An art installation made from 1001 wind chimes is being set up in New Plymouth's central city as part of Taranaki's biennial Arts Festival.
School children painted the wooden wind chimes bright colours for Auckland artist Tiffany Singh's community art project.
More than 100 shows involving theatre, dance, music, visual arts and comedy feature in the festival, which starts on Thursday.
Chief executive of the festival trust Suzanne Porter says the event is the largest provincial festival and tickets have already sold out to some shows.
Ms Porter says the event has a strong sponsorship base, which means it can bring shows that wouldn't normally come to the region.
The festival runs until 1 September.