The second International Public Art Festival (IPAF) takes place in Salt River, Cape Town from 10 – 19 February 2018. An initiative by NGO Baz-Art, this unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their stories, skills and styles in real time and on a global platform.
IPAF’s main aim is to create awareness of public art, bridge the gap between fine art and street art and use it as a medium to educate, uplift and inspire the public.
With ‘We Need Nature’ as the theme this year, all artists plan to bring subjects of recycling, green issues, global warming and the current water crisis to the fore, all while celebrating the beauty of nature.
Activities on offer to the public attending the festival not only include watching these paintings come to life, but they will be able to participate in spray painting workshops, attend guided tours run by street art specialists or simply enjoy the daily entertainment.
Entry is free, but workshops and tours are separately priced:
Exciting graffiti, street art and contemporary urban art festivals are blossoming all around the world – from India to Tahiti, and from Paris to Sao Paulo. The founders of Baz-Art recognised that despite the incredible talent pool, Africa did not have a flagship international event that gave artists the opportunity to expresses and showcases their skills.
Baz-Art decided to seize the chance by collaborating with the IPAF community and initiating the first IPAF in Salt River, Cape Town during February 2017. Baz-Art is also in collaboration with the Mexico and Vancouver Public Art Festivals which focuses on exchanging artistic ideas and projects.