Your easy guide to the Raglan Arts Weekend [+ video]

In case you missed it (or you’re new around these parts)… the Raglan Arts Weekend is our annual open studio tour. The lockdown meant we couldn’t hold it over Easter as usual, but we’re back! It’s now at Labour Weekend – the 24th to 26th of October.

Here’s your guide to the Raglan Arts Weekend in 3 easy steps.

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Step 1: Get to Raglan

Follow State Highway 23 west, the sound of waves, the smell of fish and chips, and you can’t miss us!

Step 2: Plan your trail

There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can hop online and explore the artist profiles on the Raglan Arts Weekend website. Here, you’ll find links to personal websites and social media so you can see what we’ve been up to lately.

Or, when you’re in Raglan, visit the Old School Arts Centre at 5 Stewart Street. This is where you can pick up a trail map and see artworks from all participating artists in the Preview Exhibition.

Most studios will be open 10am–5pm, but some close at 3pm, and some only open Saturday and Sunday so you’ll have to plan for this.

Ailene in front of a wall of artworks at the Raglan Arts Weekend Preview Exhibition.
At the Raglan Arts Weekend Preview Exhibition, on now at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.

Step 3: Visit the studios!

There are a lot of studios within walking distance of the main township and the rest are in clusters not far away. Keep an eye out for the pink and turquoise flags.

If you need a hand getting around or want someone else to do the driving, contact Raglan Shuttles for info about their shuttles and day tours.

Me? I’ll be at the Nau Mai Business Park, just out of Raglan, on Saturday and Sunday. Drop past and say hi. I’d love to see you!