The gala event of the Eden Arts calendar is held in March each year and brings together a large number of recognised Auckland artists who draw and paint from the Essex Road Reserve. The completed works are auctioned the same day to provide funds for community arts initiatives.

Around 40 visual artists work in the park during the day. Talk to the artists or watch an artwork progress from start to finish. Children’s workshops are offered. The work of well known artists can be won in the raffle. It’s a great day with live music, entertainment and various activities to enjoy.
At the end there is a chance to purchase the works created, not to mention all the excitement of
a live auction!




On Saturday 17 March 2018, Artists in Eden Day celebrates more than 30 years in the park – it is Auckland’s longest running art event of its kind and a fabulous opportunity to enjoy some of the art talent which is such an integral part of the Mt Eden community.

A group of around forty artists will set up shop from 10am in the Essex Reserve to paint their personal rendition of the mountain which gives the village its name. The atmosphere will be a carnival one as always with live music from popular jazz ensemble Nairobi Trio, children's art activities, the opportunity to win a Stanley Palmer print in our annual raffle, a collectors' item collaborative sketch book and Eden Arts' very own commemorative book celebrating our 30 year anniversary in 2017.

And which artists can one expect to see at work on the day? Regular longstanding favourites such as George Baloghy, David Blair, Mike Morgan, John Horner and Peter Gibson Smith will be painting alongside more recent recruits Nicholas Pound, Krystie Wade, Finn Wilson and Belinda Griffiths, the day culminating as always in the excitement of a live auction at 2.30pm. Visit our Facebook book - Eden Arts Trust (or click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of our Home page) - to view the updates and images that we regularly post...

Artists in Eden Day is the flagship event of the Eden Arts Trust - it helps to fund our annual award programmes and we thank those who join us for helping us to continue our support of the arts and artists in our community!