Arts and Culture in the Macedon Ranges
‘Art’ is a word synonymous with the rich heritage of the Macedon Ranges. Per capita, our region has more professional artists working in the arts than anywhere else in Victoria.
There are so many ways to engage with the artistic endeavours of the Macedon Ranges. Wander down one of our many enticing high streets and encounter all kinds of creations lovingly put together by the artists who live or are in-residence here.
Watch this short video for a taste of what you can expect when visiting the Macedon Ranges.
Visit Local Artist Studios and Galleries
Join a small group guided art tour with ARTings, or time your visit for the weekends of 13 – 14 and 20 – 22 April 2019, when you can mingle with local artists in their own spaces as part of the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios program.
We also host the acclaimed Woodend Winter Arts Festival held annually on the Queens Birthday long weekend in June.
Cultural Shows and Events
Every year the Macedon Ranges Shire Council runs an Arts & Culture program to promote cultural development in the region, covering arts and cultural events, heritage festivals, exhibitions, art projects and all kinds of community happenings.
From exhibitions celebrating historic and decorative glass or Japan’s unique culture to world-class film festivals, plays, choirs, musical and comedy acts, circus performers and everything in between, you will find an event to satisfy your cultural curiosities.