Craft Communities & Markets
We provide an overview of craft communities and markets in Chiang Mai as well as other related and interesting places to visit. Some of them are also described in more detail in our Creative Mapping Publication, visit the creativechiangmai.com website.
Jing Jai Market Chiang Mai
Jing Jai Market Chiang Mai or JJ Market is a large and very popular morning market in the Northern part Chiang Mai city. The area includes converted warehouses and shady courtyards with crab claw trees. JJ market brings together a unique mix of local crafts, live music, artisan bakers and coffee makers, organic products, and more. JJ market is equally popular with Chiang Mai residents, Thai tourists and international visitors. The morning market is surrounded by cafes, secondhand shops, and restaurants.
Charm Learn Studio CNX
Charm Learn Studio CNX is the Chiang Mai “branch” of Charm Learn Studio. The founders worked many years in Bangkok and decided to establish this studio in their home town Chiang Mai. The studio is part of a compound that functions as community space for artists and craft makers. It is located in San Kamphaeng. The space frequently hosts events and workshops and cooperates with the Chiang Mai City of Craft and Folk Arts initiative, Chiang Mai Design Week by TCDC, and others to promote the also aims to promote the San Kamphaeng area more. The studio itself focuses on ceramics.
NIMMANHAEMIN ART & DESIGN 2020 (NAP)
The Nimman Art & Design Parade (NAP) is a well-known annual art and craft fair where creative products and hip ideas by Chiang Mai designers, artisans and creatives are exhibited. The event, always held in the beginning of December, includes entertainment on the stage, food, and activities and is located at the beginning of the popular Nimmanhaemin Road in a quiet and leafy cul-de-sac.