The gala event of the Eden Arts calendar is held in March each year and brings together a large number of recognised Auckland artists who draw and paint from the Essex Road Reserve in Mt Eden Village. The completed works are auctioned the same day to provide funds for community arts initiatives.
Around 40 visual artists work in the park during the day. Talk to the artists or watch an artwork progress from start to finish. Children's workshops are offered. The work of well known artists can be won in the raffle. It's a great day with live music, entertainment and various activities to enjoy. At the end there is a chance to purchase the works created, not to mention all the excitement of a live auction!