The gothic architecture provides a beautiful backdrop for the vendors at the Arts Center
The Gothic architecture provides a beautiful backdrop for the vendors at the Arts Centre

What: An arts district rich in Gothic architecture featuring theaters, cinemas, galleries, crafts shops, cafes and weekend markets.

Why it Works:

The Centre is a vibrant venue for a huge range of New Zealand made art and crafts, shopping, education and entertainment. With over 40 specialty shops, fine art galleries, world-class theater, art house cinemas, bars, restaurants and cafes, a bustling weekend Art, Craft and Produce Market, and an array of festivals and special events throughout the year, this former site of the University of Canterbury is an award winning tourist attraction that embraces and supports the arts in New Zealand.

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