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 over 20 years.
6/7 & 13/14 NOV 2021
Now in its 21st year, the Kāpiti Arts Trail is a free annual event that sees artists across the district open their doors to share Kāpiti’s vibrant art scene with art lovers and the art curious alike.
Nestled between the mighty Tararua Ranges in the east, and 40 km of coastline on the west lies the relatively undiscovered Kāpiti Coast. Less than 60 minutes' drive from Wellington, the Coast is a nature lovers' haven with full access to beaches, fantastic swimming, a marine reserve, many kilometres of tracks and trails for walking, cycling and horseriding and of course the must-visit Kapiti Island.
For the past 20 years, Kapiti Coast has hosted an annual dual-weekend Arts Trail every November. This self-guided trail sees artists throw open their studio doors and invite people in to see not only the works they have available to purchase but also the magic that goes into creating each unique piece. This, the 21st year of the Kāpiti Arts Trail, sees a number of new artists as well as many returning artists - in a delightful combination of both relatively unknown artists and also some globally recognized names.
The unique opportunity to visit artists in studio allows art lovers to really connect with the artists - an experience that adds meaning and depth to the art-artist-consumer relationship. It is this personal connection and the chance to choose your own journey that sees visitors returning to the Kāpiti Arts Trail year after year.