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Local Art
That You'll Love


 Welcome to Mercury Bay Art Escape 2023 

Mercury Bay Art Escape is your chance to visit 40 artists in the stunning coastal area of the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, from Matarangi to Hikuai.

The annual artists' open studios in the first two weekends of March each year, with a rich and eclectic mix of art mediums provides a unique opportunity to visit and chat with member artists in their studios, see their work in progress, find what inspires them and what new art they are working on and buy direct from their studio.


Attend the Gala Opening on Friday 3 March at Hot Waves café and hear guest speaker Lynda Hallinan.

See the Showcase exhibition at Hot Waves Café, Hot Water Beach from 5 March to 11 April 2023.


Gala Opening

Friday 3 March 2023

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Open Studios

4-5 & 11-12 March 2023

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Take a road trip, explore the creative arts, see the Whitianga Street Art, and enjoy our world-renowned tourist attractions, spectacular scenery, cafes, breweries, and vineyards.


If you miss the March Open Studios our artists are open by appointment during the year and welcome a visit.

Artists in focus


Our Vibrant Arts Scene

"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"

Contact Artists here to plan a studio visit. Artists are open by appointment throughout the year.

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