The city centre of Palmerston North is host to a multitude of artistic features - sculptures, murals, mosaics and galleries - all clustered within a surprisingly compact area.


In 2010, Bronwyn Zimmerman compiled an Arts Trail Guide for Palmerston North. This was revised and updated over the years, until the last edition in 2017. While a few details have changed since then (eg; all the private galleries listed have since either changed location or closed), the Guide remains a useful companion for those out and about in the city.


All the artistic works and places listed in this Guide are free to view, and are within walking distance of the Visitor Information Centre in The Square.


Simply click on the following link to download a PDF version of the Guide:


Download PDF version here





The first edition of the Arts Trail Guide was made possible with the support of the Palmerston North City Council and Creative New Zealand.




The second and third editions of the Arts Trail Guide were made possible with the support of Destination Manawatu.