Raglan Arts Weekend is held on Auckland Anniversary Weekend each year (the last weekend in January). The Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street has inside booths manned by the artists. Visitors make the Old School their first port of call for the Arts Weekend before visiting artists with open studios. As well as the art stalls there are food stalls running outside at the Old School.

Download your copy of the official 2017 Raglan Arts Weekend Guide HERE

Raglan Arts – Anniversary Weekend 2017

Inspiring Art and Tasty Food are on the menu over Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2017 (Saturday 28, Sunday 29, Monday 30 January) at the Raglan Arts Weekend and Little Food Fest

Simon Te Wheoro - one of the many Raglan artists with their studio open over Anniversary Weekend 2016 _Photo by Stuart Mackenzie low res

Simon Te Wheoro – one of the many Raglan artists with their studio open over Anniversary Weekend 2016 _Photo by Stuart Mackenzie low res

Raglan artists will throw open the doors of their studios during the long Anniversary Weekend for the town’s eighth annual Arts Weekend.  Over 36 artists will be exhibiting over the three days, showcasing an impressive range of painting, ceramics, photography,  jewellery and wearable art.

We’re delighted to welcome over ten new artists to this year’s Arts Weekend”, says arts facilitator Jacqueline Anderson. “Raglan has always attracted a creative group of people, but our popularity has soared recently and we’re thrilled that even more talented individuals now call our little town home.”

Those exhibiting at Raglan Arts Weekend for the first time include jewellery designer Sophie Lewis-Smith, whose intricate work featured in the movie The Hobbit; airbrush artist Dr Airbrush; and Sara Waugh, whose preferred medium is ink on paper.

They’ll be joining well-established Raglan artists like Simon Te Wheoro, Chris Meek, Sam Mathers, Jane Galloway and Miranda Jane Caird. Many of those participating will be exhibiting from their own studios, while others will be located within the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart Street.
Book these date in your diary Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2017 Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th January studios open 10am – 3pm.

For more information check our FB page Raglan Arts Weekend https://www.facebook.com/raglanart

“ The Exhibition is a great way to get a feel for each artist’s work, and we recommend starting your weekend here,” says Jacqueline. “Once you’ve had a browse and maybe placed a bid, you can pick up a copy of the Raglan Arts Weekend Guide and head out and explore.”

Another good reason to make a stop at the Old School is the Little Food Fest, featuring a tasty array of foods and beverages from local growers and producers. The Little Food Fest, was first added to the Arts Weekend in 2015 and proved an instant hit. Vendors dish up mouth-watering selection of treats, from shareable plates to home-made pies and all-natural ice-blocks, and they’ll also be live music to add to the festival experience.

Download your copy of the official 2017 Raglan Arts Weekend Guide HERE.

You can get a print copy at the Raglan i-SITE (15 Wainui Rd), the Raglan Old School Arts Centre (5 Stewart St), at Raglan cafes and galleries and other locations around the Waikato.

The Artists’ Open Studios are open for viewing on Saturday 30 January, Sunday 31 January and Monday 1 February, from 10am to 3pm. A select number of studios will be open until 5pm, see the Raglan Arts Weekend Guide for full details.

The Old School Exhibition and Silent Auction will be open daily from 16 January to 1 February, 10am-3pm.

The Little Food Fest takes place on from 10am to 3pm at the Old School Arts Centre.

You can also check out participating artists’ work via www.facebook.com/raglanart.

You can use the 2017 guide to visit studios at other times of the year. Please phone each studio first.

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