Art in the Park sales up, despite tight economy

2014-06-03 00:00

SALES of paintings at this year’s 52nd Nashua Art in the Park were up.

The Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association (MPTA) told The Witness that the event, held in Alexandra Park from May 21 to 25, had raised just under R1,5 million.

Dumisani Mhlongo, director at the MPTA, said, “We are proud to announce that we achieved a phenomenal R1 476 205 in sales in 2014, which is up from last year, 2013.

“We achieved this despite consumer spending pressure in the South African economy.”

Mhlongo added that the MPTA wanted to thank the artists for their hard work and dedication and for increasing the standard of the art on offer every year.

“And more importantly we would like to thank the public for the support that they have given to the Nashua Art in the Park event, which is the country’s largest outdoor art selling exhibition,” Mhlongo said.

This year’s top sellers were Simon Addy and Lyn Hoyle, who have been part of Art in the Park since 1988.

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