Artist 2U

Connecting Collectors to local Artists through –

Arts Trail, Facebook, Instagram +

Welcome to Artist2U

Our purpose is to connect Visitors and Residents to Canterbury Artists.
The Arts Trail allows you to easily visit working artist studios, see pieces at the start or midway through the creative process, talk to the Artists, and understand what their thinking is behind the artwork.
It’s a great way to get out into the country, meet new people and watch them work.
Connecting Collectors to local Artists through – Arts Trail, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram +

Meet our Canterbury Artists the directory is made up of those Artists that are on the Arts Trail along with those that live in the district. The directory is open to painters, sculptors, glass artists, potters, galleries, art teachers etc

Link to our “Artists Directory”

Search our list of Artists, by name or genre

If you are staying/living in Christchurch, head north on the motorway and you can start the Arts trail in Kaiapoi a beautiful river town.

The Arts trail map helps you to easily visit local Canterbury artists, painters, jewellers, sculptors, potters, photographers etc

We have some wonderful community galleries around the district, Oxford, Rangiora and Kaiapoi

Galleries feature a range of exhibitions from local and international artists. These are great to visit – some are manned, some are within community spaces like libraries.

Current Exhibitions

Here we will show you what type of exhibitions there are along with locations.

In addition we plan to have our own regular art exhibitions, both online and at various locations around the district.

We have dreamed of having a sculpture exhibition at the Kaiapoi Food Forest..if you are keen to be part of that, please make contact.

Check back regularly or sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed.

“Between visiting Artists - sample tasty food & coffee from our many lovely Cafes”

Kaiapoi - the gateway to North Canterbury Arts trail, whilst you enjoy the trail there is so much more to do in the district. Kaiapoi New Zealand's Best River Town - famous for its cafes, eateries and boutique shopping. You can enjoy some paddle boarding, kayaking, cruising and dining on the Kaiapoi River running through the town or pop down to the Waimakariri River for some fishing or jet boating. There are so many talented Artists living here - Spend the whole day, there is plenty to do.

Our Sweets Collection

The best way to experience our district is to visit our wonderful cafes, restaurants and bars