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Mercury Bay Art Escape - Artists Open Studios

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The Mercury Bay Art Escape is now in its 13th year. The festival of art showcases artists throughout the Mercury Bay and Coromandel over the 10 days from 6 March through to 15 March offer something for everyone.

It all kicks off with the Gala Opening Night being held at Hot Waves Café from 6pm on 6 March, this is also the venue for Artist-In-Residence where each day you will be able to enjoy meeting one of the artists in residence and learn more about their work, philosophy and process.

The Artist Open Studios are open from 10:00am until 4:00pm on Saturday, 7 March and Sunday, 8 March and again the following weekend on Saturday, 14 March and Sunday, 15 March. This self-guided art trail will take you to artist studios in Tairua, Whenuakite and Coroglen, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cooks Beach, Flaxmill Bay and Ferry Landing, Whitianga and Kuatonunu.

The open studios provide a wonderful opportunity to see the artists in their studios, to see their work in progress, find what inspires them and what new art they are working on.  It also gives you the chance to buy original work from some of the best artists in Mercury Bay direct from their studios.

The Festival of Arts Chasing Mercury Workshops run in Whitianga from 7 March through to 15 March. There are a multitude of workshops to choose from - mixed media painting and collage, mosiacs, flax weaving, watercolour, charcoal and acrylics, cold wax medium, pastel, photography and more.

On 13 March there will be a music and showcase night at Hot Waves Café from 6:00pm. The Showcase Exhibition at Hot Waves Café runs from 7 March right through until Easter Monday (April 13th). 

And on 14 March you’ll be able to meet all the artists at Hotties Beachfront Eatery from 6.30pm.

This year’s Mercury Bay Art Escape is bigger and better than ever with more artists, more events, and more on offer for everyone. Get your friends together and take a road trip and explore the creative arts of the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula this March.

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