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Every place you visit in Cape Town is a testament to the city’s unrivalled creativity in the fields of art and design

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Cape Town is a dream destination for anyone who loves art. The city is a vibrant cultural hub, hosting some of the top galleries on the African continent. It is hailed as one of the leading art fairs in Africa. The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, and is at the forefront of contemporary…

Cape Town is arguably the creative capital of South Africa. The city’s creative energy has over the years created a nurturing environment that continues to draw artists and creatives of all kinds to its shores. It is no surprise then, that Cape Town boasts an incredible wealth of galleries in which to view work spanning a multitude of genres by…

Juma Mkwela is an extraordinary man, born in Malawi and raised in Zimbabwe, he’s an artist with a big heart, a jaunty smile, and a passion for the community.  Juma fled Zimbabwe in 2006 amidst political, social and economic turmoil and came to South Africa in search of a better future. However, in May 2008,…

Cape Town is a city known to possess many attributes. Rich in arts and culture, the Mother City is also an innovator and a cultivator of cool. First Thursdays is a combination of these two qualities. WHAT IS IT? On the first Thursday of every month, arts and culture in Cape Town has a late night, with dozens of art…

Following on the footsteps of the world’s major fashion cities, Cape Town is adding its own signature. Acknowledging the growing fashion forward designers in South Africa, the Cape Town edition of Fashion Week welcomes new and innovative clothing designers to show off their latest lines. Expect exclusive parties, runway events and rubbing shoulders with the excellently dressed. Held over three…

Since the first event in 1995, the annual Design Indaba in Cape Town has grown to become the highlight of South Africa’s creative calendar, with the three-day event showcasing some of the world’s best industry talent. CAPE TOWN DESIGN INDABA 2017 The Indaba is a multi-disciplinary platform that champions all the creative sectors. There are a number of…

From a once bustling seaside resort to a semi-industrial area and now a bustling hub of creativity and hip coffee shops, the suburb of Woodstock just outside the Cape Town CBD has seen its fair share of re-invention over the years. Recently street art has been adding another voice to the transformation process. A short history It’s hard to imagine…

The V&A Waterfront is home to many an interesting shop, great restaurants and quite a few museums. There are also many different places where you can pick up a truly unique item to take home or give as a gift. One such place is Donald Greig Sculptures. As a child, Donald Greig grew up on the Highveld and, as a…

Cape Town is a city of design. The World Design capital in 2014, the city is a frontrunner in the field and with that in mind we bring you the spaces, places and events that showcase great design and encourage creative thinking. CREATIVE COFFEE SHOPS/RESTAURANTS: TRUTH COFFEE COMPANY A Cape Town favourite, Truth Coffee in Buitenkant Street not…

Cape Town’s art and food cultures are well-known in South Africa, with a dizzying number of galleries and eateries to choose from. But while you’re enjoying the city’s arts and treats, why not immerse yourself even further by taking one of the myriad of art and cooking courses on offer around the Mother City? Cape Town is a…

Cape Diamonds, Cape Town is a workshop for artisanal, bespoke, handcrafted jewellery in South Africa. A unique feature of the ranges offered is the Fynbos range of diamond engagement rings, reflecting the natural beauty of South Africa’s resources.

Visit the permanent Art at Constantia exhibition at the picturesque Groot Constantia Wine Estate to browse a range of local and emerging South African artists’ work. The exhibition is expertly curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson, who use their combined industry experience to select only the highest quality art pieces.

Proudly promoting local artists ART IT IS opens its doors in trendy Woodstock bringing a contemporary and vibrant addition to a fast emerging art scene.

ArtRoute can help you navigate the Mother City's multitude of art galleries, districts and studios.

An organisation based on showing off and fostering the best Cape Town community art from in and around the area, the Arts Association of Bellville believes in art from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. It supports the ideas and work of established and emerging artists alike.

Casa Labia is a cultural centre that is a national monument, built in 1929 to mirror the beauty of 18th century Venice. It is located in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, the picturesque cliffs of the mountains rising steeply behind sloping streets and avenues.

Situated in an old farmhouse building on the Old Oakhurst Dairy Farm in Hout Bay, this activity is ideal for the whole family and will add just the right touch of creativity to a visit to Cape Town.

Edge is South Africa’s pioneer glass gallery and the only one of its kind in the country. Here, the gallery is specially lit to bring out the best of glass’s reflective yet transparent qualities, showcasing work from South Africa and from glass artists around the world.

This Cape Town museum is unique in its importance and historical significance of South Africa. The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, around 40km out from the city, is a memorial which details the oppressive Apartheid system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and control of black workers through pass books.

You wont find more a authentic South African art experience than in a gallery run out of a local home, set up by the Maboneng Township Arts Experience. This multi-award winning non-profit organisation works together with families and artists to turn homes into galleries and cultural museums, contributing substantially towards economic empowerment in South Africa’s townships.

This community-based business is situated in Macassar in Cape Town's Helderberg area and is an award-winning business founded in 2010 whose artists create beautiful pottery pieces for the table as well as a range of decorated musical instruments.

A dynamic and diverse design-focused city-wide festival that acts as an interactive platform attracting participants from across diverse demographics and communities. Design is the unifying thread that links innovation, education and community as the building blocks of…

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