An area for arts

A recent pottery exhibition from YAVA. Picture: JED LANYON

A tourist’s first thought about the Yarra Ranges’ biggest drawcard may be the stunning views or the incredible wineries.

But it shouldn’t be forgotten the region also plays host to a thriving, vibrant art community.

Throughout the Yarra Ranges, art-lovers don’t need to look too hard to find a great place to view some incredible pieces of art.

From the visually impressive Burrinja Cultural Centre in the south of the region, to the Tarrawarra Museum of Art in the north, and everything in between, there are plenty of reasons to stop in and discover local exhibition.

Take for example, YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub, which is quickly becoming an important asset for arts in the Yarra Valley community. Visitors can experience art by local and internationally acclaimed artists, attend workshops and enjoy musical and theatrical experiences.

Meanwhile, ponder a trip to the stunning Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale, which features exhibition spaces, programs for all ages and abilities, a resource library, museum shop and more.

Here’s a list of some of the top selection of places to explore local art:

– Arts Centre, Warburton

– Tarrawarra Museum of Art

– Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

– William Ricketts Sanctuary

– Sherbrooke Art Society

– Burrinja Cultural Centre

– YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub

For more details, visit www.visityarravalley.com.au or www.visitdandenongranges.com.au.

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