Creativity, innovative spirit, cultural integrity and strength of artistic tradition have won Whanganui recognition as an internationally significant UNESCO City of Design. The designation earns Whanganui a place in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and recognises the city’s historic and contemporary contributions to design in innumerable and varied forms. Worldwide, 49 new cities have joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network … Read More

March 25th- April 2nd Artist Registration is open Oct 1st-Oct 31st

With 73 Studios spread over beautiful Whanganui and Marton, AOS will be going ahead. All studios managers and artists have their vaccine passports and we’ll be asking to sight yours too. To make it easier on everyone, please head to the I-Site Whanganui, Starting Point Exhibition or Marton Arts & Crafts Centre to show your vaccine passport, were you’ll then … Read More

Artists Open Studios trust would like to invite all artists for the 2022 information evening on: Tuesday 19th October at Bayleys – 158 Wicksteed Street, 5.30pm. Please RSVP to:

Help us to make the event even better next year! This survey will only take 5mins. Survey : To be completed by Monday 19th April. Studio: Bronze Sculpture StudioPhotographer: Curtis Bunker

Thank you to everyone to visited our fabulous studios. We had two very successful weekends. What a way to acknowledge and celebrate our 21st event.

It is the last weekend of Artists Open Studios. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Meet some of the talented artists of Whanganui and Marton! Studios open: Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 between 10am-4pm

We had a delightful evening last Saturday at Artists Palate. There are still some remaining tickets for this Saturday 27th March – 6pm-8.30pm. $75 for a three course meal and exploration of art. Book now for Artists Palate See you there!

What an incredible start to Artists Open Studios! Thank you to everyone who came to our AOS Launch, Starting Point Exhibition and visited the studios throughout the weekend. Thousands of visitors flooded the streets of Whanganui and Marton; eager and excited to get a taste of what was on offer. We can’t wait for weekend two! See you this Saturday … Read More