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The Tiapapata Art Centre, is a unique place where traditional and contemporary arts and crafts are taught and made. Founded in 1989, the art centre is located off Cross Island Road, also known as Falealili Street. It is 15 – 20 minutes by car from Apia and is on the same road leading to the Bahá’í House of Worship. Our property comprises three acres and we have built three Airbnb units to accommodate visiting guests, artists in residence and, if available, WWOOFERs. We also have a multi-purpose art studio and kiln room, an art gallery, a café and a traditional Samoan meeting house known as a faletalimālō. We will also be building a paper art studio in the near future. 

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Visiting artists can apply to use our facilities to create art.


Pottery is made using a wheel or hand building techniques with clay imported from various countries. 


Art classes for children are held on Friday afternoons during school terms. 

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Gallery & Café


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