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Visit one of our galleries featuring local artwork.

Mahara Gallery

Kāpiti Coast's public art gallery has at least six major exhibitions a year in a wide range of media reflecting contemporary arts and cultural heritage-based projects. The gallery shows art from Kāpiti-based and New Zealand-wide artists. Mahara Gallery is in Waikanae, opposite the Waikanae Library.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 1pm – 4pm.

Artel Gallery

Close to Mahara Gallery in the Waikanae town centre, Artel is a gallery and design store featuring local works from the Kāpiti Coast, as well as pieces from around New Zealand.

Established in 2009 as an artist collective, Artel represents over one hundred artists and makers. Run by artists Maude Heath and Ronda Thompson, with artist and tutor John Cornish running classes throughout the year.

Open 7 days from 10am.

Big Mac Slabs Furniture Creative Centre

Stimulate your imagination and experience the diversity of art, gifts, jewellery, homewares and furniture on display. 6+

The Creative Centre has more than 30 artists showcasing their work throughout the year and over the Arts Trail, featuring some of our “Resident Artists”; Paula Peters, Caren & Derek Ashford, JoAnna Mere, Andrea Liemburg and Sheryl Gibbs. The Centre has a specific area showing all the artists on the trail, so you can develop your trail.

All manner of mediums such as wood, glass, steel, pottery, oil & acrylic, precious metals & gems are utilised to create indoor and outdoor art, sculpture, Furniture and jewellery.

The Creative Centre has plenty of parking in the extensive grounds that is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and has a children’s play area available for young children.

Open 7 Days a week 10 am to 4pm.

Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Artspace Art Collective

You can find Artspace Art Collective in Ōtaki on State Highway 1 (on the left as you head north). Housed in the old courthouse, the gallery has regular guest artists and sells a range of arts and crafts.

Seaside galleries in Paraparaumu Beach

You can find two galleries in Paraparaumu Beach.

Internationally acclaimed oil artist Shona Moller has been working at her beachfront studio for the past two decades. You can find Shona Moller Gallery at 22 Marine Parade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment.

Nearby Basement Art Works Gallery in Seaview Road hold four-week exhibitions of artists of all styles for solo or combined exhibitions. Open on Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

Paekākāriki art hub

Paekākāriki has its own art hub upstairs in the Holtom Building. This building used to be a sewing factory but now is home to a number of artists including Alan Wehipeihana whose varied work includes furniture made from old books.

Fans of the arts will also enjoy the 1.5km Arts Walk [PDF 736kb] around the village, which showcases local talent and celebrates poets and artists past and present.

Art hub usually open Friday to Sunday.

Tutere Gallery

Tutere Gallery and Creative Space is located in the heart of Waikanae Beach.The wide range of artwork from primarily local artists is showcased beautifully within the character filled interior of the original 1927 building. An equally important part of the gallery is its creative space which hosts a range of exciting classes and workshops over the year. Tutere Gallery and Creative Space was founded on a philosophy of connection. Connecting people to the art works and artists, connecting people to the physical act of creating and connecting people with each other and this spectacular place we call home. The gallery is open from Friday through to Sunday from 10 am or by appointment. Check the website for up to date class and workshop information.