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​Weekends of 5th - 6th and 12th - 13th March 2022

Mercury Bay Art Escape is an enriching and engaging visual art experience for locals and visitors to the region.

Visit 50+ artists centred around the picturesque coastal area of Mercury Bay on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, encompassing the areas of Hikuai, Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Whitianga, Kuaotunu, Rings Beach and Opito Bay.

The annual artist's open studios provide a unique opportunity to visit member artists in their studios, to see their work in progress, find what inspires them and what new art they are working on.  It also gives you the chance to buy original work from some of the best artists in Mercury Bay direct from their studios.

The artists make up a rich and eclectic mix of the arts including potters, sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers, flax weavers, woodworkers, mosaic artists, jewellers, a glass artist and a furniture maker.


When our vibrant arts scene is combined with world renowned tourist attractions, spectacular beaches and scenery, we have a winning formula for locals and visitors alike. Stop at one of our supporting café, galleries or vineyards between your studio visits and rest at comfortable accommodation to recharge your art appreciation batteries.

A free guide for the 2022 Art Escape will be available at local i-sites and these locations and includes location and contact details of all our exhibiting artists or download here.

Go to the Artist's page and view all our artists and art groups who are listed by location, name or art medium.

Many thanks to the generosity and support of our business sponsors and partners.