Open Studios Waitākere is a weekend opportunity for artists resident in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area to open their studios to the public. 

Each year over 60 artists are involved, and 40 studios from Piha to Glen Eden, 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.  

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, children's workshops, exhibitions and artist talks.    

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 we'll keep you in the loop with developments and announcements leading up to this year's event to be held on the Sat 18th and Sun 19th Nov, 10am - 4pm.  Artist Registrations for this year's event is NOW OPEN, with full event details here on the website around Sept. To register visit the page: 2017 ARTIST REGISTRATION

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

For all enquiries please contact event manager Renee Tanner by email or phone 0211496707