Port Elizabeth’s fifth annual Art Meander starts on Friday, October 27 at Art on Target and wend its colourful way through the Baakens Valley and out to Schoenmakerskop over three days.

Its founder, Cindy Oberholzer, who describes herself as an amateur artist, hopes this inside view of the creative process will inspire anyone who loves art, whether or not they paint or sculpt themselves.

“The first year we had 150 visitors and last year 450 and because the event is just getting bigger and bigger and bigger so we’ve decided to introduce the Friday as well, for the first time,” she said this week.

“I started this meander to introduce the public to the artists and vice versa. The public get to see the ‘behind the scenes’ of the artists and learn that there are very real people making a living from their creations.

“Hopefully, when you’re in need for a piece of art, you will give these artists a thought and support them. I’ve tried to invite or include all artists from all the fields of art in various stages of ‘growth’ to show that art comes in many forms and is a process of practice.”

The idea is that you visit one of three main venues to buy an Art Meander map listing artists and studios welcoming visitors next weekend, on Friday October 27 from 1pm to 4pm and on Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29 from 9am to 4pm. Read more