The Arts Festival Art Trail 2011

August 9th - 14th 2011

37 businesses and shops in Morrinsville got on board for the Inaugural Arts Festival Art Trail, and these images show the results! Each business was paired up with a Waikato artist (or someone with links to the area) and the artists worked in close conjunction with the host owner to create a mini art exhibition in the window or within the business premises.

we produced a map of the town centre which showed the position of all participating businesses and the artists they were showcasing, and all visitors to the Gallery took a map and went round the Trail, voting for their favourite display. The winning display was Jean Grant from Te Aroha with her exhibition of work in Elite Flowers and Gifts. Jean's prize was an exhibition of her work in the Gallery foyer and two tickets to the Gallery Birthday Gala evening on October 19th. Anne from Elite Flowers and Gifts won 4 tickets to the Birthday Gala.

The response to the Art Trail was unanimously positive from visitors, residents and shops alike, with 5 businesses selling artworks during the week of the Trail. Already plans are afoot for a bigger Arts Festival in 2012