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About Us

With great passion for art, music and the love of coffee came the creation of Open Studio Art Café in Spring 2015. A place where life drawing artists could join a community, practice their skills, share their talents, and have an espresso speciality coffee experience; all in the idyllic setting of Pickering’s Nautical Village. 


Catering daily to specialty coffee enthusiasts, cyclists from near and far, art & music lovers and locals, the café community has grown its many art forms by continuing to maintain its inclusive and supportive ideals. Staying the course over the past couple of challenging years and adapting where necessary, today the café remains the steady heartbeat of Nautical Village. 


Visit Open Studio Art Café and taste some of the homemade healthy sandwiches, snacks, and baked goods; sip a hot or iced drink of your choice and feel inspired in the cozy art gallery setting. When available, join an art session, a networking event or come to a live art or music event. Watch open mic performances, seasoned musicians’ performances and when you’re ready, perform your own original music. This is only a snapshot of what we’ve had going on at the Café! For more information on our upcoming events click here.


This summer the beautiful porch and sidewalk patio welcome you back to reconnect with each other, enjoy a café treat and take in a long-awaited live music event. Covid safety protocols will always be in place.


We are fully licenced to serve wine, beer and liqueurs on the porch and patio. We can’t wait to have you not just visit, but to experience.


Digital Gift Cards are now available.

Video courtesty of David Hammond.