Hit the trail and enjoy art easel-y

Publish Date : 01 Mar 2024
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Art lovers will again be able to hit the Clevedon Art Trail when artists throw open their studios on the weekend of March 16-17.

Franklin Local Board chair Angela Fulljames says the trail is into its eight year and is going from strength to strength, with an opening on Friday March 15 from 5-8pm at Hallertau in Clevedon providing a peek of what’s on offer.

“We contribute through our arts broker programme because our artistic community is very much part of what makes Clevedon the place that it is.

“The trail brings substantial numbers of visitors, and with the Hunua Trail for cyclists also up and running, is part of what makes Clevedon such a popular destination venue.”

Visitors can drive to studios within easy reach of the village to see free demonstrations and exhibitions.

Within walking distance in the village are Art industry - James and Cheryl Wright’s gallery featuring the work of 35 established and emerging artists.

Nearby Clevedon Creatives + Co is brimming with the creations of local and New Zealand artists and over the weekend will come alive with demonstrations.

Costume maker Gracie Matthews will be at the Clevedon District Centre, where you can try your hand at vintage hand-crank sewing, while a short drive to McNicol homestead showcases the Clevedon Art Group’s talents.

The Wild Fermentary hosts an exhibition at the door and landscape artist Helen Morrison has a free adult beginners’ landscape workshop at 1pm on Saturday - book at morrison.helen@gmail.com.

At 331 North Road Katie Blundell shows her contemporary artwork, also home to the Riverhaven Artland sculpture park.

The trail is supported and funded by the Franklin Local Board and Auckland Council. For further details and updates please see www.clevedonarttrail.co.nz

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