Anyone Can Become an Artist

Hongdae Free Market

홍대 프리마켓

The Hongdae Free Market, a spontaneous arts market and festival, has been held in Hongdae for about 15 years. Unlike other flea markets, the Free Market aims to connect young artists and general public through a friendly, casual event where anyone can sell, buy, or learn about art. Open every Saturday from Spring to Fall in the very heart of Hongdae, the Free Market is a great place to catch the latest trends in the Korean art scene.


In the Free Market, you can become a creator, a seller, a buyer, or a browser. “Anyone can become an artist” has been the motto of the market since 2002 and market organizers strive to erase the line between the artist and the observer. Participation in the market is not just for Koreans; the Free Market welcomes creators of all races, genders, and nationalities.


The Free Market aims to be a cradle for various individual artists and build an infrastructure where artists can participate, interact, and collaborate directly with their audience and peers. Nowadays, the Free Market trend has spread far beyond Hongdae and has become popular throughout the country. 


Company NameHongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓)
Category Fashion & Beauty Food, Drink & Nightlife Shopping
Phone02-325-8553, 02-325-8515
URLs Homepage
Languages Available English
Opening HoursMarch to November, every Saturday 13:00-18:00

Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 19-3 Wausan-ro 21-gil

Take Line 2 to Hongik Univ. Station and go out Exit 9. -> Walk straight about 120 meters until you reach the McDonald's. -> Cross the street, turn right, and walk straight for about 300 meters to the end of the street opposite Hongik University Main Gate. -> Turn left and walk straight about 25 meters until you reach the playground. Hongdae Free Market is located inside the playground. Take Line 6 to Sangsu Station and go out Exit 1. -> Turn right outside the exit and walk straight about 450 meters until you reach the playground. Hongdae Free Market is located inside the playground

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