Arts Crowd Take Over Kaiapoi

Published: 19-Jul-2017

The 12th Annual Kaiapoi Art Expo last weekend was the most successful ever with over 4000 visitors to this popular North Canterbury event.  The wide range of art pieces available guaranteed there was something to stir even the most discerning art enthusiast.  Many pieces were available for purchase at an attainable price point.  Over $40,000 worth over sales were made – the highest number of individual artworks sold in the history of the Expo.

Completed carp ice sculptureDan Gordon, Chair of the Kaiapoi Art Expo says, “The Trustees were really rapt about the success of this year’s Expo and it really is down to the quality of the artists and their on-going support that the Kaiapoi Arts Expo continues to grow from strength to strength.”

Artists workshops running on the week leading up to the Expo were very well received. People flocked to watch demonstrations and learn more about various art mediums from spinning to sculpture.

The great vibe continued with visitors flowing into wider Kaiapoi with reports from local retailers, including Blackwells and Coffee Culture, saying it was one of their busiest days of the year.  The Kaiapoi Arts Expo has found its footing and has established itself as the go to event, with people travelling from all over Canterbury.

“This is a fabulous event that we hope continues to grow. We’re grateful for the on-going support of our sponsors and most of all the Kaiapoi community and beyond.” says Dan.

It’s not over yet.  There’s more going on later this month in the Waimakariri with the Rangiora Winter Festival. Now into its second year the event runs from Thursday 27 July until Sunday 30 July.