With all these wonderful reviews and being great supporters and participants in the arts, we were hugely disappointed in our interaction with an artist setting up a show in this venue. After a pleasant walk from our hotel to specifically see this highly rated KW attraction, we found the front door locked with a paper sign referring pick ups to the back door. Although we were not picking anything up but it being the middle of a Saturday, we thought we could get some information on visiting hours. We went to the back door and heard some voices setting up what seemed to be an art show. What ensued was a voice encounter that was one of the rudest we have had. "What do you want?" "Just wanted to find out your visiting hours?" Go to the front door!" There is no sign there and it is locked." "Then it's closed! Don't try sneaking your way in!"
What is difficult to understand is how an artist can expect to draw supporters/patrons/clients to see their work with such an uninviting, poor attitude . What has happened to simple manners, a willingness to help a stranger looking for directions to view yours and other artists' work, to potentially purchase your work, to spread the word of how wonderful your work is....it seems illogical to cut off these possibilities with a few poor manners. What a loss for us and for them! I hope you have better luck with your visit. Maybe look for the hours of operation before you go.