Open daily 10am — 4pm

Cnr Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga

What is the ArtBus?

Each year over 9,500 local children travel to the Tauranga Art Gallery where they experience a New Zealand curriculum art programme and create their own artwork. These visits are the beginning of a life-long connection with the arts. They help foster a child’s creative mind and to apply critical, innovative, and reflective thinking to all areas of their life. 

Each child comes to the gallery on a free ArtBus. This service makes it affordable for schools to engage in the art programmes developed by the gallery. 

We need your help to keep this bus service free for schools.

It takes a village to grow a child. Tauranga Art Gallery would like to acknowledge Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and TECT for their ongoing support of the ArtBus and our community development programmes.

Keen to make an ArtBus donation?

Direct debit: 

Our bank account details are The Tauranga Art Gallery Trust BNZ 
02 0432 0046192 25 – reference ArtBus Donation


Payable to Tauranga Art Gallery Trust, PO Box 13255, Tauranga 3141 

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Principal Funder

Annual Strategic Partners