Publishers of a new guide aimed at showcasing West Auckland’s thriving arts destination want to help you explore the west’s cultural attractions.
The Great West Auckland Arts Guide, developed by Te Uru, features more than 30 West Auckland arts organisations and highlights events and places to visit in West Auckland.
The guide provides information on creative opportunities for locals within their own neighbourhoods or nearby as well as promoting the west as a destination for high quality art and entertainment for visitors.
Te Uru director Andrew Clifford says that the guide is a brilliant resource that should generate more activity for our arts organisations.
“From the Olympic Park Sculpture Trail in Whau through to the Open Studios Waitākere event, the Great West Auckland Arts Guide is an invaluable tool for people interested in the arts out west.
“We have a vibrant, engaging artistic scene with so much going on, its fantastic to be able to pull so much information into one place.
“Not only does the guide provide information about each organisation, but it contains a helpful map to show where each place of interest and organisation is.
“Each organisation is doing amazing things but it’s not always easy to be individually noticed outside the immediate neighbourhood.
“By working together, we can demonstrate a mighty creative force and promote everyone’s mahi to show how much is happening across the west. There is no charge to participating arts organisations, we only ask that they add their voice to the combined promotion of the dynamic region we share.
Where to find it
Brochures are available from Te Uru and other West Auckland arts facilities or libraries. Or follow the Arts West Auckland Facebook page for more information and regular event announcements:
The guide has been funded by the Lopdell Trust with support from the Henderson-Massey, Whau and Waitākere Ranges Local Boards.