International Public Art Festival in Cape Town

WORDS Mary Garner

The International Public Art Festival, presented by BAZ-ART, will take place in Salt River between 10 and 19 February 2018.

The festival is seen as a community event that brings together an array of artists from across the globe, as well as artists from South Africa, to paint murals over the nine-day period.

Each artist will be assigned a wall and asked to create a piece that fits with the theme: “Nature Doesn’t Need Us: We Need Nature”.

The idea behind the festival is to bring people out of their homes to connect and form community bonds with each other.

“Public festivals act as a creative vessel to enhance artists and make the communities stand strong together,” says organiser Alexandre Tilmans. “This festival showcases the rich history, creativity, skills, diversity and style of South Africa’s public artists, as a result, we act as a platform for painting murals and billboards providing commissioned work to South African artists at a local and international level.”

Entry to the festival is free and attendants will be taken on private guided tours by certified local guides.

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