The Cape Town International Public Art Festival 2019

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES courtesy of IPAF

The Cape Town International Public Art Festival will hold its third edition in Salt River from 9 to 17 February 2019.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Generation Next: Educate, Collaborate, Empower,” which builds on the 2018 theme, “Nature doesn’t need us, we need nature”.

The Festival, a collaboration- and education-driven event that aims to inspire change, will run for nine days, featuring a range of entertaining activities, from live painting daily (10 am – 6 pm) to guided street art tours that are open to the public (4:30 pm).

Shinji Akhirah

Artists include Aïda Gómez (Spain); Aleksandro Reis (Brazil); Bona_Berlin (Germany); Bongani Mahlathi (South Africa); Decor One (South Africa); Justin Nomad (South Africa); Kipper Millsap (USA), Man.De (Germany); Maye (France); Mernette Swart (South Africa); Mister Bzar (South Africa); Roelien Brink (South Africa); Ryan Allan (South Africa); Said Dokins (Mexico); Seth Pimentel (South Africa); Shinji Akhirah (South Africa); Tim Marsh (France); Urbankhoi (South Africa); Wots (South Africa) and Zola Tsotetsi (South Africa).

Street art tours can be booked up to 48 hours in advance for a minimum of two people per two-hour tour at R650 per person. Children under 12 tour for free.

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