First Thursdays Cape Town

The first Thursday of each month sees a number of art galleries and special interest stores open until 9pm to contribute to growing art culture in Cape Town. December the 5th signifies twelve Thursday s of evening art. The diverse range of opportunities to experience art range from gallery exhibitions, live performances, night shopping and dining to a Food Truck Market (located in Riebeeck Square). If Iziko South African Gallery is part of your main course for the evening,  make a point of viewing the following exhibitions:- Objects in the Tide: Highlights from the Iziko Art CollectionOpening Plato’s Cave: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939-2007) and The Standard  Bank Young Artist Award winner, Mary Sibande’s The Purple Shall Govern.

The Art Walk Festival


Have you ever wondered about the process that goes into creating a masterpiece?  The Art walk represents an open studio exhibition that literally spans central Cape Town, Observatory, Woodstock and Salt River. Visit local studios where professional artists create and sell their work. The public are able to engage with art within the sphere of its production. This open platform bridges the gap between viewing art and experiencing its creation.  Reclaim a sense of artistic agency as you create your own art route using free maps distributed throughout the city

It is now or next year, experience South African art as it open its doors to the public after hours. Get lost in art like never before while you take a walk off the beaten track in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa.