Arts in the Park returns in December

Arts in the Park returns in December

Friday, November 15, 2013

On Saturday 7 December, Hawera’s picturesque King Edward Park will come alive with the popular Arts in the Park.  The day is filled with arts and crafts as people come from far and wide to display and sell their work.

Building on from the fantastic day in 2012, the dedicated food area will be back along with the children’s area including face painting, pony rides and bouncy castle.  The feature for the kids area will be the Kaitiaki Puppet Crew from Wellington. Children will be encouraged to create a small hand or rod puppet and take part in the puppet procession.

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift that is just a bit different or a new piece of art to hang on your wall then this is just the day for you.  With everything from handmade jewellery to paintings, woodturning to mosaic art, there is sure to be something for everyone.

“The park comes alive with arts and crafts people and their creations are spread throughout.  It’s great to be able to see the artworks being created as well as linger with those pieces on display” says Jody Bloor, South Taranaki Events Coordinator.

An entertainment stage will be set up this year next to the Oriental garden and there will be other roving performances throughout the day spread through the park.

The day runs from 10am-4pm at King Edward Park Hawera.  If the weather is unsuitable on the Saturday, the postponement date is Sunday 8 December.

If you are interested in having a stall at this event, please contact Event Coordinator Jody Bloor by emailing jody.bloor@stdc.govt.nz or calling (06) 278 0646.