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Summer Arts Festival 2023/2024

12/12/23  to 30/04/24
1st December 2023 to 30 April 2024
Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of artistic experiences. From captivating exhibitions to thought-provoking performances, interactive workshops to engaging talks, the Summer Art Festival offers a kaleidoscope of opportunities to explore, engage, and ignite your passion for the arts.


Apr 30, 2024

Posted on

Dec 12, 2023

Event type:

Art , Cultural , Festival , Multidisciplinary ,




Whakatāne & Ōhope


Bay of Plenty ,

Written by

Arts Whakatāne
Dec 12, 2023


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 

Arts Whakatāne


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.


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