Art in the Park 2020 is booked for Sunday 16th February
Art in the Park 2020 is a free-to-attend arts market and festival that has been running in this beautiful spot for well over 20 years and has heaps to see, do, and enjoy. The event runs from 10am to 4pm set in the beautiful Government Gardens.
Here’s what you need to know if you are coming along:
1. The weather is looking good! Sunshine with a small possibility of light showers and enough good weather ahead of the day to keep the ground in good condition. Bring a sun hat, bring a light layer, and if you are keen to do some shopping, bring cash as not all stallholders have EFTPOS facilities.
2. We have over 50 amazing artist stalls on board including embroidery, pottery, painting, jewellery, printing, vinyl art, textile art, decorations, lawn art, glasswork, fibre art, papercraft, wood-turning, stained glass, and HEAPS more! All of the art & artisan goods are handcrafted here in Aotearoa NZ.
3. We have a great lineup of local musicians on the day who will be playing from 10am until the market closes at 4pm. Music will be at the Band Rotunda near Te Runanga Tearooms and we have plenty of seating but feel free to bring your picnic setup too. A huge shoutout to our friends at Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua who support our music lineup.
4. The Arts Village stall will have heaps of info about what we do and events and projects coming up this year, as well as info about getting involved with us as an artist or volunteer. We will also have a free family-friendly art activity to participate in on the day, and free sunblock for anyone who needs it).
5. We have some delicious food on-site including Ice cream and cold drinks from Stone Soup, bubble milk tea, kettle corn and delicious hot food and sweets from the Philippines.
6. The Arts Village will also be open so you can pop by to visit the cafe and check out our current exhibition ‘And Again!’, and grab a bite or cuppa at the AVC (Arts Village Cafe) who will also be open.
You may interact with our Facebook Event page and share it with your friends and whanau! https://www.facebook.com/events/746701595749123/