The 2016 KOAST event was a great success for Kerikeri with more than 35 artists taking part.
During 2017, the town will again be holding the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) during Labour weekend (October 21, 22, & 23, 2017) as part of the area’s vibrant art scene
This event provides local artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique way. Members of the public are invited to come and see artists at work in their studios, chat with them and enjoy a wide selection of media. Using the KOAST Trail Guide which lists artists, their locations and the medium they work in, visitors can plan a weekend spent exploring Kerikeri’s art scene.
KOAST 2017 promises to be an exciting event with our Society of Artists busy making new and original art and design for trail goers. We have artists who paint in oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists, weavers and many more.
Bring your friends and enjoy driving around the beautiful Bay of Islands. Explore the working studios where our artists create their unique work and you’ll find plenty of original art for sale!
Admission is free and the trail is marked with flags and signs. However, you will need a Trail Guide in order to find the exhibiting artists.
Trail Guides (which are only $5.00 each) are available from:
Kerikeri: Paper Plus (Kerikeri Rd), Possum Trendz (Kerikeri Rd), Jetsom Artspace (Cobham Rd), and at the Old Packhouse Market on Saturdays
Kawakawa: Kings Theatre Creative
Waipapa: Village Books and Easy Living
Whangarei: Both I-Sites
Manganui: Flax Bush and I-Site
You can also purchase KOAST Gift Certificates ($25 $50 $75 $100 $200) to use on the trail (or after) which will be on sale at the Packhouse Market on Saturdays and in Kawakawa at Kings Theatre Creative.
Please note some of our Society members are not exhibiting this year. These are Charles Lyle, Pauline Sutherland, Raewyn Rush, Jan Stevenson, Valerie Hunton, Mike Nettmann and Sandrine VanSevenant-Draps,