An arty weekend in Paraparaumu

Paraparaumu is the Civic centre of Kāpiti and contains the district's main shopping centre, while Paraparaumu Beach is a beautiful seaside village with lots of original charm. There really is something for everyone. Here's all you need to know for a fantastic weekend on the Kāpiti Coast.


Paraparaumu is home to more than a dozen award-winning artists! There is so much quality art on the Kāpiti Coast that you'll want to come for both weekends of the Art Trail.

Award-Winning Painters

There are so many talented painters on the Kāpiti Coast including these artists who call Paraparaumu home:

Gill Allsop

Marion Henderson

Ronda Thompson

Kāpiti Art Studio

 Debbie Graham

Ellen Hodgetts

Elisabeth Vullings

Jaki Marston 

Dee Warring

Award-winning Sculptors

Storm Davenport's pieces are bold, textured ceramics created through ancient firing techniques combined with modern art practices and compelling, arresting paintings.  

Ben CaldwellMaster in Fine Arts, creates fascinating sculptures from everyday items including plastic children's toys. Be surprised and delighted!

Rebecca Neal - Ceramic Artist

Unique, eclectic, tactile, colourful, high-quality pottery and ceramics created in a lovely rural setting by an experienced ceramic artist.

Karolina Stus - Photographer & Jeweller

Karolina is a Master of Photography & 2020 Expressive photographer who focuses on capturing abstract landscapes. She also makes delicate wooden jewellery. Karolina says that her jewellery can bring joy and her photography brings back memories and creates connections.