Arts Trail highlights diversity of art in Kāpiti
The two Kāpiti Arts Trail weekends proved as popular as ever with locals and visitors to the district.
“It was very interesting to see what artists are creating around the district, there’s such a huge range of art here,” Waikanae resident Trevor Pringle says.
“We started off in Ōtaki on the first weekend and worked our way through various sites heading south. On the second weekend, we started in Paekākāriki and went north. It was a very enjoyable event.”
62 studio artists, 19 artists in four hubs and 13 galleries took part in this year’s trail.
Mike and Judy Page of Summerstone Ceramics in Ōtaki had 900 visitors to their studio on the first day of the trail and about 1,500 visitors in total over both weekends.
“It was a fabulous event. We had visitors from Ireland, Canada and Australia, as well as lots from different parts of New Zealand,” Judy says.
“After working towards the trail all year, it was great hearing people say they loved my work and buying pieces. I also enjoyed explaining my art – I had a lot of questions about the process I go through to create my works.”
People who fill out our feedback survey at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/arts-trail go in the draw to win a $200 voucher for an artwork of their choice featured on the trail!