Take a road trip and explore the creative arts of the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula. Visit artists, enjoy art workshops, marvel at Street Art and more throughout the year! Mercury Bay Art Escape artists are centred around the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, encompassing the areas of Hikuai, Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Whitianga, Kuaotunu, Rings Beach and Opito Bay. We encourage you to contact our artists at ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR and arrange a time to visit their studios. Go to the Artists page and view all our artists and art groups who are listed by location, name or art medium. First Two Weekends of March The open studios provide a wonderful opportunity to see the artists in their studios, to see their work in progress, find what inspires them and what new art they are working on. It also gives you the chance to buy original work from some of the best artists in Mercury Bay direct from their studios. We have over 40 artists on the trail this year with 2 art groups and 6 new members bringing a rich and eclectic mix of the arts including potters, sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers, flax weavers, woodworkers, mosaic artists, jewellers, a glass artist and a furniture maker. Our new Open Studio guide contains location and contact details of all our exhibiting artists. In conjunction with our website, will make it easier to find the artists that you want to visit. It also highlights all of the other activities that are taking place this year. Guides will be available from a wide range of outlets in Mercury Bay or you can download a copy of the guide direct from the links below. The printed guide will also be available at selected stockists from mid January.
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