The ARTS Village (formerly RAVE) opened in 2002 and is a community cultural centre focused on art, craft and culture in Rotorua. The ARTS Village hosts workshops, events, exhibitions, art & craft markets, residencies and more in Rotorua. Housed in a purpose-built facility on the corner of Hinemoa and Hinemaru Streets, The ARTS Village provides a focal point for our arts community.

The ARTS Village is a complex of studios, exhibition spaces, a kitchen, meeting rooms and offices that provide facilities for art groups to meet, for a variety of art classes, events, speakers forums, a hand-made art & craft market, small conferences and more. Two exhibition spaces provide the opportunity for artists to showcase their work, while the spacious grounds play host to a range of arts-related feativals and events throughout the year.

Whether you want to join a group, learn a new skill, buy an artwork, or just look around, you will find The ARTS Village worth a visit!

Opening hours:

Office: 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday
Gallery: 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday
Shop: 10.00am - 3.00pm, Monday - Friday
The Arts Village Craft Market: 10.00am - 2.00pm, Second Sunday of each month

Other events happen at all hours, check their website for further details.