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2016 Artists Open Studios Whanganui

Saturday & Sunday, 12-13 & 19-20 March 2016

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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 2016 Artists Open Studios offers visitors to Whanganui the perfect balance of viewing and participatory events. For two weekends 12-13 & 19-20 March 2016 the region will once again wear its art on its sleeve for all to see.

Arts, Action, Heritage along the Awa.

Art Studios will be Open 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;

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View a quick video from our 2015 event: 


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