SA’s largest visual arts festival to be hosted in Joburg this weekend

Joburg is one of the continent’s most celebrated art cities, filled with a network of studio spaces that gives life to the city’s status as one of the continent’s premier art cities.


Last year Johannesburg’s annual edition of OpenStudios welcomed over 2000 visitors, giving them access to over 100 working artists in their natural work environments.

The annual edition of the event takes place again this weekend but it promises to be bigger and better than last year’s event. There are even more artists and art spaces for art lovers to engage with at this year’s event.


Selected studios in and around the city will participate in OpenStudios.Joburg, which will take place on Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May.  

A shuttle bus service will connect the different studios, enabling patrons to travel safely between the different venues, without needing to drive their own vehicles into the inner city. This service will operate between the various spaces, from 10.30 until 16.00.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are still available at R 55 per ticket.   


Nando’s is the proud sponsor of OpenStudios.Joburg. The promotion of Southern African artistic talents is something that Nando’s is passionate about.

The company enjoys showcasing SA’s artistic, musical, and design talents. Nando’s has embraced five distinct artist development programs since it started investing in art in 2001.

“Our programs have consistently funded more than 350 artists, and our work is on display at 1200 restaurants across 24 countries.  We have more than 21,000 works of art in our collection, making us the greatest private collector of contemporary South African art in the world.” Says Kirsty Niehaus, Nando’s Marketing Manager: Creativity Portfolio, per the Metrosmag.

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Saturday 27 May from 10:30-16:00
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios

Transwerke Studios in the Constitution Hill Precinct
Play Braamfontein
Lilian Road Studios
The Rand Club & Bridge Books
RMB Latitudes Art Fair

Sunday 28 May from 10:30-16:00
August House

Asisebenze Art Atelier
Ellis House
Living Artist Emporium
Victoria Yards
RMB Latitudes Art Fair

For additional information:
Sara Hallatt
[email protected]
084 411 2871

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