KOAST is a wonderful art event each year for Kerikeri 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, furniture makers and photographers to name a few. There are also artists producing fibre art and ceramics.

The last two years have seen over 60 exhibitors taking part  and we’ve had over 3000 visitors attending the trail, many from out of town.

The year KOAST will be held from  24 – 26 October 2020  (during Labour Weekend). 2020 will see many new exhibitors who have not exhibited before, as well as artists from past years with new and exciting work to display.

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.

And of course the artists can be visited all year round – just check out their listing on this website and give them a call or email them.  Some have their studios open all year, others by appointment.

And if you’re from out of town and are looking for accommodation, you could choose from among our accommodation supporters.