Mangawhai Community Art Centre
The concept of a Community Arts Centre in Mangawhai comes from extensive public consultation and feedback. It will bring to life the vision of recreational, arts and cultural activities in the Mangawhai Community Park, as envisaged in the Master Plan adopted by Council.
The proposed new-build Mangawhai Community Arts Centre will serve the communities of surrounding areas as a venue to showcase creative talent and it will become a central site for learning, inspiration, workshops, courses, exhibitions and events. The purposes of the Community Arts Centre are relevant to community members of all ages.
There is unmet demand for courses and classes as community space is limited at present. The current small gallery has been extremely well patronised by exhibiting artists and by local and tourist visitors. It is common to have over 300 visitors on Saturdays, and visitors spread over each week. Since it opened in 2015 over 8,000 visits have been made to the Gallery..