Come and enjoy the striking and varied new murals created in Salt River every February by the annual International Public Art Festival. Even this year’s had artists from Italy, Brazil and France, as well as different parts of South Africa.
For art lovers, I lead the tour; I was one of the official guides for this year’s festival, and loved it (I even did them by bicycle!). I aim for us to meet an artist and/or local resident who is actively involved in community work. Nadia Agherdine often joins us for a part of our walk. She has lived most of her life in Salt River and is key to the wonderful new community garden we’ll see. Nadia is also a qualified tourist guide and has been giving tours of the Festival since it started in this district five years ago.
Let me know what you’re after.
Timing suggestion: 10am start, finish noon
Starting and ending point: will be agreed with you – Freddie Freeloader (cafe), 48 Salt River Rd, during the week on Salt River Rd, or on Saturdays when it is shut outside Plasti-Pak, 39 Salt River Rd (junction of Kremer Rd)
Price: R300 unless paid at least a week in advance, then its R250. This includes a briefing about street art/graffiti and a history of Salt River. For group bookings special rates.
Street parking usually not a problem, but don’t leave valuables in sight
Please remember to wear a mask and cancel if you are sick (credit or refund).
To book: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/WhatsApp +27 (0)72 377 8014
Images: Monsieur Térez, Keng (Tolo LikaKheswa) and PILPELED; above: Jakes Mbele. Images by Irene McCullagh Photography & Laura McCullagh