Labour weekend 22-24 October. 10am to 4pm daily Saturday till Monday.
Those artists are at it again. For the second year ARTS IN THE VILLE will provide a backdrop of colour to stage our celebration of local artistry with 10 open studios and the
opportunity to enjoy the work of local artists. This year there are more than 30, including favourites from last year and first time participants. Look forward to visiting a whimsical garden, pop up venues and a gallery, and to the opportunities for learning a new craft, venues include Jeff Thomson’s open studio (open only on the Saturday due an overload of commissions and exhibitions), William Robert Boyd’s new studio at the former BNZ, and displays of tin shed yarns, embroidery, millinery, canvas and multi-media. Most venues are within short walking distance. The Museum will provide a great venue this year, with a coffee truck and sausage sizzle on site so you can refresh yourself while you enjoy wood turners, wood carvers, a retro knitter, quilters …. A pop up gallery at the meeting room by the Library which will feature a range of artists’ work including Andrew Denton’s interesting creations, photography and canvas artists. The railway station will be a focus with two studios open, and Christine’s antiques will have many visitors as usual, as will John Perry’s corner.
Kaipara Sculpture Trail and The Arts Centre are both expected to have many visitors keen to try some of the interactive activities over our weekend of celebrating local artists.
Mark your calendar. Posters, and letter box drops will take place the week before and maps will be available at various places around town, in particular the Museum, The meeting room, Commercial Road, and all open studios, cafes, retail outlets etc. See you there.
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