2015 Artists Open Studios Whanganui

  Mark your calendars!   21 - 29 March 2015

The Arts Destination of New Zealand

Whanganui is known for its cultural and historical significance as well as for the vibrant creative community who have settled in the region. Combined with our superb restaurants and cafes, river based adventures and historical architecture all ensure a getaway destination for everyone.

Visit over 60 studios and galleries encompassing over 150 artists working in a variety of mediums including glass, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing and more all located in and around historic Whanganui.


For those visitors who have joined us before, Welcome Back!

For First Time Visitors to Artists Open Studios Whanganui, expect the unexpected and enjoy your time with us. Click here to check out the 2014 Arts Trail Guide! This may take a few minutes to load, we thank you for your patience.

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Calling all Whanganui Region Artists!

Registration Information & Forms for 2015 event can be found using the following links.

Deadline for form submission: 15 September 2014.

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Featured Artist

 Jimi & Lisa Walsh
Jimi & Lisa Walsh

Lisa and Jimi Walsh lead a team to China to compete in the 2014 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival Snow Sculpture Competeition. The Snow Sculpture competition was held over four days from 31 December to 3 January 2104 in tempretures as low as -25oC. The Harbin International Ice Festival is world famous, is the largest Ice Festival in the world and attracts sculptors and visitors from all over the world. 

They were the first  New Zealand  team to compete at this amazing event.