Open Studios in the West

For many artists their studio is their second home, and for some, it is their home – take a self-guided tour behind the scenes and discover the hidden creativity of artists living and working in Melbourne’s inner west. Open Studios in the West offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse range of artist’s studios and galleries located in Melbourne’s inner west.
Now in its 9th year, the festival explores art behind the scenes and provides an unparalleled opportunity to visit the creative hubs of local artists, performers, collectives and designers, as well as a number of permanent gallery spaces.

Ranging from a back shed to a lounge room, gallery studios to warehouses, you will be fascinated by the sanctums from which artists explore their inspiration and create.

Watch a demonstration, listen to an artists talk, purchase a work directly from the artist or attend a free workshop. Open Studios in the West will reveal the unique spaces rarely opened to the public. Take a walk through the inner west and discover.

More information

Download the 2016 Open Studios in the West program.

Want to take part?

Have a question about Open Studios in the West or want to participate in 2017? Contact us at or call 03) 9688 0200.

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