Upcoming Events

Check out our latest upcoming events!

The Arts Village run events throughout the year- art markets, festivals, floor talks, art networking events, music performances, and community events including fun art activities for the whole whānau.

Annually, The Arts Village hosts an artist residency over summer, Holiday Arts Academy for tamariki during the school holidays, Art in the Park in the Government Gardens, and Summer Festival in December.


The 200 Show 2023

The 200 Show is an art show which aims to showcase local artists in a fun way, giving opportunity to both emerging and established artists to experiment & grow their practice. It is free to join and easy to enter! This also gives art lovers the opportunity to purchase works by local artists in a wide range of media, conveniently timed just before Christmas.


Raumati Vibes

Saturday 27th January, 10am- 1pm, Nearing the end of summer, we have a free music event for you to enjoy and to celebrate and showcase our local musicians, add the date to your calendar.

The Art Village Rotorua are proud to present Raumati Vibes. Come along whānau and tautoko our musicians

Our local entertainment line up:

  • 10am-10:30am Cheyla Samuels
  • 10:40am-11:10am Bruce Norman
  • 11:20am-11:50am Max
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Eva Thomas

Fresh fruit ice cream, and sausage sizzle also available to purchase on site.


Art in the Park 2024

Art in the Park 2024 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. On Sunday 11th of February, local artists and creators will be displaying their work in the beautiful Government Gardens.

Rotorua’s iconic free family-friendly arts market event with lots of art stalls, demonstrations, live music, a free kids activity and some choice coffee and yummy food. Set in the idyllic Government Gardens this event is one not to be missed and a great day out!


The Arts Village People 🎙

Our podcasts are back and we are on fire! Hosted by our Creative Wellbeing Coordinator, Sheree. 

Sheree sits to korero with creatives about their toi journey. From their humble beginnings to where they are now, and the direction they see their future. Sharing life experiences, memories and even chats about Michael Jackson!

Follow our link to listen and find out about our people, and how they have worked alongside our whānau here at The Arts Village. 

If you, or know someone who would like to be featured in our podcast please get in touch with Sheree. connect@artsvillage.org.nz


Ukulele Classes with Jane Solly

Wednesdays/Thursdays Weekly Various Times, – $130 for 10 week term (early bird discount available)

Join experienced musician and tutor Jane Solly for Adults Ukulele Classes at The Arts Village. Enjoy stress free, fun and easy Ukulele lessons. Absolute Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels available.

To enrol or find out more contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or by email to office@artsvillage.org.nz