The Substation Artists’ Market

The Substation

The Substation Artists’ Market, 1 Market Street, Newport, VIC

10am-3pm First Sunday of Every Month

Last Sunday we decided to visit the artists’ market at the Substation for the first time. I hadn’t really taken much notice of this red brick, neo-Classical building except for when we drive past it on the way to Williamstown beach. It has been beautifully restored into a contemporary, community based arts centre and boasts many cultural events and exhibitions. Such a great venue with performance space and galleries for hire.

It wasn’t too busy when we visited last week so it was great to get to talk to the artists about their work. There were some cute little baby blankets and jewelry and I loved the framed photographic pieces by Nick Psomiadis. There was also soft music provided by an acoustic singer and coffee and mulled red wine greeted us at the door. A great kid-friendly way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

To keep up to date with what’s happening in June at the Substation or apply for a stall at their Sunday market, visit their Facebook page here!