Artists Open Studios

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Take a road trip and explore the scenic Eastern Coromandel Peninsula where you can enjoy art to your heart’s content. Enjoy the studios and art at your own pace. Meet the artists, see what they are producing, buy directly from the artist.

Our artists look forward to meeting you during the Open Studio weekends or any other time by appointment.

The ever popular Artists Open Studio weekends are held every year over the first 2 weekends in March and draw many art-loving visitors to the stunning coastal area of Mercury Bay on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula. This stunning self-drive art tour includes Hikuai, Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Whitianga, Kuaotunu, Rings Beach and Opito Bay.

6-7 and 13-14 March 2021

** Extra dates Easter Weekend 3-4 April **

Open 10am to 4pm - free entry

The 2021 guide is available now!

Pick up your FREE 2021 Art Guide at the artist studios or at I-sites and galleries on the Coromandel Peninsula. Stop at one of our many cafés, galleries or vineyards between your studio visits and rest at comfortable accommodation to recharge your art appreciation batteries.


Alternatively click on the buttons above to download a copy of the complete guide.  This is quite a large file so we also have individual maps of each area that are easier to print and can help you plan your own tour of the Art Escape.

Look out for the the official blue
Art Escape flag at each studio.