We've handpicked the coolest, quirkiest, and most family-friendly events during ArtWeek, so your whole crew can dive headfirst into the colorful world of art. From magical light displays to interactive exhibitions and creative workshops, we're about to turn Auckland into your ultimate playground for artistic exploration. So, gear up for an artful journey that's equal parts education and entertainment, all wrapped up in a whole lot of FUN!

Go Kiwi hunting along the waterfront!

The Kiwi Art Trail | Britomart - Silo Park

Kiwi sculptures are brightening up the streets of Downtown Tāmaki Makaurau. These beautiful works of art will teach you and your tamariki about the plight of our national taonga species, the Kiwi, and what we can all do to help. Starting at Te Komititanga outside Britomart Station, the trail will guide you along the waterfront toward Silo Park. Get the trail map, here.

Head to a magical light display

Luminescence by La Lumiere | Khartoum Place

Get your camera ready and enjoy the magic of this installation as radiant hues of coloured lights dance along the tree branches illuminating the heart of the city.

Play a game of colour spotting

Rebirth | Freyberg Place

The Freyberg Steps are being transformed into a beautiful vibrant display of colourful swirls for ArtWeek. This piece is by Eduardo Tolentino Tan and is symbolic of the city’s return to life and vibrancy, after being forced into stillness and stunted by the pandemic. The kids will love jumping around on these steps, and it makes for a fantastic background for a family photo!

La Lumiere - Artweek in the city centre
The Kiwi Art Trail

Watch out for monsters!

Wētā Workshop Unleashed at Late Night Art

As part of Late Night Art on Thursday the 12 October, the Wētā Workshop Unleashed crew will be opening their tightly locked red door and unleashing creative havoc on the streets of Auckland! Keep your eyes peeled for wandering monsters as you make your way around Late Night Art. You never know where they might appear! 

Get creative

Rat world zine and friends | Ellen Melville Centre

On October 12 during Late Night Art, visit the friendly Rat World team and put your creativity to the test. The kids will love having a go at making their own badges and stickers while you learn how to create a zine, and collaborate on the communal comic!

AKL Live Digital Stage
Rat world magazine
Weta Workshop

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Last updated: 16 October 2023