A: Most artists are open all three days, but Jeff Thomson will only be open on Saturday. The map will indicate the days each artist or site is open.
Q: What is the HAT WALK?
A: This is a hat parade production and a chance to try view and to try out various hats and to see how they look on other people, conducted by Marmalade Hats Director, Myra Lloyd, this will be a fun event, in the Memorial Hall on Monday, October 22nd, at 11.a.m. for approximately 45 minutes.
Q: Where can I pick up maps?
A: Maps will be distributed locally and through the South Rodney region from two weeks before Labour weekend. They will also be available at cafes and at all studios from 10.a.m. on Saturday of the festival. The "hub" for information is at the Meeting Room, part of the Memorial Hall complex, on Commercial Road.
Q: Will there be a cancellation if the weather is bad?
A: Arts in the Ville will be on rain or shine.
A: Public toilets are available in the Memorial Hall, which is one of the largest "pop ups". Also, the public toilets on Commercial Road will be open until late.
Q: Do I need cash to buy artworks?
A: Yes, or you can make an arrangement with the artist directly. Eftpos machines (Kiwibank and ANZ) which take all cards, in the main street
Q: Will there be anywhere to get a cup of coffee and lunch?
A: Cafes and other food outlets, in the main street (Commercial Road), will be open throughout the weekend, with HUSK featuring one of our artists. Also, on each day there will be a local community group selling lunch type food,(variations on the sausage sizzle concept) in the region of the Memorial Hall, each day.
Q: What time does the Shuttle Bus run and where can we find it?
A: The Shuttle Bus will depart from outside the Memorial Hall, on the hour, from 11am until 3pm each day. With drop offs at studios along the route, with the exception of the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden. There is no charge. Many of the studios are within a cluster so access by foot within in 200 metres is no problem. Discussions can be had on the day with the driver about pick up times.
Q: Will there be any interactive activities?
A: Some interactive activities will be available at some sites, at the artists discretion, in terms of suitability, safety etc.
Q: How will I recognise the studios, “pop-up” galleries etc.
A: All sites involved in Arts in the Ville will be recognisable with fabric flags and florescent pink discs which will be outside each venue, while the studio is open.
Q: What is 'Arts for a Cause'?
A: This is an art auction organized by the Helensville Women and Family Centre, this year being held on Friday 19th, info about this can be found on their own Facebook page.