Art festival to bring colour

2019-01-29 06:01
The International Public Art Festival will be in February and various national and international artists will take part.

The International Public Art Festival will be in February and various national and international artists will take part.

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Over 80 murals by about 20 local and international artists are set to brighten up the streets of Salt River during this year’s International Public Art Festival.

The festival, organised by non-profit organisation BAZ-ART, will run from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 February.

Dbongz, Skubalisto and Mernette Swarts are some of the local talents that will showcase their artistic skills at the festival while the Ukraine’s Wa-One, Mexico’s Said Dokins and France’s Tim Marsh will represent some of the international acts.

Under this year’s theme, “Educate, Collaborate, Empower”, the festival aims to bring colour to Salt River by showcasing local and international talent and bringing art to the streets so that it may be accessible to more people.

According to a statement by BAZ-ART, they have been overwhelmed by the number of artists interested in taking part in the festival.

“We have strategically selected a culturally diverse group of artists of varied levels of experience to ensure a diverse content and a mixed group who may also learn from each other. This high-energy public art festival encourages the sharing of skills and passion for the arts,” the statement read.

Apart from the memorable mural performances, BAZ-ART plans to host numerous other activities such as street art tours, spraycan workshops and educational art programmes.V For more information on this visit www.baz-art.co.za

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