There are many artists throughout the Waikato, some of whom exhibit in galleries and others who run privately-owned studios. 


Artlist – The Guide to NZ Artists - Waikato

Raglan Arts Scene

Creative Waikato


Waikato Society of Arts

Waikato’s wonderful local artists display and work at community events and markets.


Art @ the Port

Art @ the Port is a community-based group promoting community arts and privately owned studios at Port Waikato. Twice a year the group runs the Art @ the Port event that promotes locally crafted and grown arts and food.


Onewhero Society of Performing Arts

Promotes and supports local performing arts.

Raglan Old School Arts Centre

The Old School Arts Centre is used by the arts community and friends of the arts in Raglan for a wide range of arts. The Clay Shed, a community pottery studio, is a very active part of the centre.

Soul of Art Community

Soul of Art Community is a community-based organisation in Tuakau promoting all art activities, with a particular focus on the participation of young people.

TE WĀnanga o Aotearoa in Huntly

Offers courses in Māori and indigenous art. Visit

Turangawaewae Marae, NgĀruawĀhia

Runs a korowai (Māori cloaks) programme.  Te Pānui web page

Waikato towns

Waikato district offers a welcoming community to suit everyone and every family. Whether it’s a sleepy rural haven, a laid-back beach resort, or towns rich in history and cultural heritage, we have it all. Our towns are a short commute to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, and its fourth largest city, Hamilton.

Waikato Museums

There are a number of boutique museums dotted throughout the Waikato district that capture our culture and history.


The Waikato region is a hub of events and activities for all to enjoy. From Arts at the Port to Zuru Nightglow Balloons Over Waikato, you'll be sure to find a Waikato or Hamilton event that will take your interest.


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