Melrose Trading Post. We have adapted the market experience as quickly and seamlessly as possible in light of COVID-19, after being closed from March to July.

Here’s a look at some of MTP’s highlights of 2020!
https://melrosetradingpost.org/greenway2020/

Small businesses and non-profits can visit www.CAReliefGrant.com and apply for micro grants up to $25,000. Assistance is...
12/30/2020

Small businesses and non-profits can visit www.CAReliefGrant.com and apply for micro grants up to $25,000. Assistance is available in all counties and in multiple languages.

Please note that applications opened today, Wednesday, December 30th, 2020.

Grants will not be issued on a first-come, first-served basis and first round of applications ends January 8, 2021.

Please take the necessary time to go to the website, review eligibility requirements and application process.

As we enter the New Year, they hope that this program offers inclusive, equitable relief to as many small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions.

Please follow Office of the Small Business Advocate for updates.

Did you know that Melrose Trading Post is part of a larger, community-based organization dedicated to uniting communitie...
12/26/2020

Did you know that Melrose Trading Post is part of a larger, community-based organization dedicated to uniting communities through art, education, and social enterprise?

It may not be news to you that MTP has raised money for Fairfax High School for over 23 years, but our commitment to the school and its students doesn’t end there.

Greenway Arts Alliance, the non-profit organization that operates the Melrose Trading Post each Sunday, also runs a professional 99-seat theatre, the Greenway Court Theatre, and an arts education wing, the Greenway Institute for the Arts. Together, these programs represent an innovative model of sharing community resources that transformed Fairfax High School into a bustling community hub.

Now you can support Greenway and get an incredible discount to all of our offerings through our NEW Greenway Headliner Membership. At $25/month, this membership gives you VIP entry to MTP each Sunday (skip the line!), plus free tickets to our theatre and access to other benefits, all while supporting our arts education and theatre programming.

If you join before January 1, you will also lock in free entry for a guest each Sunday for the life of your membership. That’s a minimum $40/month value for a $25/month fee, and you’ll still get free tickets to the theatre when we reopen, plus other discounts and perks as they become available.

For more information, visit our membership page, or email [email protected].

Happy Holidays!

MTP Holiday Gift Guide Featured Vendors⁠Shop Locally & Shop Small this Holiday Season!⁠⁠https://melrosetradingpost.org/h...
12/13/2020

MTP Holiday Gift Guide Featured Vendors⁠
Shop Locally & Shop Small this Holiday Season!⁠

https://melrosetradingpost.org/holidayguide

Plant Gods creates beautiful plant and succulent arrangements set in wood bases as well as hanging plant terrariums. Each piece is a work of art!
IG: @plant.gods

London Manori sells authentic gold and silver-plated pendant necklaces, earrings, and chains. Their staple is simple, contemporary styles that are perfect for any occasion.
IG: @londonmanori
Website: www.londonmanori.com

C.A.Y.A stands for Come As You Are. They sell hand-dyed masks to protect your face in style. Check out their bleached athleisure and music-inspired apparel.
IG: @c.a.y.a.co @morgasm.fam
Website: www.caya.shop

Raphael Creations sells handmade lamps from antique typewriters, cameras, musical instruments and more. As an artist, she’ll customize any antique item into a unique lamp.
IG: @raphaelcreations
Website: www.raphael-creations.com

Our friends at Black Out the Ballot are collecting non-perishable foods and toys for the LA Mission this Sunday and ever...
12/04/2020

Our friends at Black Out the Ballot are collecting non-perishable foods and toys for the LA Mission this Sunday and every Sunday through the end of the year! Bring your donations directly to their booth. Catch them in booths B84/B85 in the Blue section of the market.⁠

In addition, for every donation made, a pair of socks will also be donated to LA Mission.⁠

Nearly 59,000 people in Los Angeles County are experiencing homelessness. And each person has a story - whether it be fleeing from domestic violence, battling with mental illness, or not being able to find or keep a job.⁠

But you can help change a neighbor's life.⁠

When you support Los Angeles Mission, you not only provide for the physical needs of those in despair, but you also help our friends deal with years of emotional trauma. ⁠

To learn more about Los Angeles Mission and the different ways you can help, please visit https://losangelesmission.org

MTP Holiday Gift Guide Featured Vendors⁠Shop Locally & Shop Small this Holiday Season!⁠⁠https://melrosetradingpost.org/h...
11/29/2020

MTP Holiday Gift Guide Featured Vendors⁠
Shop Locally & Shop Small this Holiday Season!⁠

https://melrosetradingpost.org/holidayguide/⁠

Noah Sturm’s art shows his steady thumb on the pulse of pop culture. His art will make you smile!⁠
IG: @noahsturm⁠
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NoahSturm/⁠

Go Tresor is the go-to spot at MTP for collectible antique cameras. They sell vintage film, video and digital cameras that are a great gift for a pro or budding photographer. ⁠
IG: @gotresor⁠

RX Los Angeles is a family-owned business started by sisters Jocelyn and Jennifer. They sell handmade candles, reed diffusers, smudge boxes, perfumes and room sprays.⁠
IG: @rxlathebrand⁠
Website: https://www.rxcandles.com/⁠

Drunken Succulents creates succulent and cactus planters from recycled glass bottles. They also create floral resin home decor items like jewelry boxes, trinket dishes and coasters.⁠
IG: @drunkensucculents @homeflow.la⁠
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/homeflowla

Check out our new Holiday Gift Guide featuring just a few of the many talented vendors at MTP.Shop Locally & Shop Small ...
11/27/2020

Check out our new Holiday Gift Guide featuring just a few of the many talented vendors at MTP.
Shop Locally & Shop Small this Holiday Season!

https://melrosetradingpost.org/holidayguide/⁠

The Melrose Trading Post is filled with local small businesses run by artists, makers, designers, curators and collectors. In honor of this holiday season, we have compiled a Holiday Gift Guide to make both your in person Sunday Funday and online shopping a little easier!

11/20/2020

Flashback Friday!⚡Back in 2017, Greenway was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Melrose Trading Post. Pierson Blaetz, one of Greenway Arts Alliance’s co-founders & artistic directors, was interviewed on the local show, “The Joan Quinn Profiles.”

In this interview Pierson explains Greenway Arts Alliance’s beginnings, and talks about what was being created through Greenway’s programs over the last 20 years.

Full Interview can be seen here!
http:// melrosetradingpost.org/pierson -joanquinnprofiles/

Enjoy!

The Greenway Court Theatre (our sister program) is launching it's 20th season THIS FRIDAY with a virtual theater event t...
11/20/2020
Greenway Court Theatre Launches 20th Season

The Greenway Court Theatre (our sister program) is launching it's 20th season THIS FRIDAY with a virtual theater event that should not be missed.

If I Should Wake will be streaming for free on Twitch.TV/GreenwayCourtTheatre.
Part 1 debuts on November 20 at 7:00 p.m.,
and Part 2 begins streaming on the 27th.
Both will be available on demand through December 10.

Check out the Spectrum News 1 SoCal story on the Greenway Court Theatre's new project "If I Should Wake":
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/arts/2020/11/18/greenway-court-theatre-launches-20th-season#

The theater's latest project features a diverse group.

This Sunday we'll be joined by the Die Hard Art Collective, for an art walk titled "Quarantine Blues" showcasing their l...
11/14/2020

This Sunday we'll be joined by the Die Hard Art Collective, for an art walk titled "Quarantine Blues" showcasing their latest works. The collective is comprised of art students who currently do not have anywhere to showcase their work. ⁠

They'll be in the R or Red section of the market (where the food court and Main stage used to be) this coming Sunday with live painting, performance art, ceramics and more! ⁠

Support local artists!

Our friends at Black Out the Ballot are collecting non-perishable foods for the LA Mission this Sunday and every Sunday ...
11/13/2020

Our friends at Black Out the Ballot are collecting non-perishable foods for the LA Mission this Sunday and every Sunday through the end of the year! Bring your cans of food directly to their booth. ⁠

In addition, for every can of food dropped off, a pair of socks will also be donated to LA Mission.⁠

Catch them in booths B84/B85 in the Blue section of the market.⁠

Nearly 59,000 people in Los Angeles County are experiencing homelessness. And each person has a story - whether it be fleeing from domestic violence, battling with mental illness, or not being able to find or keep a job.⁠

But you can help change a neighbor's life.⁠

When you support Los Angeles Mission, you not only provide for the physical needs of those in despair, but you also help our friends deal with years of emotional trauma. ⁠

To learn more about Los Angeles Mission and the different ways you can help, please visit https://losangelesmission.org

Cutie Pie of the Day! 😍 #dogsofmtp
11/08/2020

Cutie Pie of the Day! 😍
#dogsofmtp

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Vote Vote Vote!✌
11/01/2020

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Vote Vote Vote!✌

Come and Vote Early at MTP! ⁠Our friends at Black Out The Ballot have secured an official mobile voting truck available ...
10/22/2020

Come and Vote Early at MTP! ⁠
Our friends at Black Out The Ballot have secured an official mobile voting truck available next to the Fairfax market entrance. Enter the market at Clinton street & Fairfax Avenue, or get directions to: 544 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. ⁠
Vote in person or drop off your absentee ballots! ⁠
The voting truck will be available both this Sunday 10/25 and next week on 11/1 from 9-5. Don't forget your ID and face mask!

Go Lakers! 💜💛🤞
10/11/2020

Go Lakers! 💜💛🤞

Yasssssss! I ❤ my new @denimdawgs jacket!#dogsofmtp DenimDawgs
10/05/2020

Yasssssss! I ❤ my new @denimdawgs jacket!
#dogsofmtp DenimDawgs

09/21/2020

Notorious RBG 👑🙏
Paint It Off

Good Morning LA! 👋 The Melrose Trading Post is open every Sunday from 9-5!⁠ Shop locally and safely in our new social di...
09/13/2020

Good Morning LA! 👋 The Melrose Trading Post is open every Sunday from 9-5!⁠ Shop locally and safely in our new social distancing layout.⁠ Masks or face coverings are required on campus and in vendor booths. ⁠

Contact-less tickets are available now at MelroseTradingPost.org/Tickets

09/05/2020

Happy Flashback Friday! Striking some poses of Francisco's mannequin heads in #B121 #vogue

Thank you to Christine N. Ziemba over at LAist for including the Melrose Trading Post in your list of best live events t...
09/03/2020
The Best Live Events This Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 4 - 7

Thank you to Christine N. Ziemba over at LAist for including the Melrose Trading Post in your list of best live events this weekend!

Corpse flowers. Samba lessons. Drive-in movies. Mint juleps. Virtual Burning Man. A Scarypoolparty.

Have you registered to vote yet or taken the 2020 Census? Black Out The Ballot is back this week in #B84/B85! ⁠Stop by f...
09/03/2020

Have you registered to vote yet or taken the 2020 Census? Black Out The Ballot is back this week in #B84/B85! ⁠Stop by for a trim, all natural body care product, to take the census and of course, to register to vote!

Are you ready for Sunday Funday LA? Here's a small sample of our amazing vendor community! We're open every Sunday 9-5! ...
08/30/2020

Are you ready for Sunday Funday LA? Here's a small sample of our amazing vendor community! We're open every Sunday 9-5! ✌

Shop locally and safely in our expanded layout. ⁠🛍

Don't forget to bring your most fabulous mask which is required while on campus! ⁠😷

Contact-less tickets are available through our website. Please visit https://melrosetradingpost.org/tickets/

Happy National Dog Day! 😍 #dogsofmtp
08/27/2020

Happy National Dog Day! 😍 #dogsofmtp

Good Morning Los Angeles! We're open 9-5! ⁠🌞 #sundayfunday⁠⁠Shop locally and safely in our expanded layout. ⁠🛍⁠⁠Don't fo...
08/23/2020

Good Morning Los Angeles!
We're open 9-5! ⁠🌞 #sundayfunday⁠

Shop locally and safely in our expanded layout. ⁠🛍⁠

Don't forget to bring your most fabulous mask which is required while on campus! ⁠😷⁠

Contact-less tickets are available through our website. Please visit https://melrosetradingpost.org/tickets/

Jennis and Fareed debuted their visual art & lifestyle concept at MTP this past Sunday...Beautiful Mess Art Collective! ...
08/22/2020

Jennis and Fareed debuted their visual art & lifestyle concept at MTP this past Sunday...Beautiful Mess Art Collective! Partners in love and business, this is their third (yes third) launch with us and we couldn't be more happy and proud of them! 👍
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Jennis and Fareed are no strangers to MTP! Jennis has been bringing our MTP regulars (and staff) his famous "BEST FKN COLD BREW", Healing Elixirs, and of course, his "BEST FKN DONUTS" via @melrosemixology for 7 years now, and together they launched their first baby at MTP, where they create their own unique, luxury tea blends for tea snobs all over.
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Over the last 6 months, Jennis and Fareed were really going through it, especially mentally (something many of us can relate to). So they decided to channel all of their anxieties, fears, hopes and dreams into creating what they love most—art...specifically, "Euphoric Art" as they like to call it. Last week had its MTP debut, showcasing all of the conceptual pieces (artwork + lifestyle essentials) they've created with intention and love, designed to elevate and bring joy to your personal space. Every piece is part of its own collection, with the purpose to question your deepest desires, and heighten your spiritual intelligence. Jennis and Fareed have designed this art collective to be accessible to everyone––original pieces start as low as $20! And EVERY single piece is a handmade original—NO PRINTS, ever! Custom order requests welcomed!

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7850 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90046

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+3232055375

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The Melrose Trading Post is a program of Greenway Arts Alliance, a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to unite communities through art, education and social enterprise.

Every Sunday, the Melrose Trading Post offers a continuously evolving experience, including a curated selection of handcrafted artisan goods, eclectic arts and craft, vintage fashion, antique furniture and countless one-of-a-kind treasures.

The popular weekly market also features local performers including music, dance, theater and spoken word to raise much needed funding for Fairfax High School arts and leadership programming.

Through admission and vendor fees, the Melrose Trading Post has grown to become a successful ongoing social enterprise program, awarding grants to Fairfax High School organizations for sports equipment, beautification projects, teacher programs, theatre productions, and more – totaling well over eight million dollars since the Melrose Trading Post’s humble beginnings in 1997.

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