29th & 30th October and 5th & 6th November
Oakura artists are opening up their studios to the public. Enjoy a large variety of local talent, workshops, demonstrations and opportunities to have a look behind the scenes and purchase a unique piece of art.
Established in 2003, the Oakura Arts Trail continues to represent local artists wishing to share their creativity with the public.
In 2013 the Trail went through a revival because of much new talent settling in this vibrant coastal town, just a short drive west from New Plymouth.
Coinciding with Taranaki’s Garden Festival at the end of October and first week of November, the Trail is an exciting addition to visitors’ itineraries. Many of the artists have a long history, some enjoying international and national recognition. Emerging artists present exciting new concepts and fresh approaches to traditional and non-traditional skills. All are happy to welcome you into their home studios and tell their stories.
All studios are open both weekends of the Taranaki Garden Festivals, 29th & 30th October and 5th & 6th November 10am-4pm, with some artists open seven days a week.
Many offer workshops for all ages whyilst others host group visits throughout the year. Check out our workshop and exhhibition section so you don’t miss out. Posters are also on display on our information board next to the Oakura pharmacy.
Oakura offers a variety of restaurants and cafes. Butlers Reef Hotel has many stories to tell. You can stock up at the 4Square, fill up at the BP station and shop at the Crafty Fox gift gallery. The Oakura Holiday Camp is just a few steps from the Tasman Sea. You can picnic at Corbett Park, by the Oakura river or take a walk along the lovely beach. Play a round at Kaitake Golf Club or tramp through Lucy’s Gully to round off your day.
Take the Surf Highway from New Plymouth or Hawera and look for our large turquoise and yellow flags
We look forward to welcoming you!