Waiohiki Creative will open its doors for the second year as part of the Festival celebrations. Gather friends and family and pop out to visit this thriving hub of artists and craftspeople in the heart of the Bay, near the spectacular historic Ōtātara Pā site. Waiohiki Creative Arts Village will be offering a full programme of free community activities over the two weeks. Key events include:
Wood-Fired Kiln from Thu 10 Oct
The huge wood-fired kiln will be fired up for the first time in three years, this takes four days to load and will be started on 10 October. The kiln fire will be kept burning for five days and nights by a team of volunteers and opened up on the Lazy Sunday Open Studios.
Fire and Clay Night Sat 19 Oct, 6pm
An exciting night of culture, craft and fire for the whole whanau with an introduction to pōwhiri, featuring raku-firing ceramics, pit-firing of ceramics, kapa haka, hāngi, and a bronze pour. There will be a community fire and drum jam with bonfire after 7.30pm.
Lazy Sunday Open Studios and Artisan Market 27 Oct, 10am
The Waiohiki Village artists will open their studios - come and visit their exhibitions and browse their quality handmade goods. Watch the wood-fired kiln being unloaded while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Village. There will be music, food and sculpture to be devoured. This will be a great family day!
For further details closer to the date, see waiohikiartsvillage.com and hbaf.co.nz
Saturday 19 October, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
1184 State Highway 50, Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
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