Visually inspiring, the volcanic landscape of Taranaki, with its ring of wild west coast beaches, green paddocks, myriads of streams and bush covered slopes, provides a beautiful backdrop to a fascinating weekend annual event held in June each year.

Established in 2014 the Taranaki Arts Trail provides the public with the unique opportunity to meet with over 60 artists in their studio/workshops. Ultimately, the aim of the Taranaki Arts Trail is to build a greater understanding in the community of the processes involved and the skills required, in creating a work of art.

To assist the visitor with planning their self-guided tour of the Taranaki Arts Trail, it has been divided geographically into 4 smaller sections. These are North, East, South, and West. Admission is free.

The artist's studios and workshops are open from 9.30 to 4.30 on the weekend of June 10/11  2017. 

A handy brochure sectioned into North, East, South and West and accompanying fold out map showing the locations of the 2017 Taranaki Arts Trail artists will be available from April onwards at Information Centers, libraries, participating artists and local cafes. Please also feel free to contact us directly and we can send you your own copy.

The Taranaki Arts Trail is an Incorporated Society and its committee are responsible for ensuring a professionally organised trail for 2017 and beyond. 

The 2017 Taranaki Arts Trail committee members are:


2017 Taranaki Arts Trail Co-ordinator - Emma Crofskey