The fifth Kerikeri Art  Studios Trail 2018 will once again be held during Labour Weekend (October 20, 21, & 22,  2018),  following the success of the 2017 KOAST event. Forming part of the area’s vibrant art scene, KOAST 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 2018 promises to be an exciting event with our exhibiting 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!

You will need a Trail Guide which has the only map which enables you to find the studios and exhibits. The Guide costs $5.00 and gives you entry to all exhibits as well as an entry in one of the great raffles (big baskets) run each year.  It also has a little description about each artist – and you can find more on the website of course.

Thanks to outlets who sold the Trail Guides last year – we hope they all will again!

Kerikeri: Paper Plus (Kerikeri Rd), Possum Trendz (Kerikeri Rd), The Little Black Gallery, 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 or by calling us.