Waiheke Island has been known as an island that supports a lively creative community for many years now and has a wonderful range of artists who make their home here. On the Waiheke Island Art Walk you’ll experience the best of what Waiheke has to offer – visiting galleries, sculpture parks, artist studios and lunching at a spectacular property where one of the island’s many artists lives and works.This Art Walk takes approximately 4 hours, and is done at a very leisurely pace so you can enjoy both the art and the scenery around you. By being surrounded by such creativity and the beauty of nature, you will come away feeling inspired by what you have seen, the artists you have met and the beauty and views you have enjoyed while wandering through bush tracks and local roads.
Your walk will begin at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery at approximately 10am. You will proceed to visit local Oneroa art galleries including an artists’ collective, the community art gallery and an artist goldsmith. During this, you can hear from either the artists, or gallery staff, who will teach you about the pieces and be there to answer your questions. Then, visit the local sculpture park where you can observe the work and learn about the sculptures. Proceed to visit the studios of a glass artist, an artisan shoemaker, and a painter. Enjoy lunch at Church Bay studio, the spectacular home and studio of Gabriella Lewenz overlooking Church Bay. Walk back through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve to the Community Gallery where the tour will finish.