Open Studios & Exhibitions Art Trail

14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

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Immerse yourself in art at local art studios, galleries, and creative spaces!

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Discover #creativemelville and explore local art studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives when they open their doors on Saturday, 14 September and Sunday, 15 September for the third annual City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

The event, which debuted in 2017, showcases the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local residents.


Planning your visit? A map will be available for download closer to the event.

Participating artists, local art groups, studios and exhibitions

Accessibility: Most public locations, galleries, and business locations are accessible, however a number of the private artist’s studios (which are not usually open to the public) may have limited access, please email us on for further details.

Participating artists, studios, businesses and galleries

Please check in closer to the event for a full list of participating artists and venues.

Are you an artist or creative living or working in Melville? Register your interest to participate in the trail:

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Exhibitions Around the City

City of Melville Art Awards and Exhibition – City of Melville Civic Centre

Food and Drink

There are lots of places around the City of Melville where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Popular spots include the café strips on Ardross Street in Applecross and Riseley Street in Ardross, and there are many more located in the suburbs.

Here’s a few that are close by to Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail locations if you need a caffeine hit!

Applecross – Ardross Street

  • Cheeky Boy Espresso
  • Cioccolato Espresso
  • Ardross Street Café
  • Nik and Kolo
  • Little Green Café
  • Rhubarb Café


  • C15 Espresso
  • Mews Espresso
  • Steamlab Coffee & Tea
  • Little Horn Espresso

Ardross – Riseley Street

  • The Old Boy Café
  • Sensations en Ardross
  • Health Freak Café
  • Dome


  • Grouch & Co
  • Jessie’s Café & Roasting Co


  • Little Stove
  • Walters River Café

Mt Pleasant

  • Coco Belle
  • Dome


  • Blend Café


  • Little Olive Leaf Café
  • 2 Green Fingers

Please check each café’s website for opening hours during the Open Studios and Exhibition Art Trail weekend.

Event Information

Hosted by

City of Melville

Time10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Contact Details

City of Melville Customer Service

Phone: 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

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