The Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Program was born in the hearts and souls of a small tight-knit artistic community who wanted to share their spirit of artistic life and creative endeavours.
Thirty years later and the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios has grown to become a flagship event in the annual Nillumbik arts calendar.
The Program invites people to experience art and the artistic process empirically. Collapsing the boundaries between private and public leaves visitors with lasting connections to the people and landscape they encounter along the way.
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios has seen thousands of local, national and international visitors drawn to the picturesque Nillumbik Shire over past decades.
Art lovers, collectors and/or day trippers find themselves immersed in engaging conversations with artists of all ages and creative backgrounds at working studios that are synonyms with the artistic heritage of the region.
The Program encourages visitors to step off the beaten track and discover pockets of the Nillumbik Shire that could often be missed.
Driving through the meandering bush roads of the Bend Of Islands with its foray of native flora and fauna, stepping into old artist colonies in Cottles Bridge and then studio hopping between the Eltham community, the Program exposes the real working life of artists in the area, gradually revealing the majesty of this landscape that feeds the creative soul.
No bookings necessary - visit the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios website to view the Studio Guide and Map.