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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.


ArtBeat is Whangarei’s biggest FREE Interactive Arts Festival open to the whole community in Northland. For 2018 ArtBeat will be held on Saturday 3 February 10am-4pm, once again in the beautiful Cafler Park in Whangarei. Where else can you bring your children and let them loose to experiment with all mediums of art all for FREE! Not only is there the chance to let your creative juices flow and entertain your kids for hours in the Resene Interactive Zone, we also have some of Northland’s top talent joining us on the Printing.com Main Stage which will be running throughout the day, as well as various art and food stalls staggered within the park. Don’t forget to bring your kids to the Plus Chartered Accountants Fairy Grotto for face painting, scheduled treasure hunts and puppet showing by Kylie Penn. Bring a picnic & blanket, relax under the stunning trees and listen to MC BIRDMAN, Luke Bird for some FLOCKING FLAPULOUS BIRD entertainment. Join the community for this annual event that has attracted over 8,000 people each year – we hope to see you there!

Watch this space for the stage line-up, entertainment schedule and to see who will be joining us as stall holders this year.

Creative Northland are also looking for awesome volunteers to help out with the Fairy Grotto and general event-assisting – this is a great opportunity to get some experience on your CV. For inquiries please contact Keely Quaid 

A big thank you to our sponsors






If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a sponsor please contact Hinurewa te Hau

Check out the images from last year’s 21st celebrations at ArtBeat 2017


If you took part in ArtBeat 2017 and would like a copy of any of these photos please contact abbey@creativenorthland.com

ArtBeat 2016

Images courtesy of www.northlandpix.co.nz