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Margaret River Region Open Studios
Australia's largest open studios event

Save the date: Open Studios returns 7 – 22 September 2024

 

Many of our artists accept commissions, and will open their private studio by appointment. Hold onto your Event Guide as it contains artist contact details, or browse the artists online.

 

 

7 - 22 September 2024

Mark your diaries, block out the beach house or book your favourite down south digs and tell your friends.

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Pick up an Event Guide

Print copies are available now, or browse a digital copy online.

Event Guide

2023 was another record-breaking year for Open Studios

This year’s Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS) has broken several event records with more than 145,000 studio visits (12% growth from 2022).

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What visitors loved about Open Studios 2023

Artist videos, take a peek

Let our videos inspire your adventure in art with a sneak peek into some incredible studios.

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Follow us @mrropenstudios

Save the Date: 7 to 22 September 2024*

Mark your diaries, block out the beach house or book your favourite down south getaway, and tell all your friends - Margaret River Region Open Studios will return 7 to 22 September 2024.

*With a possible extension to include Monday 23 September public holiday!
Thank you to everyone who shared feedback in our visitor survey - your insights are priceless and help us hone and improve what we do. It also helps us when applying for grant funding, advertising and sponsorships which allow the event to continue.

Congratulations Debra Copeman who won the Cape Lodge weekend experience, valued at over $2,000. 

Thank you to Cape Lodge for ten years supporting Open Studios, and all our other generous sponsors and advertisers.
🎨 The big news is our 10th Anniversary edition of Open Studios was another record year. 

Thank YOU for such a fabulous show of support for the event.

The event continues to build a strong following with 23% of visitors coming for the first time and art lovers generating a whopping 145,000 studio visits.

✨ 166 artists (including 44 new to the event) opened their doors
✨ 76% of visitors bought art
✨ 95% of visitors want to visit next year
✨ Estimated economic benefit over $11 million+
✨ New TrailMaker was viewed 9,900 times
Did you see the Open Studios car zipping around the region, visiting studios? Thanks to @busseltontoyotawa for lending us a brand new Hybrid Toyota Kluger.

We loved the cruising the region in this comfortable, modern car 🙌

Open Studios is grateful for the support of all our Partners for helping the event shine.
Tourism WA - we really couldn't put this event on without their sponsorship 🙌

We thank them for their ongoing support of Open Studios! 

📷 @timcampbellphoto 🎨 Tamika Hogan @art.by.meeks
We would like to take the chance to thank a few more of our 2023 sponsors. Without their support, your Open Studios experience wouldn't be the same.

Great thanks to City of Busselton and Augusta Margaret River Shire for their invaluable support - thank you!

Thank you @scotts.wa for the superb job they do in printing our Event Guide, which is arguably our most important piece of marketing. Thanks for the patience, precision and passion!

Thank you to Seven West Media who go above and beyond in promoting Open Studios to a wider audience.

Thanks Tourism WA @westernaustralia for their ongoing support of Open Studios and so many excellent events.

Thanks to @busseltontoyotawa for lending us a brand new Hybrid Toyota Kluger. We loved cruising around the studios in such a comfortable, modern car!

The @artgallerywa has been an integral sponsor of Open Studios and we couldn't be more proud to have them on board.

It's great to be part of the Rio Tinto community program. We appreciate their commitment to building sustainable, inclusive communities, and we're glad to have their support.

📷 @timcampbellphoto
🎨  @river.ceramics Jolene Hewison
The @MargaretRiver region always throws its support behind Open Studios, promoting our artists and helping you, our visitors, plan your journey.

Visit www.margaretriver.com to help make the most of your next holiday in the region, and be sure to visit one of the spectacular attractions while you're here. Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse near Dunsborough is pictured, above ✨

📸 @timcampbellphoto