BAY art lovers will hit the jackpot next weekend when the annual Art Studio Meander is held at studios and art venues across the city.
An arts meander is a similar concept to the classic garden tour, with participants given a map showing various venues open for viewing. To join in you simply pay R20 per car for a map, then set off along a demarcated route at your own pace.
“The Art Studio Meander is again being held over two days – next Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6,” said coordinator and participating artist BrettenAnne Moolman, of Art on Target at 2 Target Kloof.
“This year more than 100 artists’ and art students’ work will be on display.”
Fourteen studios will open their doors from 9am to 4pm on the Saturday and 9am to 1pm or 4pm on the Sunday (some venues will close at the earlier time).
“It’s an opportunity to see what’s new on the art scene: participants get to meet the artists, engage in their beautiful creative spaces, chat to them about their work and do some shopping while supporting the local creative industry,” Moolman said.
Painting, print-making, mosaic, pottery, photography, illustration, sculpture, craft and collages are just some of the art forms being shared.
Artists will include Moolman herself, Les Bird, Theresa Hardman, Lynnley Watson, Monique Wiffen Rorke, Llise Dodd, Tertius van Huyssteen, Jenny Maltby, Annemarie Burger and many others.
Maps are available from Art on Target from 9am on the Saturday, at 15 Providence Place, Old Seaview Road, or at Angel Wings Ceramics at the Valley Market. (On the Saturday, because of the market, an entry fee of R10 will also be payable).