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Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
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Kāpiti Arts Trail

Planning has already started for the Kāpiti Arts Trail on 28/29 October and 4/5 November 2017.

Registrations for artists, hubs and galleries wanting to participate will open on 3 April 2017 and we'll have all the information and forms on this page so you can apply online.

Follow the Kāpiti Arts Trail on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsTrailKapiti/

The Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17 is still current. Download it or pick up a copy for maps and descriptions of the artists who took part in last year's trail and those artists who welcome visitors all year round.

Last year's arts trail (29/30 Oct & 5/6 Nov 2016) brought the district alive with colour and creativity with art showcased in 62 studios, four hubs (featuring 19 artists) and 13 galleries. Mediums included sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, glass art, tiles, masks, fibre creations, drawings, prints, collage, mosaics, carvings, weaving, photography, totem poles and furniture.

The two-weekend format, which has been in place for two years, gives visitors more time to plan days out looking at all the art on offer, talking to the artists taking part and experiencing the creativity of the coast.  

The trail has been running for 16 years, involving artists the length of the district from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki and has become one of Kāpiti's most significant cultural events.

Kāpiti Arts Trail 2016 in the news:

Kāpiti Arts Trail 2017 application

Applications will open on 3 April and close Monday 15 May 2017

Kāpiti Arts Guide 2017 application

Applications will open on 3 April and close Monday 15 May 2017

Artists, Studios & Galleries

There are many artists and studios to visit from Ōtaki to Paekākāriki. Many of these are listed in the Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17 and most of them are open all-year round. Check out their details and images of their work.

Maps for locating artists, studios & galleries

Decide which artists, studios & galleries you would like to visit, then find their exact location on one of our maps. Or go to the map(s) of where you want to go to see what artists are exhibiting in those areas!

Kāpiti Arts Guide 2016/17

Download a copy of the 2016/16 Kāpiti Arts Guide and visits artists all year round and enjoy the Kāpiti Arts Trail.

Kāpiti Arts Trail 2016 photo gallery

Check out our photos of artists and visitors around the trail!