Planning is underway for Artists Open Studios 2022

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 March 2022 from 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 March 2022 from 10.00am - 4.00pm

Dive deep to explore the creative process.

Embark on an adventure to find the art that moves you! In this eclectic multimedia showcase of local talent, hundreds of artists will open their doors and share their unique craft over two weekends in March 2022.

As one of the largest, longest running and most diverse artist trails in the country, we invite you to come and meet some of New Zealand’s leading and emerging artists. Join us for our Launch, Friday 18 March with the all-studios showcase: 'Starting Point Exhibition’.

Some studios are open between the weekends and year round, so make sure to check out their profiles and look for the arrow and calendar icons.

Whanganui - Te Taonga Toi o Aotearoa, The Arts Destination of New Zealand.

Explore our stimulating artisanal spaces. Participate in events and workshops. Discover delicious tastes in our restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the history of our beautiful River City. Take home a taonga to enrich your space.

Latest News: Artists Information Evening

October 16, 2021
Artist: Jack Marsden-Mayer – Animal Driftwood Sculptures

Artists Open Studios trust would like to invite all artists for the 2022 information evening on:

Tuesday 19th October at

Bayleys – 158 Wicksteed Street,


Please RSVP to:

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Browse our diverse range of studios and artists now:


Photo: Miles Ward. Street Art: Daniel Mills


Each studio and artist registered to participate in the event has a profile page  here on the website, featuring a bio, images and contact details.

The Trail Guide is also available to help you plan your AOS experience, it is available to download for free below, or you can purchase for $5.00 per copy from the following locations;

iSite Whanganui - 31 Taupō Quay, Central, Whanganui

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui - 38 Taupō Quay, Central, Whanganui

QUARTZ, Museum of Studio Ceramics, 8 Bates Street, Central, Whanganui 

Inkt - 17 Victoria Avenue, Central, Whanganui

Paige's Book Gallery - 60 Guyton Street, Central, Whanganui

The Citadel, 14 Rangiora Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui

Gonville Library, 44 Abbot Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Red Door Gallery, 88 Putiki Drive, Putiki, Whanganui

There are also complimentary Trail Maps distributed across the region and country.


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Download the Trail guide:

Artists Open Studios 2021 may be over but many of our studios and galleries are open throughout the year. Download the 2021 Trail Guide and look out for the calendar icon that indicates studios open year round.

Complete the form to download a free PDF of the Artist Open Studios Trail Guide for 2021.

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