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Paraparaumu 5254

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Kāpiti Arts Trail

Another Kāpiti Arts Trail has come to an end with visitors from near and far coming to see our wonderfully diverse range of art!

If you haven't already, please tell us about your arts trail experience via our feedback survey and you'll automatically be in to win a $200 voucher for an artwork of your choice featured on the trail! Complete the survey and enter the draw here (terms and conditions apply).

The district was alive with colour and creativity during both trail weekends (Oct 29/30 & Nov 5/6) with art showcased in 62 studios, four hubs (featuring 19 artists) and 13 galleries. Mediums included sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, glass art, tiles, masks, fibre creations, drawings, prints, collage, mosaics, carvings, weaving, photography, totem poles, wooden flutes and furniture.

The two-weekend format, introduced last year, gives people more time to look at all the art on offer and talk to the artists taking part.  

The trail has been running for 16 years, involving artists the length of the district from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki and has become one of our most significant cultural events.

The Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17, which provided descriptions of the artists who took part in the trail along with maps, is current until later in 2017, as most of those artists welcome visitors all year round. There are also some artists listed in the guide who didn't participate in the trail.

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Kāpiti Arts Trail 2016 photo gallery

Check out our photos of artists and visitors around the trail!

Feedback Survey

Tell us about your Kāpiti Arts Trail experience to be in to win a $200 voucher for an artwork of your choice featured on the trail!

Artists, Studios & Galleries

There are many artists and studios to visit from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki. Many of these are listed in the Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17 and most of them are open all-year round. Check out their details and images of their work.

Maps for locating artists, studios & galleries

Decide which artists, studios & galleries you would like to visit, then find their exact location on one of our maps. Or go to the map(s) of where you want to go to see what artists are exhibiting in those areas!

Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17

Download a copy of the 2016/16 Kāpiti Arts Guide and visits artists all year round and enjoy the Kāpiti Arts Trail.