Calling for new members for 2014/15 now. See Guidelines.

We now have a Facebook page. See it here and Like or 'Share' it to keep in touch.

THE MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE a self-drive Open Studio Tour centred around the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay, which encompasses the towns of Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga, Kuaotunu and Otama Beach. The 2014 Open Studio weekends have already taken place… but you can phone our artist members at any time of the year. Just come and visit, there's no obligation to buy! Contact details are on all the artist's pages.


...launches at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach on Friday March 6th, with a month-long 'Taste of the Tour' Showcase exhibition. Tickets will be available at the end of 2014 for this much-anticipated creative and social event! 

The Open Studio weekends are March 7 & 8 and March 14 & 15

.... but you can contact any of our artists year-round. Plan a trip to this beautiful part of the Country and get in touch with your favourite Mercury Bay artists: make an appointment to see their studios and artwork. Go to the ARTISTS tab above and view all of our members.

Guide: the Art Escape Guide and 2014 Guide supplement are must-have publications which include year-round contact details and information on our artists. Click here for more information or click here to purchase.