Open Studios Waitākere is an annual weekend opportunity for artists resident in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area to open their studios to the public. This year's event will be held over the weekend of 18 & 19 November.

With over 70 artists involved, and 40 studios from Huia to Henderson Valley, Titirangi to Te Henga, it's an inspiring weekend out and about! 

The weekend provides the opportunity to meet local artists, see art in action, purchase local artwork and learn about the creative process. Visit some of Waitākere's most celebrated artists including sculptors, painters, jewellers, illustrators, ceramic artists and photographers.  Many of the artists will have works for sale, so have some cash ready!

You can take a self-guided tour at your own pace with our Open Studios Map and mobile App, or jump on an Open Studios Bus Tour.  Enjoy a short break from your Open Studios touring and join us at the Lopdell Precinct for Events ranging from live music, a creative workshop, film screening and exhibitions.  Along the way visit one of the participating local cafes offering a $2 coffee (see the brochure for details)

To help you get to know some of the talented artists involved in past events, watch our Open Studios VIDEO below, and enjoy our Artist Interviews here on our website (see the menu above). 

Please sign-up to our Open Studios Waitakere Newsletter and join us on Facebook and Instagram and we'll keep you in the loop with developments and announcements leading up to this year's event.

Before the event, pick up a copy of our brochure at your local library, gallery or cafe, or email openstudioswaitakere@gmail.com to request a brochure by post.

For all enquiries please contact event manager Renee Tanner by email openstudioswaitakere@gmail.com or phone 0211496707