Public art festival

Corridors of Hope painted by Sonny Behan for the 2021 Baz-Art International Public Art Festival.

The 6th edition of the International Public Art Festival (IPAF) will be taking to the streets of Cape Town’s CBD from Wednesday February 23 to Sunday February 27.

Hosted by Baz-Art, an organisation that facilitates street art, the free festival will see large murals being created live, with opportunities to interact with street artists from around the world.

Street art tours will be available to give insider knowledge to the stories behind the artwork, and an evening programme will explore the creative nightlife of Cape Town.

The main activities of the festival will take place in the bustling vicinity of Harrington Street.

“We are partnering with surrounding social, tourist and hospitality businesses and cultural institutions in the area, to focus on creating bridges and connections to celebrate community and art. In addition, once again, all participating artists will be briefed on the socio-economic, cultural and historical context of the environment where they will be creating artworks, as we pay tribute to the potent cultural and historical context of central Cape Town within the artworks,” says marketing and communications manager, Dennis Molewa.

The theme for IPAF 2022 is Humanity, which aims to encourage connection and positive debate.

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