Visit Ballarat, is bringing the best of the region to Melbourne’s city centre with the Made of Ballarat Pop-Up Shop. Open until 24 April 2019, the store will boast an eclectic collection of locally made products, tastings and Meet the Maker events.
The Made of Ballarat Pop-Up Shop will transcend the everyday shopfront on Little Collins Street into a creative hub. Inspired by the workshops and studios of Ballarat’s makers and artisans, the space is intended to stimulate the senses and give people a taste of what they can expect when they visit Ballarat. The Pop-Up Shop’s Meet the Maker series gives guests the opportunity to meet local artisans and learn about their craft; offer tastings from Kilderkin Gin, Latta Wines, Salt Kitchen Charcuterie and more; and host Q&A sessions with Ballarat artisans from businesses such Backyard Beekeeping and Green Woodsmith.
Visit Ballarat CEO, Noel Dempsey, explains that Made of Ballarat “celebrates Ballarat’s new generation of creators, makers and artisans – those who are challenging the status quo and inspiring positive change while staying true to the rich cultural history that Ballarat is indeed made from”. He continues, “...we are bringing a taste of Ballarat to Melbourne, providing a small sample of what’s waiting to be discovered here.”
WHEN: Pop-Up Shop is open until Wednesday 24 April 2019
Open Daily 10am-6pm
WHERE: Shop 4, 218-242 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000