Kāpiti Arts Trail

Make sure you schedule time for the iconic Kāpiti Arts Trail - an annual event that has been showcasing incredible artistic talent for more than 20 years.

Kapiti Arts Trail

6/7 & 13/14 NOV 2021

2020 saw the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Kāpiti Arts Trail - a free annual event where artists across the district open their doors to share Kāpiti’s vibrant art scene.

Every year the two weekends of art immersion offer a rare glimpse into the studio spaces and workings of artists - all of whom are listed in the Kāpiti Arts Guide and can be visited year-round.

There's always something for everyone on the Arts Trail: painting in oils, watercolour or mixed media; fibre arts; ceramics; jewellery; photography; street art; digital art; tattoo; glass; and wood. Many artists demonstrate their creative process, and all have their art available for sale, it is a great way to support quality New Zealand artists.

Alongside demos, hubs and galleries to visit, the Arts Trail also features Index Exhibitions in each location. These pop-up exhibitions provide visitors with the chance to get a taste of artists’ artworks in a curated collection before visiting their studio.

You can pick up a beautifully produced Kāpiti Arts Guide with over 78 listings from community centres, libraries, and many other venues from early October, or plan your Trail online through the KCDC website and interactive map.

Stretching from Paekākāriki in the south (just 45 minutes from Wellington) to Ōtaki in the north, the arts trail also offers the perfect opportunity to check out Kāpiti’s delicious food scene, stunning walks and beaches, and enjoy many superb artists' gardens in Spring on the Trail.

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