Explore Kāpiti during Arts Trail weekends
Explore all the Kāpiti Coast has to offer during the Kāpiti Arts Trail on 31 October/1 November and 7/8 November.
“This is the 15th arts trail we’ve run and the event, which showcases the diverse range of art we have in the district, has always been a really popular event,” says Council’s District Libraries & Arts Manager, Leeann Morgan.
“We encourage people outside the district to stay overnight so they can see as many venues as possible. While they’re here, they can experience the other things Kāpiti has to offer, including a thriving café scene, beaches, rivers, nature reserves and facilities for all ages such as the Coastlands Aquatic Centre.”
This year’s arts trail involves more than 130 artists in galleries, hubs and studios, from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki. They will be exhibiting in a wide range of mediums - sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, glass art, tiles, masks, fibre creations, drawings, prints, collage, mosaics, carvings, weaving, photography, wooden flutes and furniture.
“We’re really excited about the art that’s going to be on show over the two Kāpiti Arts Trail weekends. There will be something to interest everyone,” Ms Morgan says.
Copies of the Kāpiti Arts Guide, which lists all artists and galleries participating in the trail, are available from i-Sites, libraries and some galleries and cafés.
There are flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson and Blenheim which travel directly to Kāpiti Airport (www.kapiticoastairport.co.nz).