Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehorse.

Home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups, including the Alcove Art Shop, the Centre is a meeting place where people from all walks of life can come together to experience and enjoy the arts.

Art classes and workshops are on offer throughout the year for people of all ages. The Centre’s art studios and meeting rooms, including an exhibition space, are available for hire.

Whitehorse City Council supports a healthy, vibrant, inclusive and diverse community. Box Hill Community Arts Centre welcomes all members of the community to participate in our programs.


A groundswell of community support for a venue devoted to housing arts and craft activity in Box Hill during the 1980s resulted in Box Hill City Council granting a building to the creative community.

The outdated and recently vacated Box Hill Electricity Depot acted as a community arts venue from 1987 until a new purpose-built design by Gregory Burgess Architects was completed and opened in October 1990.

Since opening, Box Hill Community Arts Centre has become a focus for cultural activity within the City of Whitehorse, winning architectural and lifestyle awards in the process.

Innovative architectural firm Gregory Burgess Pty Ltd designed the building and the sensitive environmental design was the result of a collaboration between Kevin Taylor and Kate Cullity.

Both designers worked closely with artists and potential users to produce a genuine community effort.

A busy facility today is testament to the foresight of the original designers.

The Centre offers a wide range of services, including activities for adults and children during school term and a wide range of art/craft activities during the school holidays. Also on offer to the community are rooms for hire for regular or casual users.

For more information, please see More than Bricks and Mortar (PDF)  

Celebrating 30 years of Box Hill Community Arts Centre


Community Groups

Box Hill Community Arts Centre acts as ‘home’ to many regular hire groups, ranging from Art and Craft, Performing Arts, Community and Special Interest groups.

For further information telephone the Centre on 9895 8888 or email bhcac@whitehorse.vic.gov.au


Box Hill Community Arts Centre is lucky to have a diverse range of artists who teach our classes. Each of our tutors bring their own approach to both creating and teaching art, which is why we are able to create classes to suit nearly everybody.

Arty Parties


Be part of the creative community at Box Hill Community Arts Centre! 

We are looking for passionate, community-minded people to join the team at Box Hill Community Arts Centre in volunteer roles. Volunteers support our classes and studio programs, provide exhibition and venue support or assist with the beautiful decorative gardens.

Garden Volunteers

Box Hill Community Arts Centre Garden Volunteers help to create a vibrant, welcoming and creative garden space for visitors to the centre to enjoy. Volunteers assist with the development and maintenance of the gardens at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.

Visitor Services and Program Support Volunteers

Visitor Services and Program Support Volunteers enhance visitor experiences at Box Hill Community Arts Centre by providing a warm and helpful presence to visitors. Volunteers promote the Centre by welcoming all visitors, offering information and support as well as assisting exhibitors and the BHCAC team.

Apply to volunteer at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

School Holiday Program

Our seasonal school holiday program for preschoolers to teens, celebrates their talents in a supportive environment. Activities include ceramics, painting, drawing, mosaics, and our always popular art days, lead by skilled tutors. Expect skill-building, fun, and self-expression in our well-equipped studios! 

Potter Collection April School Holidays - Parents will be notified by email when your child’s work from the April School holiday program is ready for collection.

Upcoming Program Dates 2024

  • Monday 1 July – Friday 12 July 2024
  • Monday 23 September – Friday 4 October 2024