by Helen Martin
Glass sculptures, pen and ink sketches, the art of scrapbooking, pots, paintings and so much more will feature in Helensville’s 2020 Labour Weekend Arts in the Ville, which has programmed some great new additions to enhance the popular festival, now in its 6th year.
Held in the last weekend in October (Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th), the event will feature the ever-popular treasure hunt and eclectic art displays in a variety of venues, where much of the work will be for sale. Four local gardens will be open to the public, Helensville Lions will hold a sausage sizzle and there will be music throughout the weekend.
Providing travel between venues, two motorised, weather proofed vehicles from the Kiwi Tuk Tuk company will use the Memorial Hall forecourt on Commercial road as the pick-up point for paying customers – a great way for festival-goers to sit back and relax, without having to climb Helensville’s hills or find a park.
Other newcomers to the festival include a Twilight Market, with food trucks and music, from Saturday 4pm, an Antiques and Art Show and Tell, curated by John Perry, with a fashion interlude, an Out of Towners pop-up featuring artists from elsewhere and a gallery showcasing samples of works from our local artists.