The NZ Mural Contest is a biennial event, hosted by Katikati Open Air Art since 2006.

The event continues to grow and develop and in 2021 included a month-long celebration of the arts (amongst Covid-19 cancellations) – the Katikati Festival of Arts.

The postponed 2021 NZ Mural Contest was held online in April 2022 with nine artists competing in a virtual competition with prize-giving held in July 2022.

Along with many other artists, performers, musicians and entertainers that are part of the festival, mural artists share their talents and skills as part of the NZ Mural Contest.

Katikati Open Air Art is excited that arts and culture is now recognised as an integral part in the life of our community. The arts spirit is due to the foresight and commitment the original Katikati Open Air Art committee had 30 years ago when they set about developing our amazing outdoor art gallery to highlight the importance of arts within a community.