Open Studios makes art accessible in the heart of Joburg

The event gives art lovers access to over 100 working artists in their natural habitat – the studio – returns for another year.
Art galleries and art fairs tend to be intimidating for the average Joe on the street. The daunting feeling stems from people often thinking that art is for a certain type of person or that there isn’t art they can afford. Open Studios Joburg is bridging the gap between the creator and the consumer of art, by making art accessible through its festival in the inner city. The event takes place on the last weekend of May for two days, and will see art lovers going to the various art studios in the CBD to view works by Joburg-based artists.

The studios include the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Lilian Road Studios in Fordsburg, Asisebenze Art Atelier adjacent park station and Ellis House which is between Ellis Park and Troyeville Hotel. “It is something for the people, by the people,” event founder Sara Hallatt told The Citizenat the media launch of the art event.

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