2015 Artists Open Studios Whanganui

  Mark your calendars!   20 - 29 March 2015

A warm welcome to Whanganui-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.

The 2015 Artists Open Studios will include the Festival of Glass giving visitors to Whanganui the perfect balance of viewing and participatory events. For two weekends 20-29 March this city will once again wear its art on its sleeve for all to see.

Art, action and heritage:

There are 72 open studios to visit with either individual artists or artist collectives showing their work and working spaces offering a unique glimpse into why we are the Arts Destination of New Zealand. These artists are diverse and work in many media including glass, photography, jewellery, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and drawing. Every space will surprise you with something different; you can use this website and/or the trail guide to select your preferences.


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

For First Time Visitors to Artists Open Studios Whanganui: Our guide is now viewable here.


View a quick video of our event: 


& a quick video about our beautiful city, please do come and stay:



Calling all Whanganui Region Artists!

Registration for the 2015 Trail is now closed. Stay tuned for the 2016 call-out and don't miss the opportunity to be apart of this amazing arts event!

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Featured Artist

Louise Herdman Mosaic Studio
Louise Herdman Mosaic Studio

Listing no. 18

“Be inspired to mosaic in your own way” is the catch phrase at Louise’s studio.

Enjoy a visual feast of mosaic styles and techniques as Louise continues to develop new processes and to experiment using materials in unique ways.