Arts open is an event designed to promote regional visual arts in historic castlemaine and the surrounding district. offering a rare opportunity to visit studios and galleries within the shire and experience a behind the scenes, personal look at artists in their natural habitat, discuss their artwork and techniques, and purchase directly from the artist.
Beginning as a boom town after gold was discovered in 1851, Castlemaine and the Mount Alexander Shire now boasts a vibrant community with an eclectic mix of people and a broad range of historical, culinary, artistic and social opportunities for visitors.
With the generous support of Cantwell Property Castlemaine, La Trobe University, Lot 19, Bendigo Art Gallery and Shedshaker Brewing Co., this event showcases over 100 local artists, galleries, walks, talks and workshops in what has become a very successful biennial event.
Welcome and enjoy!