View Street Arts Precinct
A bustling ambience with a passion for art, culture and vintage set the scene to the sophisticated View Street arts hub.
There are lots of reasons why this has become Bendigo’s thriving arts precinct. Be sure to peer into the Bendigo Art Gallery for the main reason! It is one of Australia’s best regional galleries, with the edge on contemporary Australian art and a track record for rolling out big international exhibitions.
Set next door, The Capital – Bendigo’s Performing Arts Centre and a collection of unique galleries and boutique stores enhance the colour and vibrancy of this precinct.
On the other side of the street there is the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre is, a multi-purpose contemporary visual arts facility. The exhibition spaces showcase cutting edge contemporary art. The Centre also aims to engage with the community through public lectures, artist floortalks and an Artist in Residence program
Big profits came in the front door from the goldfields and they came out as perfectly formed gold bullions. A row of historically significant gold smelter chimneys, used to melt the raw gold, still line the back of the buildings in this precinct. These bank buildings now form a haven of eclectic boutiques, wine bars and restaurants.