Latest Article: 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.

Past News:

Registration 2024

October 13, 2023

Whanganui joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

December 1, 2022

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
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AOS Whanganui is back for 2023

September 26, 2022

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

AOS 2022 Is Going Ahead!

February 28, 2022

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
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Artists Information Evening

October 16, 2021

Artist: Jack Marsden-Mayer – Animal Driftwood Sculptures Artists Open Studios trust would like to invite all artists for the 2022 information evening on: Tuesday 19th October at Bayleys – 158
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We would love to hear from you!

April 9, 2021

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

April 1, 2021

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. Photographer: Curtis Bunker

On this weekend!

March 25, 2021

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 –
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Book now for Artists Palate

March 24, 2021

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
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First weekend of AOS – What a success!

March 24, 2021

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
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You’re invited – AOS Launch

March 17, 2021

You’re invited to the offical Launch for Artists Open Studios 2021 this Friday 19th March.The formalities for the AOS Launch will be held at the UCOL Atrium where the Whanganui
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Event Information – Things you need to know

March 12, 2021

Studios are open 10am-4pm over the weekends: Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 MarchSaturday 27– Sunday 28 March Visiting Studios Be curious, ask questions, discover something new. Please be respectful while
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Let’s start at the very beginning – Starting Point Exhibition

March 9, 2021

Wondering where to start? Begin your journey at the Starting Point Exhibition –  a showcase of works selected from each studio participating in the event. Get a taste of what
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Join us for the Artists Open Studios Dining Experience

February 26, 2021

Top of your Artists Open Studios journey with our exclusive dining experience – Artists Palate. Join us for a progressive dinner where we will gather to weave together an evening
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Download your free Event Trail Guide

February 18, 2021

Go to the home page and scroll to the bottom to download your free version of the 2021 Event Trail Guide. Which studios are you excited to visit?

Our COVID19 Event Plan

February 15, 2021

We are now in Alert Level 2. This is a good time to share our COVID 19 event policy.

Workshops on during AOS

February 9, 2021

Make the most of your Artists Open Studios experience and register for one of our workshops. This is an opportunity to learn a new technique, play in a different medium
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Event Trail Guides Sold here..

January 26, 2021

It is time to start mapping your art journey with our Event Trail Guide. They have all the information that you need. So, pick up your guide today!They are currently
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Event Trail Guide Ready!

December 22, 2020

Hot off the press! Our 2021 Event Trail Guide is now available from the Whanganui i-SITE for $5.00 and will be available around the country in the new year. How
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21 years on, 88 Studios.

November 23, 2020

In 2001, 7 artists opened up their studios on Taupō Quay for the first ever Artists Open Studios. 21 years on and 88 Studios are participating, showcasing the talent in
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Artists Registration Open

September 29, 2020

Artists Open Studios Whanganui is back for another fantastic year! Save the date: 19th – 28th March 2021. Artists registrations are now open from Wednesday 23rd September – Saturday 31st
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2020 Event Update

March 1, 2020

Dear Visitors, Unfortunately the 2020 event was cancelled due to the global pandemic Covid-19. Many of the studios that participate in the event are open throughout the year or by
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