The Arts Centre

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by LenR on July 2, 2001

Opens: 7 days; 10am-5pm

40 or so art galleries, craft studios, speciality shops, cafes, restaurants and bars occupy this group of Gothic revival buildings that were once part of the University of Canterbury.

We turned up early one morning and found it bare and almost deserted but we went by later in the day and there was more activity. We were told that on Saturday and Sunday, the place really bustles with artists, craftspeople, musicians, buskers and food vendors. There is also a market. Unfortunately we were long-gone by then.

As this place is heavily advertised we were somewhat disappointed by our visit and would probably only go back again on a weekend or during the recognized tourist season.

Arts Centre
Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3 363 2836?

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