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Art In Public Places: Artists In Businesses - registrations close 23 March (Expired)

Artists in Businesses

Are you a local artist looking to show your work? The Artists In Businesses program, matches excellent art with great local cafes, restaurants and retail shops across Hobsons Bay to give artists the chance to exhibit in a range of spaces to a broad new audience. The program, now in its 10th year, has been utilised by more than 800 artists so far as a way of showcasing their artwork throughout this area of Melbourne’s West. The experience, described by participating artists as “a good entry into the local art scene”* has led to further opportunities for some artists, as a way of selling works for others and as a first foray into exhibiting for many.

Participating artists will be assisted by Council through promotional and administration support, including:

  • Inclusion in the Art In Public Places printed program – distributed to cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, community centres, libraries and local arts venues.

  • Inclusion in Council’s Art In Public Places webpage with links through to artist’s own pages

  • Feature post on Art In Public Places Facebook page with links through to artist’s own page

  • One hundred (100) promotional postcards featuring the artist’s own work to use for promotion

  • Administrative support in setting up the partnerships with local businesses

  • Opportunities too to sell work from the businesses during the exhibition period

In addition to this promotion, the overall program will be heavily promoted in the lead up to Art In Public Places, giving art lovers plenty of opportunity to find out more about artists, their work and the locations of Artists In Businesses exhibitions.

For more information and to register, go to the Art In Public Places page of the Hobsons Bay website, here:

This program is not just for painting and illustration, if you work in another media and are unsure if your work will suit an Art In Businesses context, please don’t hesitate to contact Hobsons Bay City Council’s Arts and Culture Officers on 9932 1000, email or visit the Art in Public Places website and Facebook page.

The fee for artists participating in this program is $99 inc. GST

*  Participant comments were made anonymously via post-event survey




Thursday 16 March, 2017
Thursday 23 March, 2017
Hobsons Bay cafes, restaurants, bars and shops
Venue Address
Williamstown, Spotswood, Newport, Altona, Altona North, South Kingsville, Seaholme, Laverton, Brookl

Victoria, Melbourne

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