Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Monday, November 21, 2011

On Saturday 3rd December, Hawera’s picturesque King Edward Park will come alive with arts and crafts people as they come from far and wide to display and sell their work. Don’t miss out on this year’s Arts in the Park.

Building on from the fantastic day in 2010, the dedicated food area will be back along with the children’s area and an entertainment stage. The Travelling Tuataras - Jill Walker and Brian Potiki - will be back to entertain the children. They are community artists, song writers and performers from Rotorua, their drumming circles last year were very popular and the children had a great time creating music.

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 corrugated iron animals to paintings, wooden toys 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 a thrill to be able to see the artworks being created as well as linger with those pieces on display” says Tarin Hunt, South Taranaki i-SITE and Events Coordinator.

An entertainment stage will be set up this year with other roving performances throughout the day spread through the park.

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

Please contact Tarin ( if you would like a stall there on the day. There are no stall fees, although this opportunity is open to handmade arts and crafts (eg. knitting, weaving, carving, painting, iron sculpture, wood work etc) rather than for second hand or mass produced goods.