The 2012 Raglan Art Trail Guide by the Raglan Community Arts Council was recently launched, following the huge success of its first full year in 2011.
The well produced, quality guide is a handy size to keep with you whilst exploring Raglan and the wider Whaingaroa area. It provides details of 38 artists within the area, covering all mediums from painting, sculpture and photography to bone carving, mosaics and wearable art.
The highlight of the Guide launch is a three day Open Studio Weekend over Auckland Anniversary weekend (January 28th – 30th 2012), where the artists open up their studios to the public. Included within the Raglan Art Trail Guide are maps of Raglan and its surrounding area showing the locations of the various artists involved in this event, making it easy to plan your visits for each day.
The artists will have a range of their work on display and available for purchase, and will be happy to discuss their thoughts and processes with you. So an ideal time to explore a wide variety of art forms, meet your favourite artists or discover new ones.
Outside of this weekend, artists can be contacted directly to arrange a visit — you can find their contact details under their listing in the Art Trail Guide.
Also within the Guide are details of galleries and designer stores, accommodation, cafÃ©s and a range of alternative activities that would suit all the family — making Raglan an ideal destination for a weekend or holiday, or even just for a day!
Copies of the Guide can be found at the Raglan i-Site, the Raglan Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street, at Raglan cafÃ©s and galleries and at many other outlets throughout the Waikato and Auckland areas. You can also check on upcoming events and access the Guide on-line via the Raglan Old School Arts Centre website: www.raglanartscentre.co.nz