About the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail
KOAST at Labour Weekend 2017
KOAST is held in Kerkeri, located in the picturesque Bay of Islands, where an amazing array of artists reside. Working in a wide variety of media, you’ll find artists, potters, jewellers, painters, sculptors, wood carvers and photographers to name a few. There are also artists producing fibre art and ceramics.
During Labour weekend 2017 (21 -23 October), Kerikeri is holding the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) as part of the vibrant art scene. This event provides local artists, potters, jewellers, painters, sculptors, wood carvers and photographers 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 (available for purchase) which lists artists, their locations and the medium they work in, visitors can plan a weekend spent exploring Kerikeri’s art scene.
More than 40 Kerikeri and Waipapa artists, potters, jewellers, painters, sculptors, wood carvers and photographers will be taking part this year at 26 studios and galleries.
KOAST provides both artists and the public with a unique opportunity as it’s not often you’re able to see artists at work in their studios.
Admission is free and the trail is marked with flags and signs.
Thank you to the following outlets who sold the Trail Guides last year:
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
Whangarei: Both I-Sites
2017 Trail Dates
Our Society of Artists are busy making NEW ORIGINAL art for trail goers.
Mark your diaries for OCT 21, 22, 23 2017