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Local Art
That You'll Love


Mercury Bay Art Escape 2024

Weekends of 2 and 3 March and the 9 and 10 March 2024

Gala Opening on Friday, 1 March, 6pm at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach

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.

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

Click here for artists' details.



Opening Speaker for 2024

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Emma Jones - Report

Recipient of 2023 Scholarship


Successful Gala Opening

Friday 3 March 2023

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Winner - Jane Parson

People's Choice Award 2023

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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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