Artists and venue holders are invited to write about their venues, tell other artists about groups they may be interested in, upcoming art trails, awards, exhibitions, presentations, reminders, announcements, auctions, news, reviews or "self-portraits".
The Kāpiti Arts Trail is upon us and we are even more excited to see the huge range of art and artists we will be visiting over the two weekends of the Arts Trail. With over 100 listings in the Kāpiti Arts Guide, we showcase art that is traditional or cutting edge, soul-soothing or challenging, comfortable or provocative, decorative, awe-inspiring or functional.
You can plan your trip using the online information and map or the printed Guide, available from libraries and i-sites and many venues in Kāpiti and the Greater Wellington and neighbouring regions, and many other venues. Look out for the flags and signs pointing the way to the artists and galleries! Please note that there may be a few road diversions because of expressway and other road work: we will note these under the relevant artist's web page.
Somewhere on the Trail, fill out the tear-out coupon in the middle of the printed Guide and pop it into a collection box at one of the sites you visit during the Trail, to be entered into a prize draw for an artwork of your choice. (There will be extra coupons at a number of the sites if you don't have a printed Guide). Filling out the coupon will help us keep count of our visitors numbers. Even if you don't wish to enter the draw, we'd appreciate each visitor filling out your name, town, and opinion of the Trail.
If you would like to focus on one artform this year, click on the link above to view our poster set of artists arranged by medium. This is a guide as many of our artists do work in more than one medium. You can view the artists' individual pages to see the full range of media each artist works in.
Keep your eyes out for news of artists and their work, and also information about Arts Trail deals and discounts offered by Kāpiti businesses, on our Kāpiti Arts Trail Facebook and Instagram page. You can also contact us for information. Visitors to Kāpiti for the Arts Trail can experience some of our wonderful natural features and also our growing number of great eating places. Thanks to all the Kāpiti businesses who are supporting the Arts Trail with these offers including discounts on meals, "Arts Trail tours", and accommodation offers.
About Kāpiti and its artists
Kāpiti is a wonderful environment for our large number of artists, many of whom have moved here to draw inspiration from the beautiful bush-clad hills, fantastic parks and rivers, and wide-open beaches, and of course the iconic and mysterious Kāpiti Island. The cultural heritage of Kāpiti is also strongly represented on the Arts Trail this year, with participants working in traditional and contemporary Ngā Toi Māori, and a new Hub set in the historic Lindale Village.