THIS summer, Frankston has come to life with pop-up activities, information counters and shops across the city centre.
“With the sun shining and so many people visiting our city by the bay, it makes sense to activate the unused spaces around our city,” Frankston mayor Cr James Dooley said.
Frankston Youth Hangouts have introduced a summer pop-up into White Street Mall, where local young people are welcome to meet and hang out.
“With a retro caravan, deck chairs, a basketball ring and totem tennis available, this is a fun and safe space for locals aged 12-24 to get together and take part in activities over the summer,” Cr Dooley said.
“The Youth Hangouts pop-up will offer a range of programs, including an opportunity for young people to paint the outside of the vintage caravan under the direction of a graphic artist and acoustic music sessions. Visitors are also welcome to spend a day lazing about in the banana lounges and chatting with youth workers. There are also be laptops and wi-fi available, offering internet access.”
“Other fun filled activities are being planned over the summer as a part of the program.”
The award-winning Frankston Visitor Information Centre has also introduced a summer pop-up counter at the Frankston Train Station.
The VIC summer pop-up counter operates every Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, offering commuters an opportunity to find out what’s on and purchase tickets to local events.
“The volunteers and staff at the VIC offer a wealth of knowledge about the best things to do around our city. Commuters who visit them at the station will also be able to purchase tickets they have available to events like this year’s Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition ‘A Day at the Zoo’,” the mayor said.
The Space Innovators program has also opened a pop-up shop called ‘The Frankston Bazaar’, at the site of the former Dick Smith business on the corner of Wells and Keys Street.
The Frankston Bazaar stocks a range of goods from different vendors, offering everything from vintage clothing, to collectable memorabilia and local hand-crafted art and jewellery.
“With a number of businesses operating, the Frankston Bazaar is like a local market place, under the one roof,” Cr Dooley said.
The Youth Hangouts Pop-Up operates every weekday in the White Street Mall, from 3-6pm in February.
The Visitor Information Centre summer pop-up counter operates from Frankston Train Station 3-7pm every Thursday and 9.30am-1.30pm every Saturday, until the end of March.
The Frankston Bazaar opens from 9am-5pm, on the corner of Wells and Keys Streets, Frankston.