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Salt River Street Art
November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmR350
In both its residential and industrial areas, Salt River has murals by many of South Africa’s and the world’s best street and graffiti artists. Some colossal in size, others tiny. Some decorative, others cryptic and political.
Cape Town’s annual International Public Art Festival was held in Salt River 2017 – 2021; I am one of the Festival’s guides.
In 2021 the Salt River Heritage Society started their own series of murals. Community House is home to some of the largest.
This area is as interesting as the art. Developed in the late 1800s, it was Cape Town’s first industrial area along with adjoining Woodstock. The streets of terraced housing was for the workers, initially Christian, then from the 1960s more Muslim. Some long term residents feel the community spirit is decreasing as gentrification slowly increases.
We start at:
Loaves by Madame Baker
Unit B3, Salt Orchard
12 Briar Road (corner of Yew Street)
Salt River, 8000
We tend to finish 10 minutes walk away at sculptor (and recent graffiti artist) Uwe Pfaff’s studio, Swift St (just off Durham Ave).
A map, parking, images, what to wear/bring and a short history of street art will be sent beforehand.
Street parking easy to find (as ever, don’t leave valuables in sight)
R350 per person; R260 early bird paying at least 10 days in advance
firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp/phone +27 72 377 8014 for bookings and info about private tours
I repeat this tour each month, some weekdays, some Saturdays.
Let me know if you would like your own tour, or, suggest a date for future public, scheduled ones. This tour works well for families and schools.