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Event Calendar

Mount Alexander Shire

Start: Sat 10th March | End: Sun 18th March

Arts Open, Meet the Makers, is a biennial, shire-wide event taking place over two weekends, 10-18 March.

Over 100 artists, dozens of venues, art trails and exhibitions make up this visual arts festival held in and around Castlemaine.

Across Mount Alexander Shire, professional artists and artisans will throw open their studio doors and invite people to share their intimate and creative work spaces.

Information, maps, booklets will be available at the Castlemaine Market Building closer to the time.

Getting to our Region


Easily located in Central Victoria, the region is less than 90 minutes north west of Melbourne and conveniently accessed by road and rail.

Stunning villages and towns are located close by, making the region an ideal base from which to explore Central Victoria.

For town maps, please click on the 'By Car' tab.