BUSAN, South Korea – Dong-gu District will hold the Art and Craft Market every Friday until the end of November, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. It is called a 'free market' in Korean because it takes place in an open space not normally designated as a market area, such as on a street sidewalk or in the park.
A sure sign of its growing popularity since last year, a wider variety of handicrafts made by young artists with beads, leather, pressed flowers, and polymer clay will be introduced at the free market this year.
In an art and craft market, local artists come to exhibit and sell their artworks to citizens who have come to buy or browse. The market often takes on the atmosphere of a festival, and is a place where artists and citizens can naturally communicate with each other.
The mayor of Dong-gu District, Jung Young-suk said, “Citizens and tourists who visit Busan Station can now enjoy various cultural events including the nightly fountain show and cultural performances along with the Art and Craft Market” and added, “These cultural events will help revitalize the regional economy by attracting domestic and international tourists alike.”
In case of inclement weather, Busan Station Art and Craft Market may not be held.
For more information, please call Dong-gu District at 051)440-4064.
Source: Busan City News