Yarra Valley Open Studios 2024

YAVA is inviting local artists to participate in Open Studios. Picture: SUPPLIED

Artists from the Yarra Valley region are invited to participate in this year’s Yarra Valley Open Studios, held over two weekends in October 2024. Yarra Valley artists will open their doors on 12 and 13 October.

Artist studios in the Upper Yarra Valley, around the Warburton Highway, will be open on the weekend of 26 and 27 October.

All participating artists will contribute artwork to the Open Studios Exhibition at YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub and online.

The exhibition will run from 26 September to 27 October.

Yarra Valley Arts has produced Open Studios weekends since 2017 and now art lovers from across the state and even interstate look forward to their annual exploration of the Yarra Valley and its artists.

Participating artist Christine Cafarella-Pearce believes the Open Studios ”have a unique and important role to play in the wellbeing of artists and art lovers alike, whilst providing a unique experience for our local and wider community.”

Healesville artist Cecilia Sharpley “was surprised to discover how many people had come all the way from the city and other far regions” to attend Open Studios.

Warburton artist Zora Verona said she “welcomed over 100 visitors, sold over $1000 of artwork and had a number of people discover [her] work for the first time.”

Artist get togethers are held in the lead up to Open Studios to offer the chance to deepen connections with other artists and to provide support for new participants.

The first of these meetings will be held at 7pm, Wednesday 8 May at YAVA Gallery, Healesville.

More information on how to apply can be found at: yava.org.au/openstudios2024applicationform

Yarra Valley Arts appreciates the support of Yarra Ranges Council for the Open Studios weekends.

For more information please contact: openstudios@yava.org.au

Gabby Higgins: 0452 540 664

Reggie Clark: 0418 851 819