An arts district rich in Gothic architecture featuring theatres, cinemas, galleries, crafts shops, cafes and weekend markets.
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 theatre, 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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When it comes to public space, neighborhood residents are too often removed from the stewardship of the places they share, with responsibility for management divided between government agencies with narrow objectives.