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This page is updated regularly to ensure all current information regarding the Art Trail is available (including artist profiles, associated events, opportunities, guides, media, and workshops).

About Art Trail Manawatū

Art Trail Manawatū has been running across our region since 2017. It is a FREE event – for both participating artists and the public.


Art Trail Manawatū runs yearly, with two main goals:

  1. To support and promote artists, offering opportunities for them to develop and sustain viable careers in the arts.
  2. To share the beautiful diversity of art available right here in the Manawatū – both with locals and our out of region visitors.

Square Edge aim to position this region as a great place to live, work in, and visit and to recognise it for its strong arts focus.

During the trail we offer:

  • A Trail Mix exhibition, showcasing work from each of the artists involved, held at Square Edge Arts Centre over the entire month.
  • Online artists profiles, works for sale, and an artist’s magazine
  • Professional development workshops for participating artists
  • A FREE guidebook and maps which showcase the work and locations of our artists
  • Chances to win artworks

Make a weekend of it – join us as artists or enjoy a drive through our beautiful Manawatū region and chat to our wonderful artists over the art trail weekend of October 14th and 15th, 2023.

Art Trail Manawatū is brought to you by Square Edge Community Arts, where it’s beautiful to be local.