May’d Festival: Shop from 25 local creatives at this two-day makers market in central Geelong

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May’d Festival: Shop from 25 local creatives at this two-day makers market in central Geelong

Pick up one-of-a-kind locally made wares perfect for a pressie or your living room.

With a focus on locally made goods, allowing markers to engage with local audiences, the beloved May’d Festival is returning to central Geelong across two days this month with a lineup of makers and creatives, live musicians, roving performers and interactive workshops.

Providing an exciting opportunity to discover unique wares while supporting passionate makers, creatives, emerging and professional artists and art and design students, the bustling makers market will host 25 stallholders at Little Malop Street between Moorabool Street and Banks Place and the Centrepoint Arcade.

Stay up to date with what’s happening within the region’s art scene here

The makers festival will run from 5:00pm to 8:30pm on Friday 26 May and 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday 27 May 2023 while shoppers will be entertained by 20 performers over the two days.

As for who you can expect to find goodies from, the lineup includes the likes of Ahki Illustration, Amanda Firenze, Ange Jeffery, Astrid lempriere, BITS AND PIECES MOSAICS, Colla Clothing, Designs By Aaron, Emipeli Design, FOUND:ling Reusery, Geelong Fibre Artists, Grace + Marie, Hunter Schwidlewski Art, Jenna Kernaghan, KARsT Ceramics, Katey O’Sullivan & Mel Eliott, kitty redshoes and Molly O’Hara Creative.

You’ll also find items from Pip Squeak, Quinn EarthChild, The House, Vicki Gardner, Wedge and Edge, Wild Woodland Warrior and Ziggy & Zion.

“The two-day festival celebrates art, music and food, but most of all the talents of our community,” says Mayor Trent Sullivan.

“Our third May’d Festival is the perfect chance to find distinctive treasures with creative flair for your home and loved ones.

“From jewellery and illustrations to hats and ceramics, there will be something for every style!”

The annual event encourages a design culture and works towards the community’s Clever and Creative goals, reinforcing Geelong’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Design.

Entry is free and all items are for sale. Stay tuned for our musicians, performers & workshops to be announced soon!

For information about stallholders, location and other event details, head here