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Art In the Park - Summer Arts Festival


  • Wed 24 Jan 2024, 3:00pm–6:00pm


All Ages


Listed by

Arts Whakatane

Toi Mana - Art Power,

This is a highly anticipated event happening soon in our community. Join renowned artists Joanne Black, Kerry Limmer, Tania Lakehurst, and Poppy Janaskuul as they bring their creative expertise to this incredible festival. One of the highlights of the festival is the Free Children's Art Workshop, where young art enthusiasts can explore their imagination under the guidance of experienced artists. It's important to note that children attending the workshop must be accompanied by an adult, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

To make the most of the event, don't forget to pack a sunhat and a drink bottle, as it promises to be a sun-filled day of fun and creativity. And when hunger strikes, satisfy your taste buds with a delicious sausage sizzle, adding a savory touch to your artistic adventure.

Art in the Park offers a range of activities that cater to all ages and interests. Engage in the beautiful art of flax weaving or be entertained by the Balloon Man as he works his magic, shaping balloons into impressive creations that will captivate you. The festival also features various children's games, perfect for little ones to enjoy with their newfound friends.

The vibrant sounds of the Ukulele Band will fill the park, adding a rhythmic and cheerful atmosphere to the event. And for those looking for a touch of glamour, indulge in some face and nail painting, allowing your inner artist to shine through.

Halo, Coffee Cart will be present to keep you energised with their delicious beverages, the perfect accompaniment to a day filled with creativity and excitement. Additionally, the Interact Group will be showcasing their talents, providing an interactive experience that will leave you inspired.

Other activities:

The EBOP_ELELES (ukulele band) will be performing again.

Free BBQ sausages will be available

The balloon man will make animals out of balloons.

The Halo (conservation) group will have a display and offer activities.

Beryl Wilson will offer a dance activity.

Students from the Interact clubs of Trident and Whakatāne High Schools will assist and

offer nail and face painting.

The Joecool coffee and shaved ice-cream cart will be on site.

There will be an opportunity to view a large miniature railway display in the garage of

an adjacent property.

Children’s games are offered

For more information about this exciting festival, don't hesitate to contact Sue at 0277799447. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of art, culture, and creativity at Art in the Park - Summer Arts Festival - Toi Mana.

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