The 4th International Public Art Festival (IPAF) will take place in and around Salt River, Cape Town, from February 12-16, and act as the opening of Art Month in Cape Town.
If you thought Cape Town’s art scene was getting a little crowded, think again, there is still a lot of space for growth …… thousands of meters of outdoor space to be painted, in fact.
Join the Festival and roam the streets looking for newly painted murals.
An initiative by NGO Baz-Art, this unique event showcases the best local and international mural artists. Adding to the 100 murals already painted, artists will create giant artworks on walls in Salt River for the benefit of the community and visitors to enjoy and learn about.
The festival will be the launchpad for a number of programmes, including
- community gardens,
- art classes for children,
- support for spin-off businesses and
- other interventions aimed at the community.
Baz-Art is a non-profit organisation, established in November 2016, which focuses on producing art in public spaces and creating employment opportunities for street artists.
IPAF provides a platform for the public to come and see art while it also connects international and local artists with communities in a meaningful and interactive way.
2020 Theme – Digitalisation
The 2020 theme represents a focus on an age where new technology and the advent of digitalisation have completely transformed life as we know it. Thus the question begs; can you live without your phone, tablet or laptop? And if you don’t have one, do you feel excluded from society?
“We aim to spark dialogue and create awareness about the potential opportunities and obstacles digitalisation may hold for us in the near future.”
Attendance is free.
There will be guided tours, workshops and members of the public will be able to see local and international artists in action as they produce their works.
WHERE: Salt River, Cape Town 7925
WHEN: 12 – 16 February 2020
See also Cape Town Green Map