Great opportunities for artists at Raglan Arts Weekend 2017

By June 16, 2016 No Comments

Raglan Arts Weekend will once again return to Raglan over the Auckland Anniversary Weekend (Saturday 28 January to Monday 30 January 2017) and local artists are now invited to register for the event.

Running every year since 2009, this well-organised weekend is a much-anticipated fixture on the Raglan summer calendar and a wonderful opportunity to show your work to a wide and appreciative audience. The event is marketed extensively throughout the North Island and draws hundreds of arts lovers from both the local and wider area, many of whom book the weekend into their diaries months in advance.

Artists who took part in the 2016 event reported that as well as helping them sell their work, the weekend also enabled them to gain valuable feedback from art lovers and offered numerous networking opportunities.

If you are a local artist and expect to have new work available by January, there are two ways you can take part:

1) Exhibit from your studio, workshop or home.

2) Exhibit from an inside space at the Old School Arts Centre (only five spaces available, so register early if you’d like to secure one of these slots).

To give participating artists even more exposure, the 2016 event included a successful exhibition and silent auction held at the Old School. This year, the Old School will host a 200 x 200 Exhibition, which will be open both in the run up to and throughout the Raglan Arts Weekend.

If you’d like to be a part of Raglan Arts Weekend 2017, contact the Old School at, or call 07 825 0023. Full registration is $115 but sign up before 31 July 2016 and receive a special early bird rate of $100. All registrations must be received by 31 August.

To learn more about the weekend and registration requirements, the organising team will be hosting an open night at the Old School on Tuesday 28 June at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to chat to fellow artists and get your questions answered.

Further enquiries, please contact either Jacqueline or Jenny at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.

Old School Arts Centre