Nelson Arts Festival is coming back in 2021!

That's right, we're back from 21 - 31 October 2021 with a festival full of all the delicious art goodness!

Can't wait to share it with you (you'll have to wait til August to find out more though, sorry about that).

We also have a new team... more information coming on that too but our contact details are on the Information > Staff & Trust Board page if you need us.

A big thanks to Nelson City Council & Creative New Zealand who are right there behind us - couldn't do it without you.


Lydia Zanetti, Rose Campbell, Shanine Hermsen & the Nelson Festivals Trust

P.S. Mask Parade & Carnivale is back! Plus a bunch of great ops for schools to be involved in the festival so please get in touch with Shanine if you'd like to be involved...

Nelson Arts Festival all done and dusted for 2020

What a ride, from cancellation to a full month of events. Despite the challenges faced this year, together we presented a wide range of arts events that brought creativity and vitality into people’s lives.

A big thanks to Creative New Zealand, Nelson City Council and all who helped us along the way.

Featured Events

Here WAS a selection of shows from last year's exciting programme! Just you wait for this year's...

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