Another successful Artist Open Studios has come to an end and
we look forward to our 2022 event the first two weekends in March.
In the meantime our artists are open by appointment so give them a call if you would like to visit.
Our Showcase Exhibition at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach ends on Sunday 2 May 2021.
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 artists open studios provides 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, including 2 art groups and 7 new members, are ready to welcome you to their studios. All bring 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.
Click above for maps and your copy of the 2021 guide
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.