Beauty in diversity

Except for entertaining the whole family, this event hopes to change the perception of artists and the art buying culture in the country.

26 November 2018 | Events

The ever-popular Namibia Arts Fair takes place in the capital next Saturday (1 December) and once again, visitors can expect to experience the power of exceptional art of Namibia.

According to the organisers, the fair is a family event that hopes to change the perception of artists and the art buying culture in Namibia. Moreover, the biannual festival aims to reinforce the value and importance of local artists. “Our goal is to provide a platform for artists to sell artwork and network with art organisations and the local community to promote their art,” they say.

The fair includes more than 20 art exhibitors, a variety of food vendors and live performers, along with a kid zone and family activities. Other highlights include a book bazaar and a featured artist gallery.

Furthermore, they hope to create an understanding of the value of artwork for those not familiar with the art scene, and teach people how to interact with artists and purchase art for themselves. “We also hope to fill the gap of knowledge that people have regarding modern Namibian artists, so that people can make money from their art.”

To make the most of the event, there are different options to buying your ticket: You can purchase your tickets through the EventsToday website, PayToday app, Airtime City Kiosks, EFT and cash. For information on group ticket discounts, contact [email protected] Early bird tickets (discounted all day pass, available up until 30 November) cost N$30 or N$40 at the gates, while kids (0-15) and pensioners are free. Tickets for students (with ID) is N$20.

The arts fair takes place at 1990 Freedom Plaza in Rev. Michael Scott Street (behind the new FNB on Independence Ave) from 10:00 to 18:00.

For more information, visit the Arts Fair website or follow it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the blog.

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