Beautiful regions and places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, including Constable, Cezanne, van Gogh and of course Monet’s own gardens. Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Northland, is well known for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, lovely walks and its citrus and kiwi fruit orchards.
There’s so much more to this fascinating region with many very talented New Zealand artists calling this lovely area home. Each year the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail has created a wonderful vehicle for this region’s artists, guest artists and for visitors and art collectors to enjoy their talent.
The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail offers visitors a wonderful artistic experience. Visiting the exhibitors in their studios can really give a unique and interesting perspective on a place and add greatly to its attraction.
Visitors attending the artist’s studios and galleries, help to support artists in their chosen profession. Visiting their studios enables artists to grow their customer base, and sell their artwork directly to art lovers and other interested parties. Each artist has something very special to offer a visitor.
So, do join us in the North – take a leisurely drive through the beauty of Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands, and discover our artists in their creative environments. You could couple this experience with a Weekend Getaway, and a visit to one of the many boutique restaurants, cafes or wineries in the area.
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