Two Great Arts Trail Weekends!

Starts tomorrow

By Kate Hartmann, of the Tutere Gallery, Waikanae Beach


Kapiti’s annual Arts Trail kicks off this Saturday the 28th of October at 10:00 am.

The trail which has been running for 17 years showcases a diverse range of artists from Paekakariki in the South all the way through to Otaki in the North.

The Arts Trail now runs over two weekends, this year the 28th/29th of October and 4th/5th of November, to give people a chance to visit as many artists as possible.

You can download a guide to the trail here:


All happening at Tutere Gallery

Tutere Gallery has been very busy of late sourcing and receiving new works from local artists in preparation for the trail.  We have ensured that visitors to the gallery will see new, high quality offerings that they won’t see elsewhere on the Coast.

For example there will be a series of night time images (astro photography) that have been captured by Mark Russell both of Kapiti and Great Barrier Island that we are thrilled to show here for the first time.

We are also very pleased to host local bird man, Mik Peryer as he launches his book the “Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal” on Saturday the 28th at 2.00 pm.  Talented painter and illustrator, Vanessa Owens, will also be here at this time and you will be able to chat to her about the book illustrations and about the fabulous bird paintings she has on show in the gallery.

Tutere Gallery will have slightly extended hours during the trail and will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm both weekends and we hope to see you here.

Tutere Gallery & Creative Space

48 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach