Art & Exhibitions

The Kāpiti Coast is well known for being home to a large number of incredibly talented artists working in all mediums. There are always exhibitions underway - especially with the wonderful "Art Everywhere" project.

Raku Day

3 Dec 2022
Otaki Pottery Club

47 Te Roto Rd

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Come along and see the magic happen!
At our public raku day you can come and choose a piece of bisque pottery, paint on your glaze and watch it being fired right before your eyes!
A fabulous interactive day for all ages.

Bisque ware shapes available for sale from 10 am with last sales 1 pm, we have to get them fired so 1pm is the cut off.
Birds, butterflies, hearts, dolphins, fish and many more to choose from

Scrumptious sausage sizzle on site

Paint and Wine Night - Moon on the Water

15 Dec 2022
Sunday Cantina

31 Poplar Avenue , Raumati South

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The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting on the Kapiti Coast! No previous painting experience is necessary.

Drinks are available for purchase. Sunday Cantina's menu will be available to purchase throughout the event.

What is Paintvine?

It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar setting. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

We provide all the materials you need (high-quality canvas, acrylic paint, brushes). All you need to bring is your creative spirit (or find some at the bottom of a glass). At the end of the night, you will leave with your own painting ready to hang up on your wall!

Festival of Pots and Garden Art 2023

20 – 25 Jan 2023
Anam Cara Gardens

150 Rangiuru Rd , Otaki Beach

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Since 2009, the annual Festival of Pots and Garden Art has been a celebrated opportunity where potters are able to exhibit and sell their work in a collective exhibition.

Set in an expansive garden setting on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, the festival features many forms of pottery and ceramics, from domestic wares to large sculptural pieces, alongside framed art works and works in wood, stone and steel. In addition, a full programme of artist demonstrations runs each day of the Festival. An on-site cafe will be offering tasty treats for a great day out! Free parking,

The following guest artists for the 2023 festival are:

• Lee Robinson, from Otaki is our guest painter. Lee paints in a detailed realistic style. Her exhibition a couple of years ago in the Otaki Museum building was very well received.

• Maria Brockhill from New Plymouth is our guest potter. Maria makes large sculptural pieces, decorative and brightly glazed.

• Bruce Winter is our guest sculptor. Bruce works in mixed media, producing large outdoor sculptures.

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