UPDATE: Due to the changing situation with COVID19, this event has been cancelled for 2020 and will be rescheduled for early 2021.

Mark your calendars! Back for 2020 is the very special opening of artist studios across the Sunshine Coast end-May and early-June.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast is an exciting opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike. It is a chance for the keen art goer to rub shoulders with the artists in their places of creation. This event held over two weekends in May/June 2020 is bridged by 5 days of exciting workshops anyone can be part of.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse art scene, offering a unique opportunity to explore the diverse range of artist’s studios and galleries located on the Sunshine Coast. Take a self-guided tour behind the scenes and discover the hidden creativity of artists living and working in the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland and Coastal communities.

Now in its 10th year, the reinvigorated program explores art behind the scenes and provides a unique opportunity to visit the creative spaces of local artists that are not normally available for public viewing, as well as a number of permanent gallery spaces. Ranging from back yard sheds, shipping containers, warehouses, gallery studios to some glorious garden retreats, you will be fascinated by the sanctums from which artists explore their inspiration and create.

A range of established and emerging artists exhibit a diverse selection of original ceramics, drawing, glass, mixed-media, painting, photography, print and sculpture which means there is something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned buyer, thinking of starting your own art collection or simply an art lover and interested in exploring the Sunshine Coast’s art trails.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2020 is the most exciting opportunity for artists living and working on the Sunshine Coast. The event is held over two weekends in 2020 May/June and is bridged by 5 days of workshops. It will attract visitors to the region and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work and attract sales.

Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2020 features artists opening their studios to the public with the option of also running a workshop. We aim to provide greater opportunity for the public to access the visual arts, to showcase our local artists, and to provide a series of creative workshops curated by artists that encourage community participation and celebrates diversity.

The first weekend, the 30th and 31st May will see the Hinterland open its artists’ studio doors, with the coastal areas the following weekend. This is bridged by 5 days of artists’ workshops available to the public and to artists of all levels.