2019 Dates TBC - These Open Studio weekends are held every year over the first 2 weekends in March and draw many art loving visitors to the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula. Encompassing the areas of Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Whitianga and Kuaotunu, the art studios are open from 10am until 4pm.
Mercury Bay Art Escape artists present a wide range of art and craft media, including woodwork, pottery, sculpture, hand forged knives, lamp-worked glasswork, flax weaving, mosaics, painting, photography, printmaking and much more.
TJ McNamara, the well-known NZ Herald art reviewer will be the guest speaker at the Gala. All of Mercury Bay Art Escape’s 45 members will be exhibiting and the showcase will be on display until Easter Monday.
For tickets to the Gala Opening, Michael Smither Film Evenings and details for the Artists’ Open Studios go to www.mercurybayartescape.com