Open Studios Joburg 2023

May 28, 2023 - May 28, 2023

The Open Studios Joburg 2023 event, which took place on the weekend of May 27 and 28, was a vibrant celebration of Johannesburg's dynamic art scene, offering a rare opportunity to explore artists' studios across the city, engage with over 150 artists, and purchase artworks directly from them. This event was the biggest edition yet, involving seven main artist studio collectives and more than 100 artists showcasing a rich array of activations, exhibitions, and other art happenings.

The event was initiated by the META foundation, which also runs August House, the city's largest artist studio space. This year's event was sponsored by several organizations including Quorum Holdings, the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, Nandos, Divercity, Itoo Art Insurance, and Business Arts South Africa, with Johannesburg In Your Pocket serving as a media partner.

The event was also associated with RMB Latitudes, an art fair celebrating Johannesburg's art world and fostering new relationships in the art community. Ticket holders had access to a free shuttle service facilitating easy travel between the two events, emphasizing a strong focus on market access for artists.

Visitors could immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Johannesburg's art scene, exploring inspiring artistic spaces that are not always open to the public. The event facilitated deep connections between artists and the community, encouraging collaboration and celebrating authentic creative work in the inner city.

To ensure a seamless experience, a hop-on-hop-off shuttle service operated from every venue, with shuttles departing every 20 minutes. Various food and beverage options were available at different studios, enhancing the lively social occasion.

For more details, you can visit the official Open Studios Joburg website or check the full article on Johannesburg In Your Pocket. Don't miss the opportunity to delve deep into the heart of the city's creative pulse in the next Open Studios Joburg event.


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