MORE than 1000 people attended the four-day inaugural Easter Pop-Up Show held by Art Fiordland Te Anau.
The event was only organised a few days before the weekend.
Fiordland Arts Society president Trevor Bruce said it was a fantastic event with a mix of 27 Fiordland artists including exhibits from Fiordland College and local photographers.
“The youngest being 7 years old and the oldest over 70 years.
“It was considered to be a full success, while showing a positive return financially, community support and introducing local talent.’’
The parent organisation was Fiordland Arts Society, which had acquired new premises, Mr Bruce said.
However, there was still a huge amount of work to do to establish the new art hub and retail section as planned.
“It will be a home where ‘the arts’, all arts and crafts can be taught, practised, exhibited and sold.
“The dream is to have a unique place where locals can be taught formally, informally, and have a go.”
Pottery classes for children and adults were being planned.
If anyone was interested in the classes they could email Artsfiordland@gmail.com.
The annual Fiordland Arts Society Exhibition will also be held at the Fiordland Community Events Centre at Labour Weekend.