Hokitika has established itself as a centre for the West Coast Arts and Crafts communities world class potters, weavers and furniture makers all working in and around the town. There are a number of galleries in town offering glass blowing, ceramics, weaving, jade carving, wood turning, furniture and gold jewelry manufacture. Hokitika has a Drama Society, Municipal Brass Band, a well serviced town library and the West Coast Museum. Christchurch, the major South lsland town hosts World renowned performers from all sectors of the Arts.