International Public Art Festival: Live Mural Painting + Street-Art Market

International Public Art Festival: Live Mural Painting + Street-Art Market

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Walk the streets of Cape Town at the International Public Art Festival 2020 to catch artists live-painting larger-than-life murals.

Nothing stops you in your tracks quite like a multi-storey mural, and with the 4th installation of the International Public Art Festival happening this February, be prepared to come to a standstill! From 12 to 16 February, the streets of Cape Town are set for a technicoloured upgrade when some of the best local and international street artists showcase their mural-painting skills at this unique event.

The festival is an initiative of BAZ-ART, an NGO that places art at the centre of community expression, and is also a launchpad for a number of programmes, including community gardens, art classes for children, and other interventions started by residents.

The 2020 theme is Digitalisation – which aims to draw attention to the potential opportunities and obstacles that may arise as a result of technological advances – and will incorporate classic and contemporary mediums, styles and methods of art as well as some digital art, 3D virtual reality (VR) and computer-graphic techniques.

Murals and more

Street Art Mural Cape Town

With the goal of making art more accessible to the public, the 4th installation of this street-art festival will give the public front-row seats to artists in action via various guided tours and workshops taking place in Salt River. Some of the artists taking part include Gilles Dusabe from Switzerland and local artist King Debs, who was a finalist in the World Design Capital public art competition.

Date Activity Time
Wednesday, 12 February Street-art tour 4pm
Thursday, 13 February Street-art tour 2pm; 4pm
Friday, 14 February Street-art tour 2pm; 4pm
Saturday, 15 February Street-art market 10am
Saturday, 15 February Street-art tour 10am; 2pm; 4pm
Sunday, 16 February Street-art tour 10am; 2pm; 4pm

The tours are donation-based, so bring what your pockets can spare!

View the artist lineup.

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Address

289 Victoria Road
Salt River
Cape Town
7925

Contact

071 370 1246
hello@baz-art.co.za

Event Information

Date
12 – 16 February 2020

Time
2pm & 4pm (12 – 14 February)
10am; 2pm & 4pm (15 – 16 February)

Cost
Donations-based