Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Cape Town. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Cape Town for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Cape Town too.
Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Cape Town.
Any city or country is not only known for the tourist attractions they have but also for their art and culture. The mountains, architectures, art, gardens, and more. One such city is Cape Town, the oldest city of South Africa. Cape Town is full of wine estates and valleys, art galleries and museums, harbor and Table Mountain. It’s a great mix of many cultures and modern diversity, making it the most popular tourist destination in South Africa. Cape Town’s prominent attractions are Kirstenbosch National Botanical garden, Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Robben Island. Boulders Penguin Colony, District Six Museum, Groot Constantia and V&A Waterfront. Apart from sight-seeing or music, art in Cape Town is also a major appeal for tourists.
Cape Town has become a noteworthy art centre. It has everything an art city would need, a plethora of art galleries, private art institutions, an endless source of inspiration from its beautiful natural surroundings. The opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa made Cape Town the focus of the global art community. Art in Cape Town is not limited to its art galleries or various art museums but is spilled on its streets too, in the form of amazing street art in Cape Town. Cape Town’s Woodstock neighborhood has some striking murals by many global street artists. One can enjoy this street art in Cape Town by taking an art walking tour. Some prominent art museum Cape Town are Zietz MOCAA, Norval Foundation, and Irma Stern Museum.
Cape Town is one of the top creative hubs of South Africa. In recent years, the number of art galleries has increased considerably here. These art galleries cover a variety of genres and artists from across the country and continent. Many art galleries in Cape Town have adopted the First Thursday concept and charge nominal or no fee for these events. Worldart is a prominent but small art gallery showcasing contemporary artwork by young artists, with the focus urban pieces and local street art in Cape Town. The Cape Gallery is one of the oldest galleries with a single artist's work showcased at a time. Most of the art here is classic landscapes and sculptures. The South African National Gallery is one of the oldest and prominent galleries in the country. It has artwork from many prominent local and international artists in various art forms like paintings, pictures, sculptures, textiles, architecture, and beadwork. Some other prominent art galleries Cape Town are Goodman Gallery, South African Print gallery, Salon 91, Art it is, gallery Momo, and Everard Read. Art classes Cape Town are also conducted by these galleries for budding artists and art enthusiasts.
The Cape Town Art Fair is the most prominent art fair showcasing the diversity of contemporary art, artists, curators and works from various art galleries of Cape Town. Open design Festivals has designers from diverse art forms showcasing their talent. Art Week Cape Town also showcases various works by Cape Town contemporary artists.
Looking for a place to exhibit your art or to attend art workshops in Cape Town?
Here's a list of art studios in Cape Town for art exhibitions and workshops:
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