Kia ora welcome to the Open Studios Waitākere website. 

This year’s event will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, 10am - 4pm.

We’re thrilled to have over 70 artists involved, and 50 studios from Huia to Henderson Valley, Titirangi to Te Henga. 

We've released the 2018 event brochure, and launched the full programme here online. We hope you enjoy choosing which artists and studios visit, as well as the exhibitions, events and workshops to take part in. 

From the 13th of November you can visit the Open Studios Preview Exhibition at Lopdell House, Titirangi, featuring artwork from participating artists. We also recommend booking early if you'd like to join one of the Open Studios Bus Tours. These tours are a great way to see a variety of artist's studios. Tours are approximately 5 hours in duration and include a packed lunch. Full details and bookings under ‘How to Visit Studios’.

Sign-up to our Open Studios Waitakere Newsletter and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

In the lead up to the event, we'll be sharing a few photo interviews - giving you a sneak preview and introducing you to why the experience of meeting artists in their own creative spaces is so inspiring!    

Enjoy planning your Open Studios Weekend.

Best regards, 
Renée Tanner - Event Manager

ABOUT  Open Studios Waitākere

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. With over 70 artists involved, and 50 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 we recommend having 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 creative workshops, a film screening and exhibitions.  

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 (see the menu above). 

Before the event, you can pick up 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

This event is funded and supported by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board