Artists Open Studios 2020: 21 - 22 & 28 - 29 MARCH

Artists Open Studios is your gateway to experiencing the vibrant and diverse arts community of Whanganui and its surrounding districts. Home to many established, world renown and emerging artists, the city is a premier arts destination for New Zealand.

Explore studios in history and quirky locations, many are only open to the public during this event, experience the creative process first-hand, and meet the artists behind the art.

Whether you’re a serious collector, or a just dipping your toe in the water, there is no doubt you will enjoy the relaxed and inspiring journey of Artists Open Studios.

Held over two weekends every year in March, this event is not to be missed.

Browse our diverse range of studios and artists now:


Photo: Miles Ward. Street Art: Daniel Mills

Artists Open Studios is an expression of the culture, heritage and creative spirit of Whanganui.

In association with the event each year there are workshops, entertainment and special activities. 

Along with the studio and artist profiles listed here on the website, the Trail Guide is available to help you navigate your way to your favourite locations.  

Studio and artist profiles participating in the March 2020 event will be published on our website from December 2019.

The Trail Guide will also be available to purchase or download from December 2019.

Whether you are local, or from far-afield, we hope you enjoy the art, the people and the experience.

Download the Trail guide:

Complete the form to download a free PDF of the Artist Open Studios Trail Guide for 2019.

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