Welcome to the Whakatāne Summer Art Festival!
Since 1985, Arts Whakatāne has been proudly hosting the renowned Summer Art Festival, an eagerly anticipated highlight on the Whakatāne summer calendar. What started as a single-event art exhibition has blossomed into an extended season of the arts, celebrated each year from December to April
Find out more here over on our website or on the event listings below
Events brought to you by Arts Whakatāne
Art in the Park - 24th January
Jazz in the Park - 27th January
Dance Festival - 3rd February
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - 17th February - 6th April
Te Ara Toi | Open Studio Weekend - 2nd - 3rd March
Local Mural - TBC (Currently calling artist submissions here)
Events brought to you by our creative community here
Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious about the wonders of artistic expression, the Whakatāne Summer Art Festival invites you to be part of this vibrant celebration. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and prepare on a journey of artistic discovery that will leave you inspired, enriched, and forever connected to the beauty of the arts.