Information For Artists / Art Collectives & Galleries in 2025

Registration for Open Studios Sunshine Coast 2025 will open in August. 

Artist / Collectives / Gallery Participant Info 

Open Studios Sunshine Coast is an exciting opportunity for artists living and working on the Sunshine Coast to engage with the local art lovers, gain exposure through local media coverage, develop creative networks, as well as showcasing and selling work to both locals and visitors to the region.

This inclusive event has been held annually since 2010 and features a mix of established and emerging local artists as well as hobbyists who are keen to showcase the work that they have been creating.

Each year the range of participating studios / galleries includes an amazingly diverse range of work including painting, drawing, ceramics, glass art, jewellery, photography, textile art, artisan shoemakers, resin art, metal work, digital art, printmaking, recycled and repurposed art.

The annual event is held annually over two weekends, registrations will open in August to participate in the 2025 event being held from 17th-25th May.

In 2025 Participants need to open their studios / galleries between 10am - 4pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Hinterland locations will be open on the first weekend (May 17 & 18) and Coastal locations will open on the second weekend (May 24 & 25).

With some artists deciding to open from Monday to Friday in the intervening week or providing workshop to give visitors a first hand experience of how work is created.

If  you are interested in participating in 2025 and would like to be kept updated about planning for the event please make contact with Lea Parkes the Open Studios Co-ordinator openstudios@artsconnectinc.com.au

To assist Arts Connect with the running costs of the event participants are required to pay $290 registration fee which contributes to the cost of marketing activities including a printed and electronic guide book / website / signage / social media activity etc.

Participating artists must also be paid up members of Arts Connect Inc which costs $60 annually you can do via their website https://artsconnectinc.com.au/membership/, or at time of registering for the event.

Studios, Galleries and Collectives that wish to participate must be located within the Sunshine Coast Region.

If you have a extra questions that you would like answered please email the coordinator Lea Parkes on openstudios@artsconnectinc.com.au