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International Public Art Festival 2020

The International Public Arts Festival is back for its fourth annual event and will colour the streets of Salt River with breathtaking street art murals created by 25 local and international artists. 

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The International Public Arts Festival is back for its fourth annual event and will colour the streets of Salt River with breathtaking street art murals created by 25 local and international artists. 

Placing Cape Town on the street art map of the world, The International Public Arts Festival (IPAF) will take place in and around the suburb of Salt River from 12 - 16 February 2020.  

Some of the artists that will be taking part in IPAF 2020 include local artists such as Jake Mbele, Bash, Black Rose and more while international headliners include Monsieur Térez from France and L7 Matrix to name a few. 

IPAF aims to bring together a number of talented local and international street artists in creating engaging and interactive pieces while providing improvement opportunities for communities in need.

 

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Founded by non-profit organisation that aims to integrate art in public spaces, BAZ-ART, the new artistic installations will benefit the community, breathing life and colour into the streets in the form of art.

Not only will the event create new art pieces in the area but it will initiate a number of programmes including community gardens, art classes for children along with additional support for other businesses. 

IPAF not only shines a light on the street art talent of South Africa but also aims to create assist  the community in a creative way. 

 

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With a whopping 100 murals already painted over the past three years, this year's theme will merge both art and technology as it focuses on digitalisation. 

In an official statement, IPAF the concept behind this year's theme. 

'We aim to spark dialogue and create awareness about the potential opportuntiies and obstacles digitalisation may hold for us in the near future.' 

The new theme will incorporate the use of digital at in various forms such as 3D viritual reality (VR) and computer graphic techniques along with the traditionally painted murals. 

Members of the public will be given the opporunity to watch maestor's of street art create unqiue giant murals from start to finish. 

Attendance to the event is free and the event will host guided tours, workshops and more. 

A detailed programme for IPAF can be found here

 

 

 

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