Visitors of our lovely Taranaki beach town quickly realise that we are pretty arty bunch of people living in what must be one of the nicest beaches in New Zealand.
It seems that most of the artists came in the 70-80s for the great outdoors, warm micro climate and amazing surf. Just 12 km south of New Plymouth we have a great view towards the New Plymouth sugar loaf islands and the green hills of Mt Taranaki. The first Oakura Arts Trail has been established in 2003 by a small group of artists. A resuscitation in 2013 is seeing this trail now thriving and growing by the year. A colourful group artists who work within different mediums are opening up their studios every year to the public. Within two weekends visitors can wander through their work spaces and showrooms, meet the artist and join workshops. Our goldsmith is showing off his skill of setting a gemstone and joining a ring this year. A lot of stock will be for sale and new collections are ready to go on display. Groups of all ages are welcome to join us and have a look behind our workbench.
For our all year round arts trail please contact our artists individually or check out their pages for opening hours.
The next 2016 open studio weekends are:
29th October & 30 October and 5th & 6th November