Artist spaces, galleries and studios in Franklin, Auckland, New Zealand

Labour Weekend


20th, 21st and 22nd October 2018.

Artist Studio and group Open hours are:
→ 10am to 4pm

Gallery open hours are:
→ As per trail map details. 

Entry is free 
→ Check trail map below for more information

  Click the  Franklin Arts Trail - Franklin Auckland New Zealand  icon below to view Artist information.

The Franklin Arts Trail is within the Franklin Local Board area, south of Auckland City.

Franklin is easy to access from state highway 1.
Visit this renowned scenic area, flanked in the west by the Tasman Sea and rugged coast to the east by the calmer Pacific Ocean and pretty bays.
In between is rural communities with artist studios, farmers markets, artsy cafe’s, character towns with Galleries, stands of native bush, market gardens, Glenbrook steam railway, Manukau Harbour beaches and much more. At the end of your art trail, discover the historical Awhitu Peninsula lighthouse with views to die for. You may wish to stay a little longer in Franklin and explore more of the trail the next day.
Many Franklin Arts Trail Artists spaces and Galleries are open to visit year-round.
Before you head off, check if you need to make an appointment with the artist.
Use the Art Trail Map to find out about venues, open times and plan your trail route.

Yellow: Appointment and trail event

Green: Appointment only

Blue: 2018 Art Trail only

Finding it hard to read the map?

Click the ‘View Larger Map‘ button

What to do?

  • Franklin Arts Trail event: Free  organised event over a long weekend. Go on a scenic artsy adventure to meet with, and see a large number of Artist studios, Groups and Galleries.
  • Artist Studios: Meet artists year round in their studio and purchase or commission some original art. Most artists are open by appointment. Some run workshops.
  • Galleries and Workshops: These spaces are a great way to experience a variety of art mediums at you own pace. Open at regular times – though hours may differ summer to winter.

Supported and funded by the Franklin Local Board

…and the Franklin Community Arts

Franklin Arts Trail – Franklin Auckland New Zealand