Market for

the Strange

Gothic - Occult - Subversive - Surreal - Odd

Weird is Welcome

Market for the Strange was created to make space for the growing alternative art scene around Salem, Oregon. A place where the unusual is welcome, where the odd ones fit in, and where visitors can walk away with a little bit of the unexpected.

We host a monthly pop-up art market in western Oregon. We alternate event locations between Salem and surrounding cities.

Our Footprint So Far:

Salem - Eugene - Springfield - Albany - Brownsville - Portland

A community market for the strange side of Oregon

Upcoming Events

Off Your Head

June 23rd at the

Salem Convention Center

Take a trip through the looking glass to our strange tea party themed market. A wondrous place where the unusual abounds, where silliness is taken seriously, and you're never quite sure what surreal creature you might befriend on your adventure. We're returning to the Salem Convention Center with a selection of artists and creators that dare to share what they find in their dreams.

When: Sunday June 23rd

Where: Salem Convention Center

Hours: 11AM - 6PM

Tickets: $5

Children under 12 get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is all all ages event. ID will be required to enter the 18+ vendor area.

Vendor applications are closed.

Want to wear something Strange?

We have a brand-new, web-exclusive t-shirt design for our most passionate supporters. Four colors, eight sizes, 100% cotton, and full of our sort of strange!


Photos from our "Freakshow" event in March 2024, by Taylor Photography (@taylorprophoto)

A place to be you

Gothic leathers? Witchy outfits? Characterful costumes? Whatever your vibe is, we're happy to help you celebrate it. Many of our visitors show up to show off their strange fashions, so don't hesitate to pull that special getup out of your closet and show us what you've got!

Scam Prevention Tips

Scams targeting events like ours have been on the rise, with fake profiles pretending to offer event registrations or sell tickets in order to take money from our vendors and customers. Here are some details that will help you avoid scams.

The only place to register to be a vendor at our events is here on Event registration fees are paid through a secure checkout page with our branding, hosted by Stripe. The payment links are only sent from our official email account, after applications are reviewed. There is never a fee to submit an application.

The only placed to buy tickets to our event are here on our website, through TicketsCandy, or at the door. We are no longer using EventsCreate for tickets. Be wary of comments on social media offering secondhand tickets, this is the most common scam we encounter.

The only email address we will use to contact you about the market is marketforthestrange(at) The MftS hosts are Kari (Fairy's Fancy), Ale (Manic Habit), and Yamen (Complicated Reality).

When in doubt, ask us first. We're happy to clarify any confusion via email or on our Discord.


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