Explore, Connect, Inspire – The artist’s studio can be a mysterious place – from vibrant and stimulating, to quirky and chaotic, from orderly and contemporary, to functional and free. For many artists, it is the truest reflection of who they are, and where they are most at home. The Yarra Valley Open Studios returns in 2019 with 46 artists across three regions opening their studio doors to share their art, their practice and their inspiration. The chance to explore the often unseen world of artmaking is a unique opportunity to personally connect with individual artists and share in the knowledge and magic that makes art happen. Art lovers, art makers and those simply curious about art enjoy the inspirational nature of the Open Studio weekends, and value discovering art in their own lives anew. Visitors to Open Studios can plan their weekend(s) to take in as many destinations as they desire. Discovering a new artist is exciting, but it’s also encouraging to see how an artist’s work has developed since the last Open Studios. From immersive hands-on experiences and demonstrations in the studio to the opportunity to witness the inner and outer influences that inform an artist’s practice, Open Studios is a unique learning opportunity that is both inclusive and fun. Adding a visit to an Exhibition will highlight the creativity and beauty of art that is created in the Yarra Valley and is highly recommended as part of each weekend’s art trail.