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Manawatū Art Expo is back for 2024.

 We are now seeing applications from artists across New Zealand, to share and sell their art in our region this July. 

Manawatū Art Expo - Our Region's Longest Running Art Event!

This cash and carry art show is your opportunity to see and buy original artwork, by emerging and established artists from around New Zealand... right here in the Manawatū!

Artists from as far north as Auckland and as far south as Christchurch will converge at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre for Manawatū Art Expo from July 19 to 21.

Among them will be guest artist, Lizzie Beere. Based in Heretaunga, Lizzie is best known for her large abstract botanical paintings. She works in a loose, non-representational style, expanding and exploding the traditions of floral still life.Her work is often wild, raw and imperfect, reflective of the battle scars and endurance in the human condition. Lizzie will be among half a dozen artists running live demos throughout Expo weekend – sharing their practice and inspiring you to give art a go.

Artists - get involved!

Applications are now open for artists wanting to show their work at Manawatū Art Expo.

There are a range of display categories available, depending on whether you'd like to present a mini exhibition or just submit a handful of pieces. We welcome applications from artists in a range of media (terms and conditions apply) and of all experience levels. 

Click here to apply now!


At Manawatū Art Expo, you will have the opportunity to see and buy affordable, original artwork, by artists from all around New Zealand. Enjoy the artwork on display and see how it's made, with demonstrations running throughout the weekend. 


Find us at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre, 354 Main Street (click here for a map) - right next to Te Manawa Museum, and within walking distance of Zimmerman Art Gallery and Square Edge Community Arts. Why not make a day of it, and visit all four venues for a full cultural fix?

Opening Hours:

We are open from 9am until 4.30pm, July 19 to 21.

Entry Fees:

It costs $5 per adult to enter Manawatū Art Expo, with under 14s free. The entry fee is payable at the door and applies per visit.

Purchasing Artwork:

All artworks are cash and carry, meaning you can buy and take home your favourite piece on the day. Complimentary wrapping is available on-site, to keep your purchase safe on the way home. If couriering your work out of town, we encourage you to stop in and see Pack & Send Palmerston North, just across the road.

Cash and Eft Pos are available for all sales. Credit and contactless payments are accepted with a 1.5% surcharge.


Plenty of parking is available in the area, with a carpark to the rear of the venue. On-street parking is pay-and-display, with spaces around George Street and the Square. We encourage you to park in town and make the most of your visit by stopping at the many cafes and shops on George Street, as well as neighbouring galleries and museum.


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