Taupo Art Connection was formed in 2012 for the purpose of creating a network of those who love art to socialise and to share ideas and information on exhibitions, events, supplies and workshops.
The motivation and passion of the group's members has generated considerable momentum in bringing together the creative arts in the Taupo district with a commitment to creating a vibrant, active arts community that benefits artists, brings the visual arts alive and ensures a fulfilling arts experience for visitors to the region.
Taupo Art Connection has formed a Facebook group, produced a successful first group exhibition ‘Embracing Diversity’ at Taupo Museum in November 2012, organised an annual Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail, a summer Art Trail and continue to spark other collaborative exhibitions, workshops and events.
This website is one of the projects that has grown out of an idea to create a Taupo 'Arts-stop-shop' to showcase local artists and be a central point of art information for visitors and locals to keep in touch with the visual arts in Taupo.
Taupo Art Connection is hugely appreciative of the funding from Creative Taupo and Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme to enable this to happen.
The informal group of nearly 80 artists and art lovers meets at 5.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Taupo Cosmopolitan Club. New members are welcome.