Black Market Flea is a volunteer-run, bi-monthly market featuring artisans and enthusiasts from across New England and beyond. Our vendors sell every hand-made thing from zines and original artwork to leather, glass, ceramic and fiber goods. There is also an array of second-hand and reclaimed items like records, vintage clothing, lamps, plants and precious chotchkies. Plus Black Market Flea provides various essential services such as astrology readings and haircuts so attendees are guaranteed to find a little bit of everything.
While Black Market Flea isn’t the only independent market in the Greater Boston area, it is unique for its scale and focus on independent non-commercial artisans and entrepreneurs. With the full force of Brain Arts Org behind it, Black Market Flea has become one of the most highly attended markets in the area, often drawing more than 1,000 visitors in a single day. Our vendors are guaranteed to reach a wide and diverse audience in a friendly, inclusive environment.
When you buy something at Black Market Flea, you are making an investment in our local arts economy, putting money directly into the hands of artists, musicians, writers, record collectors, and other members of our community. It continues the tradition of independent markets set forth by some of our peers who ran Mass Market, Punk Rock Flea Market at MassArt, and Cyclorama. Like these, Black Market Flea is all about community. It is a place for people to look their new favorite artist in the eyes and ask them about their creative process. It is a place to try new things and meet new people. It is a place to come together.