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Artists in Eden Day

21 Mar 2020
Working artists 10am to 2pm, art auction 2.30pm
An annual favourite on the Auckland cultural calendar
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Live event
Essex Reserve, behind Mt Eden shops
Mt Eden Village


Every year this popular community event brings around 40 contemporary artists into the heart of Mt Eden to paint "live" in front of the mountain Maungawhau. Their completed artworks can be bid for at the end of the event in a much-anticipated live auction. Other entertainment throughout the day includes live music from jazz ensemble Nairobi Trio, children's art activities, a raffle prize of a work by Stanley Palmer, two collaborative artist sketch books and other special projects. Come and join us in celebrating over 30 years in the park along with regular participants such as Peata Larkin, George Baloghy, Justin Boroughs, Belinda Griffiths and Claudia Pond Eyley, as well as newer faces including Sena Park and Rhea Maheshwari. Auction 2.30pm rain or shine! Proceeds help to fund Eden Arts Trust's community arts projects through the year. Our rain venue is the Mt Eden Village Centre on Ngauruhoe Street. The many fine eateries in Mt Eden will be open all day to tempt your taste buds as you ponder the art being created before your very eyes!