The Franklin Arts Festival is an annual celebration of visual arts held in Pukekohe, showcasing the work of talented artists from not only the Franklin District, but all over New Zealand.
The Franklin Arts Festival Society was formed in 1989 as a non-profit organization. The first Festival, which was held in 1990, displayed 147 paintings by Franklin artists and numerous craft stalls.
Last year, the Festival exhibited more than 800 items, in the categories of paintings, works on paper, textile arts, pottery, photography, wood-turning, small sculptures, and school art.
The Festival also offered a vibrant craft shop with a variety of items for sale.
The Arts Festival draws entries primarily from what was once the Franklin District of South Auckland. But now it also receives numerous entries from artists around the Auckland Super City, the Coromandel, Northland, and occasionally from the South Island.
Franklin Arts Festival
ph: 09 235 8569