Nachlat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Market Tel Aviv, Israel
Introduction• Established in 1988• 200+ artists• 10,000 visitors each week• Opening hours: Tuesdays 10:00 - 17:00 and Fridays 10:00 - 16:30• The artists must be accepted by a special committee.• Products made of wood, glass, fabric, plastic, paper, rocks, newspapers, wires, metal, - anything Source: http://www.nachlat-binyamin.com 2012
Wine bottle holders with candles (hand carved out of wood)
Final notes• Major tourist attraction• Formerly a run-down province of the textile and haberdashery trade, rejuvenated as a busy pedestrian-friendly precinct full of fashionable cafés and arty shop (Lonely Planet, 2011)• In terms of an economic strategy, the visitors are drawn in by the arts and crafts, but then can stay to frequent the many restaurants
Final notes• Artists are friendly, and quite plesant• Prices are diverse as there is a wide range of low- priced (soap) to higher priced items (custom leather bags)• Security-bag check by the police is a little strange, but didn’t seem to distract too much from the experience
CREDITS Photographed and researched by: Andrew Bacchus www.streetecology.com www.facebook.com/streetecologyResearch made possible by a grant from The Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Foundation at The University of Waterlooin Waterloo, Canada.