Artists Open Studios Whanganui & Marton

Embark on an adventure to find the art that moves you! In this eclectic multimedia showcase of local talent, hundreds of artists will open their doors and share their unique craft over two weekends in March 2024.

As one of the largest, longest running and most diverse artist trails in the country, we invite you to come and meet some of New Zealand’s leading and emerging artists.

Some studios are open between the weekends and year round, so make sure to check out their profiles and look for the arrow and calendar icons.

Whanganui - Te Taonga Toi o Aotearoa, The Arts Destination of New Zealand.

Explore our stimulating artisanal spaces. Participate in events and workshops. Discover delicious tastes in our restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the history of our beautiful River City. Take home a taonga to enrich your space.

Latest News: Kids Art2Play Trail

February 9, 2024

Artist Open Studios have teamed up with Sport Whanganui to create a Kids Art2Play Trail. Look out for several zones around the city for kids to interact with fun creative art.

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Browse our diverse range of studios and artists now:


Photo: Miles Ward. Street Art: Daniel Mills


Each studio and artist registered to participate in the event has a profile page  here on the website, featuring a bio, images and contact details.

The Trail Guide is also available to help you plan your AOS experience, it is available to download for free below, or you can purchase for $5.00 per copy from the following locations;

iSite Whanganui - 31 Taupō Quay, Central, Whanganui

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui - 38 Taupō Quay, Central, Whanganui

QUARTZ, Museum of Studio Ceramics, 8 Bates Street, Central, Whanganui 

Inkt - 17 Victoria Avenue, Central, Whanganui

Paige's Book Gallery - 60 Guyton Street, Central, Whanganui

The Citadel, 14 Rangiora Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui

Gonville Library, 44 Abbot Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Red Door Gallery, 88 Putiki Drive, Putiki, Whanganui

There are also complimentary Trail Maps distributed across the region and country.


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2024 Trail Guide Available Now!

Complete the form below to download a free PDF copy of the 2024 Trail Guide. Printed Trail Guides will be available for $5 from the Starting Point exhibition and other select locations.
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