Visitors to the third annual Art in the Park show were spoilt for choice as 125 local artists exhibited their work at Rondebosch Park on Saturday November 26.
Secretary of the South African Society of Artists (SASA), Liz Pearson said the initial Art in the Park event was held in March 2013 at Groot Constantia and that they moved to their current venue which is situated on the corners of Campground and Sandown roads in Rondebosch in 2014.
Ms Pearson said any artist who is a member of a society in the Western Cape is eligible to take part.
“It’s a great way to get art out there, no matter who or how old or young you are,” she said.
Former car guard Eric Karanga, 32, of Retreat, was one of the talented artists who showcased his work.
Mr Karanga said he arrived in South Africa from war-torn Rwanda in 2004 and worked as a car guard to sustain himself up until July this year, which is when he started painting full-time.
“I have always sketched and started painting in 2007. I am a lover of landscapes and I enjoy painting mountains and oceans,” he said.
He uses acrylic paints to create his masterpieces. You can view Mr Karanga’s artworks at the Framery Gallery in Constantia during the week; and at the K-Next Gallery at the V&A Waterfront on weekends
Ms Pearson said the event was well attended and that “sales were good”.