The Castlemaine region has forged a strong reputation in the arts. The gold rush days set the pace and inspired a wave of refined artistic pursuits.... instrument makers, musicians, craftspeople and artists have shaped the area's creative identity. Today this creative spirit lives on in the artisan workshops, creative shared spaces, well regarded art galleries and smaller gallerias.

Many of the local artists draw on the region's light, landscapes, air, history and quality of life to create works reflective of their surrounds. Others draw inspiration from deep within to produce inspired works of imagination. Discover a fresh new artist to add to your collection or that missing piece to complete the décor of your à la mode abode.