Specialty Coffee & Tea CAFE

Life Drawing & Painting STUDIO


617 Liverpool Road, Nautical Village
Pickering ON L1W 1R1
905 420-2233

OpenStudio Art Café

Open All Year
Come in from the Cold

Find your Heart Open Studio Art Cafe



Monday to Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 10pm
Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 9am - 7pm
Every Friday night (Open Mic 7-10pm)

Art and Music events begin at 7pm on some evenings. Check Events calendar.
If you would like to book a meeting or event, contact the café, draw@openstudioartcafe.com

Open Studio Art Cafe interior

Cafe for your special tastes

Café - serves espresso-based & brewed coffee, as well as specialty teas and creamy-rich chocolate. All available as hot or iced options. Freshly baked sweet & savory items compliment the beverages. Home of the freshly-baked beignets...come in for yours.

art studio with life drawing

Art Studio for your inspiration

Studio - offers life drawing and painting with models and still life with props. Sessions will be held on weeknights and some weekend days. Visit the website schedule for themes, dates and times. Space is limited so reserve your inspirational time. Reserve now.

meeting place

Meeting Place for your community

Meeting Place - provides a comfortable gallery setting for personal & business meetings and special information events. The works of local visual artists are displayed and available for purchase. Interested artists and experts are encouraged to contact the café by email to book times for showings and events.

Original Live Art Events

Be the subject

Have you ever wanted to have an artist’s rendition of yourself alone or with your partner? Did you feel it may be too costly?

Now you can choose from the work of experienced local artists. For only $50pp you can be the subject for 3 hours, with breaks. You will be set up in a comfortable, easily-held position to be the model. You can then choose a rendition to take away with you.

Be the artist

Have you felt your drawings could have cash value and appreciation long after a drawing session? Do you have a growing pile of good art at home which may never be looked at again?

Now your efforts could have life outside of your drawing pad and cash value. For only $10 participation fee, enjoy the company of a growing community of artists in the cozy waterfront café while drawing from a live subject. Feel the pleasure of leisure drawing and potential reward of creating the chosen piece of art.

Finally a solution for both…

Check the Events Calendar for Be the Subject/Be the Artist evenings.

See also Life Drawing @ the Café sessions.

Original Live Music Events

Lyricist, Songwriter or Poet

Have you ever wanted to try your original music in front of a non-familiar audience? Have you felt you are ready to get out of the basement and now looking for a comfortable environment to show your stuff?

Come out and share your art with other aspiring musicians at the cafe. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for music events and very inspiring for creators of original music. Bring your favorite instruments and friends and help grow this community of musical talent.

Finally an environment for creators of original music …

Check the Events Calendar for Lyricist/Songwriter/Poet evenings.
See also Open Mic Nites @ the Café.

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