Library markets this weekend

Eve will have her handmade Christmas cards for sale at the Belmont Library this Saturday. (Ivan Kemp) 378083_07

Geelong Regional Libraries (GRLC) has invited the public to come to Belmont, Geelong and Torquay libraries when they will be transformed into arts and craft markets this Saturday, December 9.

Featuring wares from local artisans, creatives and makers from around the region, the second GRLC Arts & Craft Market Day gives the public the chance to support local creative producers ahead of the Christmas period.

Over 50 makers will have their goods on display across the three sites, and the various items for sale will include handmade cards, jewellery, artworks, knitted toys, stationery and more.

Geelong Regional Libraries’ CEO Vanessa Schernickau said the initiative encourages and supports local creative communities.

“The Arts and Craft market is a wonderful chance to showcase the diverse range of creative talents in our local communities and will help to support small scale creatives and makers from a range of disciplines and styles,” she said.

“The library is a place of wellbeing and connection as well as creativity, and I look forward to exploring the stalls on Saturday.

“The Market Day also addresses climate issues around consumerism and gives shoppers a sustainable option when gift shopping this festive season.”

Surf Coast local maker Glenn Zimmer, from Studio 14 at Torquay Community House, said the market was a great opportunity for local artists to show and sell their work.

“It also helps showcase the creative work coming out of community groups like Torquay Community House,” he said.