Community, enterprise and public galleries are open all year and are all presenting something special for ARTS FEST.
Lysaght Watt Gallery
4-6 Union Street, Hāwera
Open: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm
Hāwera's community art gallery presents World of Stitches, a biennial exhibition of embroidery by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft Guild and Creative Fibre artists from Stratford, Eltham & Hawera. Guest exhibitors are the Taranaki Creative Stitchers. Situated next to the town square, the gallery curates and hosts monthly exhibitions and runs the national Lysaght Watt Gallery Awards in May each year.
205a High Street, Hāwera
Open: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm,
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Showcasing established and emerging creative talents, Quirky Fox invites both local and international artists to be part of its carefully curated range. Many of the international artists are exclusively stocked by Quirky Fox, while emerging New Zealand talents are also encouraged to become part of the Quirky Fox family of artists and designers. The award winning gallery and online store introduces new artists each month and holds regular exhibitions.
The Bank Room
44 Bedford Street, SH3, Pātea
Open: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am -2.00pm
The Bank Room is a collaboration between husband and wife Kevin & Michaela, housed in Pātea’s old Bank of New Zealand building built in 1874. Organic, fairtrade Devils Cup Coffee (espresso, roasted coffee beans) and a gallery featuring hand-printed artwork and occasional homewares by monthly guest artists and in-house printmaker MB Stoneman. Restored to enhance the hand-crafted features and native timbers, The Bank Room has a focus on ethical and environmental values to ensure products are good for everyone.
The Village Gallery
166 High Street, Eltham
Open: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 3.00pm
Featuring Pottery Plus, an exhibition of
pottery and mixed media works for the
garden and home by Margaret Foley, Donna Hitchcock and Robyn Smaller. The Gallery
Shop stocks a wide range of art and crafts
created by gallery members.
Hāwera Creative Space
20 Union street, Hāwera
Open: Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 3.00pm
An inclusive community space offering art
classes for children and adults, a dedicated gallery area and art library. Check the Workshops page for a range of creative classes to enjoy, run by experienced tutors in a friendly studio environment. The exhibition theme for Arts Fest is 'Takeaway', with all art for sale under $100.
86 Tasman Street, Opūnake
Open: Weds - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Showcasing Taranaki made art, design and gifts, Kete Aronui is a gallery and online store with quality items from emerging and established local makers. The space is constantly evolving with new works of art, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, prints, greenstone, cards, artisan food and coffee beans available. Kete Aronui also organise workshops year round. Guest artists share their passion and skills with art enthusiasts; beginners and experts alike.
56b Egmont street, SH3, Pātea
Open: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Local artist Samantha Murphy and Luther Ashford present locally made quality Māori art and crafts, gifts and souvenirs in their gallery. Works on display include poi, jewellery, taniko, harakeke weaving and contemporary digital works.