A: Most artists are open all three days. The map will indicate which days each artist or site is open. Have a question? You can send us a message below.
Q: What is the TREASURE HUNT?
A: The Treasure Hunt is an opportunity to win a Jeff Thomson piece. On behalf of the Helensville Art Centre Jeff has devised a fun treasure hunt. Clues for the hunt can be found at most locations on the ARTS in the VILLE map.
The Treasure Hunt entry forms can be collected from the Art Centre and the ARTS in the VILLE Hub (Meeting Room of the Memorial Hall).
Q: What is the HAT WALK?
A: This is a hat parade production and a chance to see and try out various hats and to see how they look on other people, conducted by Marmalade Hats Director Myra Lloyd. This will be a fun event in the Memorial Hall on Sunday October 27th at 4:30pm for approximately 1 hour.
Q: Where can I pick up maps?
A: Maps will be distributed locally throughout Auckland in libraries and some Art Centres from two weeks before Labour Weekend. They will also be available at cafes and at all studios from 10am on Saturday of the festival. The map can also be downloaded from this web-site.
Q: Will there be a cancellation if the weather is bad?
A: ARTS in the VILLE will be on rain or shine.
A: Public Toilets are available in the Memorial Hall which is one of the largest “pop-ups”. The Public Toilets on Commercial rd/Creek Lane will be open until late.
Q: Do I need cash to buy artworks?
A: Yes, or you can make an arrangement with the artist directly on payment of an agreed deposit. ATMs (Kiwibank, ANZ, BNZ, TSB and ASB) are all along the main street.
Q: Will there be any interactive activities?
A: Some interactive activities will be available at some sites at the artists’ discretion and in terms of suitability, safety, etc. “Love Flowers”, the florist, will be conducting posy-workshops. Artists always welcome questions about their work and processes.
Q: How will I recognise the studios, “pop-up” galleries, etc?
A: All sites involved with the ARTS in the VILLE will be displaying flags with the ARTS in the VILLE logo. Flags will be outside each venue while the studio is open.