The Festival of Art will be hosting their first art extravaganza on 17 & 18 March at three venues in Franschhoek.
The unique ethos of this festival makes it stand out. When asked, the organizers had this to say: “Our goal is to provide a platform for undiscovered local artists where they can exhibit their work in a creative, relaxed and beautiful environment. We have received an incredible variety of work from all sorts of artists – the only prerequisite was that they live in SA. Amongst those, sixteen underprivileged artists were sponsored by Festival of Art with stands and supplies to assist them in exposing their talent. They teamed up with a community outreach programme Outliers (outliers.org.za) that assists more than eighty volunteer-driven initiatives in townships where adults help children after school assisting with homework and teaching them therapeutic coping skills such as creating artwork”.
The venues hosting the Festival of Art each have their own style and character. Each picturesque location will feature a celebrated South African artist – Selwyn Pekeur at Bridge House School, Nanette Ranger at Eikehof and Ronald West at La Bri.
A look at the Festival of Art’s website (www.festivalofart.co.za) will get you picturing the festive scene; an art in the park extravaganza set in and amongst shady trees and rows of vines.
For entertainment there will be street performers, buskers and musicians constantly delighting all and sundry. One of the highlights for visitors will be that many artists exhibiting their artwork will be working on pieces during the festival. Who doesn’t love watching an artist’s process and connecting with where the artwork comes from?
With everything set for what promises to be two wonderful art-filled days, art cognoscenti and novices alike should not miss this!
Book your ticket at: www.qkt.io/foa