From the same crew that brought you The Mill Markets, Powerhouse and The Malthouse comes the latest addition to the chain of groovy spaces – The Garage, featuring stacks on stacks of vintage gems, gallery and art workshops.
Still in its beta stages, The Garage only opened up just this January after three months of renovating the old car repair shop into a brand spanking new vintage-wares space. So if you were walking past like I was the other week wondering “where the heck did all that street art come from out of nowhere!?” well now you know it’s because something groovy just fell on your doorstep.
Even while stalls and shipments are still coming in, getting organised and shuffled around, the venue is already full of a wide range of vintage treasures, alternative fashion labels and designer works and art pieces.
Much like the Mill Markets, it’s worth coming in just to wander around and get a little lost having a gander at all the cool knick-knacks and funky clothes you wish your grandparents never tossed. Every month is a new $20 pop up sale, so definitely keep an eye out for bargains on some new threads, records, homewares and all kinds of other vintage-ware.
Describing The Garage as ‘another Mill Market’ would be an understatement for this new project space however with plenty of plans brewing up for the venue.
Just on the horizon, Pako Festa will be a huge day for the folks at The Garage with huge shipments coming through, some street-art workshops for any aspiring artists out there who need a few tips and tricks on wielding a spray can and even some other stalls for Artisan studios. It’ll definitely be a day to mark in your calendar to come have a suss, there’ll be a little something for everyone.
A weekly Sunday market is also in the works where regular and temporary stallholders can come together to sling their second-hand gems alongside some good food, coffee and music.
In future, The Garage will also be functioning as an art gallery, function space and music venue.
With so many exciting developments on the horizon, definitely keep an eye on The Garage and their socials so you don’t miss out on any of the cool shindigs they put on and come check them out on Pako Festa to get the real vibe of what it’s all about, be there or be square.
The Garage is located at 77 Pakington Street, Geelong West. It’s open seven days a week from 10am-6pm.
Written by Jess Sercombe