The Yerevan Vernissage is an open-air exhibition-market functioning on the weekends. It was formed during the 1980s by Armenian artists who started to display their art works in the square next to the Artists' Union of Armenia. The unusual name of the market was given thanks to several Armenian artists who, back in the 1980s, began to exhibit their paintings right on the street next to the building where the Union of Artists was located. Several times this spontaneous "gallery" changed its location, until it grew to an entire market. Today, artists no longer play a dominant role in it – they are pushed by various artisans.
Here you can find wooden Armenian crosses and statuettes, handmade dolls and musical instruments: from the duduk to the violin. Master carvers demonstrate hand-carved backgammon, and weavers-bedspreads and carpets of their own work. The Yerevan flea market "Vernissage" also corresponds to its name – old coins, utensils from the beginning of the century, phonograph records and much, much more are sold in the shops. There are too many beautiful things, that can catch your attention, It is almost impossible to leave without gifts from here, and there is no doubt that they will be found for every taste.
Yerevan flea market "Vernissage" is located in the heart of the Armenian capital, between Aram and Buzand streets.