2019 KOAST Dates
Our Society of Artists will be making lots of NEW ORIGINAL art Mark your diaries for Labour Weekend October 26, 27, & 28, 2019
Beautiful regions and places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, including Constable, Cezanne, van Gogh and of course Monet’s own gardens. Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, is well known for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, lovely walks and its citrus and kiwi fruit orchards.
There’s so much more to this fascinating region with many New Zealand artists calling this lovely area home including painters, sculptors, jewellers, textile artists, ceramicists, photographers and many more. And the sixth upcoming KOAST is a wonderful vehicle for artists to promote themselves and for visitors and art collectors to enjoy their talent.
The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail offers visitors a wonderful artistic experience. Visiting artists and studios can really give a unique and interesting perspective on a place and add greatly to its attraction.
By guiding visitors to studios and galleries, KOAST helps artists to succeed at supporting themselves in their chosen profession, by growing their customer base, and selling their artwork directly to art lovers and other interested parties. Each artist has something very special to offer a visitor.
So, do join us – take a leisurely drive through the beauty of Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands, and discover our artists in their creative environments. You could couple this experience with a Labour Weekend break, and a visit to one of the many boutique restaurants, cafes or wineries in the area.read more
The inaugural Kerikeri Art Studios Trail was held during Labour Weekend 2014. Forming an integral part of the area’s vibrant art scene, KOAST provides local artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique way. Listed on this website are artists who live and/or work in Kerikeri and are available year round.read more
The Kerikeri Art Trail is held on Labour Weekend and gives trail goers the chance to discover local artists creating and selling their original work.
The Trail itself is free and is marked with flags, signs and numbers BUT you will need a Trail Guide (only $5.00) with the map to find the studios. The Guide also has a little description about each artist. Bring a car load of art lovers, and enjoy a day out!read more
JOIN KOAST 2019
New members and exhibitors welcome. tel 027 416 0061 or
Kerikeri Art Lovers!
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