Art on the Street Auction for Women’s Refuge


Art on the Street was a fabulous, colourful day in Mairangi Bay! We had a wonderful range of artists, both professional and amateur, spread throughout the Village, creating their artworks from 9:30 until 12:30. The artists were a great attraction, with people being able to ask questions and discover more about how it’s done.

Each artist also kindly put up one or more of their artworks to be sold by Silent Auction at Westpac Mairangi Bay in the following week. This was an amazing chance for people to bid on paintings and help the community by raising funds for Women’s Refuge. The auction raised over $500 for Women’s Refuge.

Live music was provided by the Sail City Stompers, who performed outside of Sole Sisters. A free face painter was very popular; my children promptly turned into a dragon, a tiger and Darth Vader. The balloon twister made an amazing range of creations, her giraffe and penguin were very popular, but also seen were aliens, guitars, swords and many other kinds of animals as well!

Our local Plunket Toy Library also had a fund-raising stall making “Spin Art”, where the kids got to squirt paint on a fast spinning piece of cardboard and see the amazing creations take shape.

Mairangi Art Centre had a table showing what the centre has on offer at the moment, exhibitions, adult classes and kids’ classes.

People loved enjoying the sunshine and sense of community in our lovely village.

Gabrielle Sheddan