Open Studios: Prince Albert Art Route
18 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 ONLINE EDITION (due to COVID)
6 January 2021 – 9 January 2021 To be confirmed.
9h00-13h00, and 15h00-18h00
35 Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert
This delightful twice yearly art route, crammed with work by an eclectic mix of artists, is particularly enjoyable for both artists and visitors, as they get to engage in the personal studio spaces where all the magic happens. The Summer Open Studios was a huge success, with great feedback from visitors, and excellent art sales too.
Then COVID 19 arrived to change our entire world, even this little rural gem, in the middle of nowhere. Although the virus has not arrived here, we are still under lockdown, and have had to cancel the winter Open Studios Art route, scheduled for 18-21 June 2020.
However, we will be doing an online edition, so you can follow the event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/princealbertopenstudios/) and Instagram (prince_albert_open_studios) or follow the website https://princealbertopenstudios.co.za/
ART WORKSHOPS: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
I had scheduled 2 encaustic/mixed media workshops this year. Both have been postponed due to you know what, but I will definitely reschedule as soon as pandemics and restrictions allow!
Follow my artist page on Facebook for updates.
VISIT OUR SHOWROOM IN PRINCE ALBERT
After my husband and I relocated to Prince Albert in early 2019, we undertook a major renovation project on our new (but very old) home. Part of that involved turning our lovely old high-roofed Karoo clay and straw garage into an art/book showroom, which is now open by appointment.
We look forward to welcoming you to the showroom at 35 Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert.
Phone 083 261 9671 for an appointment, or preferably Whatsapp, as our signal is pretty awful.
(N.B. The street numbers are not in sequence, but it is easy to find, being the first building on the left as you enter town from the Meiringspoort / Swartberg Pass side, directly opposite the historic old Mill).
A visit to the delightful Karoo town of Prince Albert, brimming with creatives and colourful characters, is always a treat. For art lovers and collectors, it gets even better, twice a year, when many of the local artists open their private studio spaces to the public for 4 days. In these hallowed spaces, some belonging to internationally known artists, you can find anything from ancient skills such as blacksmithing, calligraphy, woodcutting and etching, through a whole spectrum from paintings in oils, watercolours and acrylics, both traditional and contemporary, to sculpture and jewellery made from found objects, land art, ceramics, and even some steam-punk light fittings made from old Land Rover parts.
Stay a few days and look out for the colourful bunting and distinctive blue A-frame boards in front of various homes around town. Maps of the route are available from Prince Albert Art gallery and the Tourism office.
We look forward to welcoming you to our book and art showroom!