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When you visit any bustling market in the Geelong region, you’ll be constantly impressed by the emerging creative talent of regional Victoria with the one-of-a-kind artworks, fashion items, collectables, hand-bound books, handcrafted jewellery, meticulously brewed coffee, and so much more on offer. With the added benefit of knowing you’re shopping local, the quality is also pretty top-notch, with most of the markets really determined to help emerging designers, producers and creators gain exposure in a pop-up/retail environment, sourcing talented designers and retailers to showcase their unique products.
If markets really are your thing, then Blank Space‘s night market is a fantastic way for you to spend your Friday night this week.
The key takeaways
- Blank Space Cafe are hosting a night market this week
- The market will feature some of the best local creatives in the region
- Shop local from 6pm on Friday, May 7
Hosting their second-night market this year, the Newtown cafe will be brought to life this Friday, May 7, from 6pm with a selection of amazing local businesses and talented creatives, including many of those who don’t have their own bricks and mortar stores.
You’ll find an epic collection of Chiggi accessories will effortlessly give the lift you need to the simplest of outfits, the prettiest indoor plants from Ocean Green Collective, bold and bright statement earrings from Kissy, natural skincare products from Henry & Lexi, adorable hair ties from Ribbonties, handwoven macrame from Woven Jungle, as well as artworks from local visual artist Abby Lee.
You’ll also find stunning ethically sourced lingerie from Madame Dahlia (and maybe they’re Borosilicate glass pleasure items if you’re lucky!), beautiful soaps, aromatherapy and crystals from Third Secret, plus some pretty cute re-usable bags from Kameiko that you can fill with all your local goodies.
There will also be a special Mother’s Day raffle with all ticket sales going towards local charity Geelong Mums, with items donated by all of the stalls.
Showcasing all the best artwork and handmade goodies from local creatives in the region, the market will also feature Blank Space’s entire cocktail and drinks list alongside a soundtrack provided by Australian producer KUNE (AKA Ashley Young).
And being a Friday night, after you’re all marketed out, you can simply go on to explore one of the many fine eateries or bars nearby.
Shop local at Blank Space (4/343 Pakington Street, Newtown) from 6pm on Friday, May 7.